I am flying into Heathrow this month, where I will have a nearly
7 hour layover. I bought a piece of luggage labeled "carry-on size".
It is a small duffle with small wheels and a pull handle
which dissapears into the case. I just read that BA only allows
bags 22" as carry on. Mine is 22" X 12 X 8. but with the wheels it is 221/2".
I really dont want to get to Dulles and not be allowed to bring my
carry-on with me. But it will be SO nice to have my carry-on things
on wheels for the sleep-deprived 7 hours while I wait for my next
flight . I have toyed with the idea of putting a strong garbage bag
inside my duffle, and if I am rejected, dump the contents into the garbage bag. (glamorous, but , hey in a pinch at least I will have everything with me) ). I do mind throwing my new
duffle away before boarding if this dilemma occurs. Or, I can just use an old large shopping bag to hold both my purse and knitting.
I have always used a shopping bag before, but this pulls my back and hip out of kilter sometimes lugging a weight around.
So- - how precise is BA about the carry on luggage? I know this is a fairly new ruling. And I know luggage is tested thru a metal
shape. I thought, it is only slightly longer ( by 1/2", ) and maybe I could slant the bag thru the metal shape.
Anyone have any experience?
My traveling companion and I both are aware that purse must be shoved into the same parcel as the rest of the stuff.