Baggage on a plane - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > I NEED HELP- ASAP!

I NEED HELP- ASAP! Need quick help? PLEASE POST ONLY URGENT QUESTIONS HERE! We´ll try to answer you within 24hrs.

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
Members
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

3 of us are flying from London to Amsterdam on Friday and we are taking backpacks, the type shown on this site and like those you would take camping or hiking.

I just heard that apparently you cant check in bags like that because they have too many loose straps and things like that...is this true, and if it is, what can i do about it.

we cant go backpacking with a suitcase.

thanks
ravishon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 03:26 PM   #2
celebrating jacks b-day!
 
BelfastFlyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast
Posts: 562
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hey!
You can check them in. The problem with the lose straps is that if they get caught on the conveyor belt they will take a knife to it!

Best bet would be to tape them together or cover the pack in a big plastic bag
BelfastFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 03:30 PM   #3
Minister of Offense
 
omisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan
Default

A lot of airports (at least in Europe) now separately handle backpacks or put them in this plastic tray so that the straps don't get caught up. Some of them will even wrap them up in a plastic bag for you! I wouldn't worry about it.. But as a precaution, I'd tighten down all the straps and tuck in/tie down all the loose bits.
__________________
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @ http://omidabroad.blogspot.com

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 10:56 PM   #4
TPunk Emeritus
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Some packs have a flap into which you can tuck the straps, which works fine. Otherwise, as mentioned, they either have plastic bags or a special tray to set the packs in, but it's always a good idea to tighten the straps as much as possible, so they also won't get snagged on other gear in the hold.

tumblezweedz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 11:18 PM   #5
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have a cheap duffel bag that my backpack perfectly fits into expressly for this purpose. It packs down VERY small, about the size of a softball. If your pack didn't come with one you can probably pick one up for cheap.
__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 03:01 AM   #6
Members
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

if i had a duffel bag to put my bag in, where would i put the things that go in the bag? all that wont go down to a sleeping bag.

also we are travelling easyjet if that makes a difference, and one more thing, by a plastic bag, do you mean a bin liner kind of thing. like a big black bag?
ravishon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 04:26 AM   #7
celebrating jacks b-day!
 
BelfastFlyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast
Posts: 562
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ravishon @ Aug 30 2006, 11:01 AM) [snapback]137391[/snapback]</div>
Quote:
if i had a duffel bag to put my bag in, where would i put the things that go in the bag? all that wont go down to a sleeping bag.

also we are travelling easyjet if that makes a difference, and one more thing, by a plastic bag, do you mean a bin liner kind of thing. like a big black bag?
[/b]
yep thats the one!
BelfastFlyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2006, 04:49 AM   #8
Members
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

its free, it works, and its easy, i love it!

thanks
ravishon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 09:50 AM   #9
To Smart For Mensa
 
TheJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake
Default

we don't knife the straps btw... we aren't allowed to play with knifes.
__________________
Adventure needs to be as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world.
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 09:59 AM   #10
Sex and the City Guru
 
travelchick75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Miami, Canada
Posts: 649
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to travelchick75
Default

Do most packs have a lot of straps??? Cause mine dont have any that stick out that bad.
__________________
"Well, I had one that I was playing Quidditch the other night," said Ron, screwing up his face in an effort to remember. "What do you think that means?"
"Probably that you're going to be eaten by a giant marshmallow or something," said Harry, turning the pages of The Dream Oracle without interest.
-
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
travelchick75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 10:01 AM   #11
To Smart For Mensa
 
TheJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 5,818
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to TheJake Send a message via MSN to TheJake Send a message via Yahoo to TheJake Send a message via Skype™ to TheJake
Default

you dont have belt straps? or tightening straps on the sides?
__________________
Adventure needs to be as much about discovering yourself as it is about discovering the world.
TheJake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 10:21 AM   #12
You want fries with that?
 
Joker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland... yeah, i know it sucks.
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Why is it I read this title and saw "Snakes on a Plane?"





Tie 'em down tight, and roll with it.
__________________
Misadventures of a Crazed Kitchen Pirate

"Steve is the prototypical cool American male. Y'know, I'm talking about Steve McGarrett, alright? Steve Austin, Steve McQueen. Y'know, he's the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living, man. He never, ever tries to impress the women but he always gets the girl."


Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 10:27 AM   #13
TPunk Emeritus
 
benna2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hanover, Ontario
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to benna2 Send a message via MSN to benna2 Send a message via Yahoo to benna2
Default

I think what Space Virgin meant when she said that the pack fits into the duffel bag was that the backpack and its contents fit in the duffel bag. Mine came with one of those as well. It's like a....condom for your backpack if you will.

If you don't have one of those then tuck the straps in as best you can or if you really want to be safe, then use some strong electrical tape to tape them down.

Have a safe flight and REMEMBER TO CHECK ALL YOUR LIQUIDS AND GELS!

