(Closed) taking a dress on an airplane

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Me too!!!  Well, kind of me too.  I live in CA and the wedding is in MI.  I plan to ask the flight attendant to store the dress up front or wait until everyone is on board and lay it acorss the top of the carry on bags.

Post # 4
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Mrs. SeaBreeze took hers on board with her she blogged that they are supposed to accomodate it. You might want to look it up starts with Destination Wedding: I would call ahead to the airlines though. I’ll be taking mine too and I’m considering boxing it up and sending ahead of me, insured…

Post # 5
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

CARRY IT ON WITH YOU! Don’t check it.  I have heard 2 horror stories of brides checking their wedding dresses in luggage and it getting damaged.  When you check in for your flight, you should be able to speak to the attendant there and tell them that you are carrying on a wedding dress and the flight attendant should be able to make accomodations on the plane for you! 

Post # 6
596 posts
Busy bee

Definitely carry it on!  I wouldn’t take the risk of losing it.  I did the same thing with my wedding dress.  One of the flight attendants offered to hang it up in the first class cabin for me but just in case they run out of room, I would just carefully put it in the overhead bins.  Also, make sure you make arrangements to get your dress pressed when you get to your destination.

Post # 7
5 posts
  • Wedding: July 2006

As a former Delta Airlines Employee– IF IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU DON’T CHECK IT!! Not only have I heard horror stories, but I’ve personally seen them.

Most airlines will work with you to find a place for your dress– International flights often have separate quarters for the flight attendants — and that’s where Delta used to accommodate dresses on longer flights– most will let you keep it with you unless the flight is full or it’s too cumbersome– best bit of advice: CALL AHEAD.

As a general rule of thumb: Don’t check anything valuable accidents will happen, and airlines are not required to cover excessive damage costs of items they warn you up front not to check and therefore have a cap on the amount they are willing to reimburse for damaged luggage– I’ve seen morons put laptops and x-boxes in checked baggage– you have no idea how many times your luggage is bounced around, rolls through a belt system, changes hands and flights!

Worst-case scenario: THE TAG COMES OFF YOUR BAG!! I was a reroute employee and the most frustrating thing is when luggage with valuables comes through without a tag– because we have no way of matching it up with you without information (This happened once with a bag full of X-Box games and the X-Box itself!!!) — GREATEST THING EVER: Always include an itinerary IN your bag that includes your final destination and contact information of a couple of people that you would trust with your information, otherwise your bag is held until you call and report it missing, but if we have your information it will often be right behind you on the very next flight.


P.S. To some very out of the way places that might only have one flight in and out a week; we have had to hold the bag or send it to the passengers home airport just because forwarding the bag would mean that it would be one step behind the passenger for the whole trip—talk about frustrating!!!

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