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Old 02-17-2010, 01:00 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
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Originally Posted by Pilgrim21784 View Post
Be aware that you can get jammed with carry-on rules. Our last flight into Heathrow from the states was interesting. Some folks had two carry-on items (which were allowed on the outbound flight) but when they got to Heathrow for further connections ONLY ONE carry-on item was allowed and their carry-on couldn't hold their additional gear. We always travel with a carry-on that will take our laptop gear and didn't have a problem but some folks were forced to dump some of their gear to get it into one carry-on. Just a heads up.

This is an excellent source of info to share with others. All the London airports enforce this rule (I've been out of Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton). I THINK I recall Manchester having this rule but I honestly can't remember.

The non-compromising one-item rule is quite an interesting experience when you have a variety of fragile xmas gifts that you are trying to carry on to the plane. (But I came well prepared
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:27 PM
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I'm reviving this thread to update the answer to my original query of, "How early do I need to get to the airport?". I called the airline today, and the rep said that because I'm flying to Manchester, even though I'm connecting in Chicago, I am actually checking in for an international flight at LAX. Therefore, I need to get to the airport at least two hours before my flight takes off. Guess I'll be getting up early this Saturday! I'm glad I called; I'd be so mad if I missed my flight!

Now I'm just praying that no gigantic ash cloud of doom moves over the UK to spoil my vacation!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:55 PM
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Whatever is the norm for LAX follow that. It has nothing to do with the Manchester flight. The only thing that changes is the need for them to type in your passport number is the system and the amount of luggage you can take with you (the national and international must codeshare). Usually the longest leg of the trip are the rules to follow (for the luggage). If you are using the same airline for the three legs then its going to be an easy trip. But if you change airlines you may have to go through security a few more times.
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