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Old 05-22-2008, 11:52 AM
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RichC- You really think that the extra room required for formal attire is going to make the difference in taking one bag or two? Now with American charging for one bag, the difference is even less.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:22 PM
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Now with American charging for one bag, the difference is even less.
I hadn't thought much about it, but you are correct. If I am going to have to pay the fee then I am going to use it to the maximum and bring the biggest and heaviest suitcase that I can without going over a weight or size limit (which has it's own surcharge).

I wonder if AA considered that aspect? There will be many more heavy suitcases now.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:28 PM
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We will be, maybe not a tux, but a nice sports jacket and a nice cocktail dress. I love it, my hubby hates it, but it's only a couple of evenings. People can always rent formal wear on board. By the time the airlines get through tacking on all their fees, it'll be less expensive to purchase clothes where you go.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:04 PM
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Originally posted by Jim C.:
RichC- You really think that the extra room required for formal attire is going to make the difference in taking one bag or two? Now with American charging for one bag, the difference is even less.
It just might for some people. I ALWAYS take a one small suitcase + a backpack for valuables and extras. The suitcase is not a carry on & would have to be checked. If I removed my suit jacket, pants, dress shoes (no longer needed)I just might be able to make due with a small carry on + a backpack. Yes I realize that most people don't travel as lite as my wife & I do but after many cruises we both have come to the conclusion that we can do without most of the clothes we once use to take. If I did need something on the trip I'll do what Penny3333 advises & just but it.
Dave: From my observations people take just about everything but the kitchen sink now & would just have no option but to pay the extra fee.
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:51 AM
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There are a lot of women's lightweight knitt clothing that travel well and need no ironing. I have many in my wardrobe and take several when I'm cruising. You would be surprised how many lightweight outfits can fit in a carry on
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:49 AM
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No other airline is gonna hop on that bandwagon. In fact Delta has already said they will NOT be charging for your first bag. And I agree, the extra clothing for formal night takes up very little extra space. Good for you Penny...keep up the fight. My father used to always say..."If it's easy to dress like a shlump, think how much easier it is to dress nicely!" Sorry gues...I just really like formal night.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:37 PM
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The only thing is we usually take a garment bag for the formal clothes. It's time for me to start learning Creative Packing 101!

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Old 05-27-2008, 02:47 PM
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Unfortunately you may be right about that.

I just booked a flight within the next 3 weeks, and called to see about carryon luggage. With these two airlines, the first piece of luggage is free, the 2nd piece will be $25.

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:34 AM
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Is this called "getting back" at the airlines??

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:36 AM
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Well I just may start bring all "short" formal dresses, instead of long ones. Time will tell.

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