On my last flight, they took away half the contents of my make up bag. And for those who know me, will know that that is a LOT of expensive stuff! Lipgloss and mascara just thrown in the garbage.
__________________
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine"

Come visit me in the DR!
www.sosuavacationrentals.com
benna2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 02:51 PM   #14
You want fries with that?
 
Joker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland... yeah, i know it sucks.
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(benna2 @ Aug 31 2006, 10:27 AM) [snapback]137701[/snapback]</div>
Quote:
On my last flight, they took away half the contents of my make up bag. And for those who know me, will know that that is a LOT of expensive stuff! Lipgloss and mascara just thrown in the garbage.
[/b]
Cripes, I hope they had a Bath and Body Works where you were headed!! :D
__________________
Misadventures of a Crazed Kitchen Pirate

"Steve is the prototypical cool American male. Y'know, I'm talking about Steve McGarrett, alright? Steve Austin, Steve McQueen. Y'know, he's the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living, man. He never, ever tries to impress the women but he always gets the girl."


Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 03:23 PM   #15
TPunk Emeritus
 
benna2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hanover, Ontario
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to benna2 Send a message via MSN to benna2 Send a message via Yahoo to benna2
Default

Yeah, unfortunately there are not too many Bath and Body works here in the DR....None to be exact! I am just going without mascara. Poor girl eh?
__________________
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine"

Come visit me in the DR!
www.sosuavacationrentals.com
benna2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2006, 03:30 PM   #16
You want fries with that?
 
Joker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Maryland... yeah, i know it sucks.
Posts: 2,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(benna2 @ Aug 31 2006, 03:23 PM) [snapback]137761[/snapback]</div>
Quote:
Yeah, unfortunately there are not too many Bath and Body works here in the DR....None to be exact! I am just going without mascara. Poor girl eh?
[/b]
Egads! You poor thing! You have it so rough. I mean, living in paradise, avoiding a hard Canuckian winter, sunning yourself daily, and drinking good cheap rum, all without mascara!

I'll pray for you.
__________________
Misadventures of a Crazed Kitchen Pirate

"Steve is the prototypical cool American male. Y'know, I'm talking about Steve McGarrett, alright? Steve Austin, Steve McQueen. Y'know, he's the guy on his horse, the guy alone. He has his own code of honor, his own code of ethics, his own rules of living, man. He never, ever tries to impress the women but he always gets the girl."


Joker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2006, 11:54 AM   #17
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY & The Road
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to xanthuos Send a message via MSN to xanthuos Send a message via Yahoo to xanthuos
Default

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Joker @ Aug 31 2006, 12:21 PM) [snapback]137695[/snapback]</div>
Quote:
Why is it I read this title and saw "Snakes on a Plane?"

Tie 'em down tight, and roll with it.
[/b]
I have HAD it with these MUTHAF**KIN' BAGS on this MUTHAF**KIN' PLANE!
__________________
Regards,
Matthew
xanthuos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:30 AM   #18
TPunk Recognized
 
lost in texas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 464
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've got an Eiger 55. It didn't come with a duffel or anything, but I'm thinking about picking up something to stuff it in before I check it as baggage. I like the bag, but there are so many damn straps hanging everywhere, it looks like it's just begging to get torn up in baggage transfer.

Any thoughts, is it worth the hassle? Thanks!
__________________
"Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds."
-- FDR
lost in texas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 11:57 AM   #19
TPunk Recognized
 
Delaney's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Delaney Send a message via MSN to Delaney
Default

I think if you ask behind the counter they have pretty strong plastic bags you can put your pack in. That has been my experience anyway. Then you don't have to spend any money on a duffel or anything!
__________________
“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” - Albert Einstein


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go. - Dr. Suess


Why I'm not on TPunk as much anymore: http://www.kaushallab.cbl.umces.edu/people.html#katie
Delaney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2007, 01:55 PM   #20
TPunk Recognized
 
SuDz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 1,838
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SuDz
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Delaney View Post
I think if you ask behind the counter they have pretty strong plastic bags you can put your pack in. That has been my experience anyway. Then you don't have to spend any money on a duffel or anything!
Just in case, lost in texas, you might want to check with the airline first. You don't want to get there and find out otherwise.

SuDZ
__________________
SuDZ > We recycle our scummyness.
SuDZ > Thats just plain good for the environment.
Rozza > lol
Rozza > yeah
Rozza > that should be your sig
SuDz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Plane Help...Again cliffo Travel Transportation 10 05-01-2004 07:36 AM
lockers/baggage storage in nyc? sugarandspite U.S.A. 5 04-30-2004 01:19 PM
I'm getting on that first plane.... wonderbird22 General Travel Tips and Advice 3 04-10-2004 07:19 AM
A plane! A plane! Columbia Introductions and Announcements 9 03-31-2004 08:30 AM
Baggage limits Glacier Travel Transportation 5 08-15-2003 04:06 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:06 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121