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Old 10-18-2014, 05:06 AM
 
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Calm down lol....it's just baggage
The problem is that when you give bad information, someone might not check you on it, get to the airport, and end up having to pay $100 in oversize baggage fees. I don't see the humor in that.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Palmer/Fishhook, Alaska
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The problem is that when you give bad information, someone might not check you on it, get to the airport, and end up having to pay $100 in oversize baggage fees. I don't see the humor in that.
Understandable. I do believe the misunderstanding has been cleared up. You can pretty much check anything if you're willing to pay for it.

As for standard baggage, I've never seen the sort of guideline that tells travelers how big their bags are allowed to be.....as opposed to the guidelines you see posted at security regarding allowable maximum size for carry ons.
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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Understandable. I do believe the misunderstanding has been cleared up. You can pretty much check anything if you're willing to pay for it.

As for standard baggage, I've never seen the sort of guideline that tells travelers how big their bags are allowed to be.....as opposed to the guidelines you see posted at security regarding allowable maximum size for carry ons.
Every single airline has them clearly listed on their web sites. I posted links earlier.

By the way, there are embargoes on additional or over-sized/weight luggage to and from various destinations (particularly in Latin America) during certain times of the year. Again these are clearly noted on the various carrier web sites. So no, you can't check pretty much anything as long as you are willing to pay for it. You might want to learn a little bit about the facts before posting again, as you are batting 1000 in the accuracy department.
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The fee for oversize is more than the fee for checking an extra bag usually.
SWA advised me to remove some things from one bag that exceeded the weight limit by 6 pounds (it was 46 lbs) or the fee would be $75.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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Size doesn't matter. Each piece of checked luggage can weigh no greater than 50lbs.
It can weigh more, you just have to pay extra. My bag weighed 53 lbs, but extra cost was waived.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:29 PM
 
Location: CO
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I was actually curious to read what sizes of luggage people use. Maybe this thread can go back on topic? I generally check a 22" but often it's not quite enough room for what I want to bring and I'd like to know if there is much difference between that "carry-on" size and one a few inches bigger. I need more space but don't want to be burdened with a huge suitcase. At this stage in my life I can't hoist a carry-on into the overhead so I'm concerned only with checked bags.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:47 AM
 
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I was actually curious to read what sizes of luggage people use. Maybe this thread can go back on topic? I generally check a 22" but often it's not quite enough room for what I want to bring and I'd like to know if there is much difference between that "carry-on" size and one a few inches bigger. I need more space but don't want to be burdened with a huge suitcase. At this stage in my life I can't hoist a carry-on into the overhead so I'm concerned only with checked bags.
I use a 20" rolling bag and a cross body 99.9% of the time. When I check my bag (once every five years on average) I use a 24". I don't own a bag larger than that.

Best bet is to look on the web site of your carrier of choice to see their rules.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:12 AM
 
Location: SW Ohio
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Annerk - thanks for the links, very helpful indeed!

I use a 26" bag without issues. I max it to 50lbs, and stuff the rest into my carry-on.
If I'm going south my bags tend to be on the lighter side.
North, quite the opposite.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: CO
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Great info on sizes, thanks! That will help me know how far up to go in size when I purchase something in between the 22" and a behemoth large one I own.
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