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Packing, packing, packing

Thursday, July 27, 2017

I love to get dressed up when my DH and I go out and we both love to cruise and especially love the formal nights but packing for these things really gets me down. We are flying on three different airlines. They have different baggage fees. One charges 35 dollars for every bag you stow. Another gives you the first bag free and charges $200 for the 2nd. Carry-on dimensions are different. One airlines has 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches. Another has 7 inches x 15 inches x 21 inches so that means my carry on has to be 7x14x21 to fit all of the planes. I know a lot of people manage to get everything they bring in their carry-on but with two different formal gowns more or less required I don't see how. Going on vacation shouldn't be so stressful!

I'll try to bring back lots of pictures!
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  • JAZZEJR
    Hmmm... How long is your cruise? And how far away to need 3 different airlines. Those are hefty bag fees. There are credit cards that will pay them for you, you know. For the next trip....:)
    1361 days ago
  • PHEBESS
    I went on a 48 day cruise with a small duffle holding about 25 items of clothing (plus two jackets). Didn't include a long dress, but managed to dress up for 9 gala (formal) nights.

    If you're interested in down-sizing your luggage, let me know - there's a whole website dedicated to capsule wardrobes for travel.
    1361 days ago
  • RETIREESMITH
    Enjoy your cruise--once you get there. LOL. You're right--vacation shouldn't be that stressful.
    1362 days ago
  • KELLIEBEAN
    Wow I had no idea about all those differences. I can't wait to see pictures of you in your gowns. That is nice to get all dressed up.

    Have a wonderful time!
    1362 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Can't wait for the pictures and yes...I have found flying in these crazy days to be VERY stressful. I think I'd much rather drive or cruise from a port nearby. BUT we really want to try a Viking cruise and you know what that means...flying...geeze oh pete...nothing is easy anymore is it? emoticon emoticon
    1362 days ago
  • PHHHISC
    emoticon Have a great trip!
    1362 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    Some people send their bags UPS ...
    1362 days ago
  • NANASUEH
    That's why I don't fly any more. Too stressful!

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    1362 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    Vacation shouldn't be stressful but it sounds like you are going to have a good time. Relax and enjoy!!
    1362 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    You're right, going on vacation shouldn't be so complicated. But good reminder that I need to check my bag size for carry on. It's been awhile since that darn bag has flown anywhere. I asked my son if he was going to check any luggage for our trip to Norway - nope! So that means Mom probably shouldn't either. The good news is that we will be visiting a couple of relatives who will probably let us wash some clothes, AND I don't have anything fancy - just shirts and pants. But we will be gone for 12 days!!!

    Oh well, I'm going to deal with that on Monday, but I will check the airline to see what the rules are. Have a wonderful trip!
    1362 days ago
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