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Old 09-07-2014, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
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OK.. let me start by saying it has been 14 years since I interviewed and I've never interviewed somewhere I couldn't drive.

I have an interview in Denver next week that I need to dress professionally for. The company is paying for the airfare/hotel/rental and I'm trying to determine if I will need to check my garment bag with my suit.. or if it counts as a carry-on (flying United). Seems silly to pay $50 ($25 each way) for a bag that just has a suite in it... but if that's what I have to do, so be it. Otherwise, I could pack everything I need in that one garment bag and a backpack (flying up on Thursday, interview on Friday and fly back on Friday evening).
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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I have seen many garment bags carried on flights. In theory it will need to fold to a size that meets the airlines carry on policy. Also in theory either your garment bag or backpack will need to be able to fit under the seat. I have not had the misfortune to fly on United since they merged with Continental so I do not know if they still board window seats first then center seats and last aisle seats. If they do many passengers seated in aisle seats can not find any overhead bin space. When you are boarding the flight you might nicely ask the flight attendant working the boarding door if there is space in a closet to hang your garment bag.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:58 AM
 
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United does still board window to aisle. I flew them a few months ago.

Most garment bags are too rigid to fit into the sizer and must be checked. If it's a simple cloth one, you'll be fine.

There are very few planes with closets anymore, and when they do have them they are usually reserved for crew bags and sometimes first class. Do not expect to use the closet.

All that said, most suits are made of a wool blend and don't really wrinkle. Take it out as soon as you arrive and hang it up overnight, the wrinkles will be gone in the morning. I pack my suits in my suitcase and do this, and never have a wrinkle problem.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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All depends on if you know how to fold those clothes !
Let me Google that for you !

Best way, wear the suit !
But take fresh shirt and tie.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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All depends on if you know how to fold those clothes !
Let me Google that for you !

Best way, wear the suit !
But take fresh shirt and tie.
The problem with wearing the suit is that if something spills on it, he's hosed.
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Old 09-11-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Wear the suit pants only and take the jacket in a regular carry-on.
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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The problem with wearing the suit is that if something spills on it, he's hosed.
I really like this statement !!
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Mount Juliet, TN
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Thanks... just ended up wearing it and taking the jacket off and laying it on my lap under a blanket to keep it from getting spilled on. Of course one more thing to have to take off and put through the security scanners....
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