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cantquitebelieveit12 · 20/10/2018 20:06

Posting for traffic.

Just realised that my standard cabin is 1cm wider than Flybe’s allowed dimensions. Never flown with them before, any recommendations as I have 1 day to find a suitable bag & I can’t filter by dimensions on the shopping sites.

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thisneverendingsummer · 20/10/2018 20:10

Do you know anyone who has a bag you could borrow?

Do you have a backpack? That might to...

Hope you sort it, and have a nice time. Flowers

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thisneverendingsummer · 20/10/2018 20:11

That might do (not to!)

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cantquitebelieveit12 · 20/10/2018 20:13

will check what my mum has, taking a backpack as my carry on bag, thank you.

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JosellaPlayton · 20/10/2018 20:15

As long as it’s not so big it won’t fit in the overhead locker there’s probably a good chance they won’t check/realise. Or as per someone on my recent easyJet flight, say you’re crew for Delta and that it’s your crew bag. The thing was huge and they let her on with it- no idea if it was true! But be prepared that they might charge you if they do twig.

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Darkstar4855 · 20/10/2018 20:53

Flew Thomas Cook from Gatwick last month and they were checking sizes of cabin bags at the gate and making people check them in (at a cost) if they were oversized/overweight.

Do you need the space of a large bag? I tend to pack everything in my hold bag and just take a small rucksack with stuff for the flight that I can stick under the seat in front and find that much easier.

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cantquitebelieveit12 · 20/10/2018 22:17

feck it, will just pay to put a bag in the hold online before I go as I can’t face the faff.

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Cherries101 · 20/10/2018 22:19

Buy a soft bag that you can push down under the seat.

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InspectorIkmen · 20/10/2018 22:22

It's a big gamble as to whether you get away with it or not. Most times I've flown with EasyJet they haven't checked but three or four times they have - and the bloody bag was slightly outside of permitted size range. Absolute nightmare - had to stuff my pockets full of stuff, throw away my book etc on one occasion. So I've learned my lesson and they won't catch me like that again!
Good luck finding something!

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Seeingadistance · 20/10/2018 22:23

Are you near a big Tesco? I bought a cabin bag from them in April and they had a selection of different sizes and styles. The one I ended up getting was slightly smaller than the maximum size for EasyJet.

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cantquitebelieveit12 · 20/10/2018 22:29

Thanks all it’s £44 for me to pack a hold bag so just going to do that & will remember not to book Flybe again, Easyjet is more generous.

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AwkwardPaws27 · 20/10/2018 22:30

I have a cabinmax backpack, bought from Amazon, which is great as it is just under the maximum dimensions.

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OlennasWimple · 20/10/2018 22:33

If it's slightly squishy and it really is only 1cm oversized, you should be fine (you will be able to stuff it into the thingy they use to check sizes)

IME they are stricter when the plane is full than on quieter flights

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cantquitebelieveit12 · 20/10/2018 22:36

to make matters worse I can’t even find my usual cabin bag, DH has searched the loft but no luck.

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bigbluebus · 20/10/2018 22:40

Overhead locker on flybe can be quite small. I had a case that was within their dimensions but I could only close the locker if I put the case face down. If it was on its back the hard edge stopped the door from closing. So definitely no room for chancing it with an oversized bag!

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Pimmsypimms · 20/10/2018 22:41

I’m flying with Flybe next week, thanks for the heads up, I’d better measure my carry on case then!

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thenightsky · 20/10/2018 22:43

Which flight is it? I've done flybe four times and every time there's only been about a dozen people on the plane.

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cantquitebelieveit12 · 20/10/2018 22:45

Pimmsypimms I only realised because I couldn’t find my bag so searched for it online to send a picture to my family checking if anyone borrowed it. It had one review that popped up saying it was too big for Flybe, which then prompted me to check Flybe’s website. It’s an £80 charge I think (£40 each way) if it doesn’t fit.

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cantquitebelieveit12 · 20/10/2018 22:45

thenightsky Belfast, next week.

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cantquitebelieveit12 · 20/10/2018 22:45

from London.

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thenightsky · 20/10/2018 22:47

Ah... I did East Midlands to Glasgow.

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pinkcarnations · 20/10/2018 22:48

I flew with Flybe recently and I could only find a bag that was 1cm over. The overhead bjns are smaller than other airlines and everyone's case was a tight fit but I think you'll be fine.

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Pimmsypimms · 25/10/2018 20:14

#cantquitebelieveit I’ve checked all of my cases and they are all too big!! I’ve had to borrow a backpack. The annoying thing is that I popped in to TK Max at the weekend (also checked on amazon) to look for a case and many of them say “cabin size approved” however, not for Flybe they aren’t!! Most of them are too big! I wonder how many people have made the mistake of buying them and getting stung with a charge at the airport!! I definitely won’t be paying the £44 to my bag in the hold when my flight was only £100!
Not sure id book Flybe again either, I just hate the sneaky tactics the cheap airlines use to get more money out of you 😡

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hunibuni · 25/10/2018 20:25

Check my bag or unibaggage is your friend. Way cheaper than paying for luggage

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cantquitebelieveit12 · 26/10/2018 02:02

We are home now Pimmsypimms & I think the reason for the smaller allowance is the size of the planes? Our plane was small with tiny overhead lockers. Annoyingly I could have probably taken my slightly bigger case as they were checking them in free of charge & none were checked, oh well.
Not heard of those hunibuni but we were only away for 4 days.

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OnlyLittleMissOrganised · 29/10/2018 15:08

Ignore the rule. It’s 1cm.

I took two bags on an easy jet flight a few months ago and no one batted an eye lid. One in overhead one under the seat. Did it again a few weeks ago and they didn’t have enough space for all the wheely bags so mine went in the hold (no charge). If I hadn’t had my 2nd bag I wouldn’t have had anywhere to put the things I needed for the flight...water, passport, wallet, e-reader etc.

It’s 1cm I doubt they will have time to check

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