Sorry but also on a more personal note you are a MUCH better person than me. We own our a home on the island so I have a complete wardrobe there but I still end up most trips taking a checked bag. There are always clothes I want from here to wear there..........it is a vicious cycle.
While I love to dress up when going out my husband is very, very casual so after several trips of taking 6 pairs of shoes, dresses and nice outfits that I never got to wear I decided if you can't beat em join em. I plan on wearing a swimsuit and a smile for 12 days.
I think it depends on the size...They usually limit everything to 3 to 4 oz even perfume. In NY they once took away a perfume from my mother because it was over the ounces. I had spent $55 for that bottle too..
paul had a small travel size Gillette Shave Gel confiscated in March on our trip to Biloxi.
it was in his shave kit bag and not in the 1 qt ziplock bag. (paul's packing error)
(a kind and not so impatient tsa person would have just said "hey put this in your quart zip bag".)
unfortunately, paul got a not so pleasant agent and the guy removed it from paul's shave kit and tossed it in the trash.
paul then called for a supervisor, explained his own error of not putting it in the qt bag. the supervisor reached into the trash, got the shave gel, gave it to paul and paul put it in the ziplock bag.
Don`t forget, that besides the carry on suit case... you also can carry a small bag, that you can use for your clothes too....some shoes, etc...I know, that last year, I did check in one of my luggage case, and Plus carry on....I`ll tell you- I did not use almost half of the clothes that I had with me...So, this year- I will try with minimum ...Let`s see, how it will work out....
I tried to calculate the prices of sunscreen vs checked bag fee and decided that us fair skinned folks will be checking a bag.
If it wasn't for that, I think we could do carryons for a week easily. Each time we travel we seem to bring less clothes/shoes and more bathing suits and beach clothes.
MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - Spirit Airlines Inc. will begin charging passengers $100 for carry-on bags unless they pay a smaller fee before getting to the airport. The higher fee starts Nov. 6 and applies to customers who pay the carry-on fee at the boarding gate. The airline announced in May that the $100 fee was coming. Spirit touts low fares but makes up some of the difference with fees that account for 40 percent of its revenue. The average customer pays more than $100 per round trip in fees. For baggage — whether checked or carried on board — Spirit has an unusual tiered system that charges passengers more the longer they wait. Passengers who are members of Spirit's $9 Fare Club will be charged $25 for a carry-on bag. Other passengers who pay the fee online will be charged $35 online, $40 over the phone, $50 at the airport ticket counter, and $100 if they get all the way to the gate before declaring their carry-on. Spirit said Monday that its fees pass the cost of handling bags to passengers who bring them rather than raising prices for all customers.
Found this on MSN just now..... What's next?.... Fly free with a charge for each item of clothing you wear... probably with a minimum of 5 items!