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    Overhead luggage question.

    I guess this would go to anyone who's flown out of Toronto.
    We'll be doing the Sunwing thing this upcoming year, considering it's either them or Air Canada, and we're not made of gold... at any rate, does anyone know the dimensions of the overhead compartments on the Sunwing line? I guess it would be the plane more than anything, as in a 737, 767 and so on.

    I'm looking to bring a guitar this upcoming journey, and I know I've seen other folks bring guitars into the cabin and store them in the overhead compartment. I've even gone to the trouble of getting a specially-sized guitar for the trip, just so that I don't have to put it in the luggage compartment (scary visions of luggage gorillas tossing my guitar around.... oooh, shudder).

    If any of you fine folk could enlighten me, please, all and any info would be appreciated.
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    Overhead Compartment size

    We recently traveled to Aruba on a 757 300. The overhead compartments on this size aircraft is a bit larger then a 737 800. What we noticed is that many passengers are opting to bring carryon luggage on to the aircraft rather then checking to save the additional fees. If you are lucky enough to be boarding earlier you stand a better chance of fitting your guitar into the overhead compartment. If you are one of the last passengers to board, you are going to have a harder time finding room for your guitar. What we also noticed is that if all of the space is taken up, then an announcement is made that the carryon's that did not fit will be checked for the passenger. Hopefully you will be one of the first passengers to board.
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    http://www.flysunwing.com/travelinfo/baggageinfo.asp#BaggageAllowance
    "Carry-on baggage is restricted to one standard article with maximum dimensions of 23 x 40 x 51 cm (9 x 16 x 20 in).The weight of a Carry-on bag cannot exceed 5kg. Any carry-on bag that exceeds this limit must be prepared for check-in."

    "Irregular Items - Limitations and Charges If you are planning to take certain irregular items such as sporting equipment including golf clubs, bicycles, scuba gear, etc or musical instruments; these items must be properly prepared for check-in for shipping in the hold of the aircraft and should not exceed the weight limitations stipulated. The proper container in which the equipment is packed may not contain any other goods other than the sporting goods or instrument themselves and associated paraphernalia (excluding clothes). "

    "Baggage and Irregular Items- Limitations and Charges

    Musical instruments which exceed carry-on dimensions of 9"x16"x20" and/or weight limitation of 10 kg

    International- No handling charge. Excess charges apply if 20kg (30kg for Elite Plus) weight limit is exceeded "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Lutzker View Post
    We recently traveled to Aruba on a 757 300. The overhead compartments on this size aircraft is a bit larger then a 737 800. What we noticed is that many passengers are opting to bring carryon luggage on to the aircraft rather then checking to save the additional fees. If you are lucky enough to be boarding earlier you stand a better chance of fitting your guitar into the overhead compartment. If you are one of the last passengers to board, you are going to have a harder time finding room for your guitar. What we also noticed is that if all of the space is taken up, then an announcement is made that the carryon's that did not fit will be checked for the passenger. Hopefully you will be one of the first passengers to board.
    You can always develop a noticeable limp, and need a cane when boarding!

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    After discussions with a friend who works at Pearson Intl. Airport, he tells me that the 35" length shouldn't be an issue. Considering you can lay two 21" suitcases end on end, the length shouldn't be a problem, and also, the guitar's in what's known as a gig-bag, therefore not rigid, and a little easier to move into a smallish space.
    Just gonna have to take my chances and hope the luggage monkeys don't have to handle it.
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    offer to perform a few tunes for the crew and passengers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ratt View Post
    After discussions with a friend who works at Pearson Intl. Airport, he tells me that the 35" length shouldn't be an issue. Considering you can lay two 21" suitcases end on end, the length shouldn't be a problem, and also, the guitar's in what's known as a gig-bag, therefore not rigid, and a little easier to move into a smallish space.
    Just gonna have to take my chances and hope the luggage monkeys don't have to handle it.

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    I suggest you call them and discuss it as their policy states that musical instruments must go in the hold. I did call Skyservice on a similar matter when they were operating. The girl at Skyservice said there would not be a problem. I explained that I wanted some assurance from them as I did not need a hassle at the airport with some uninformed front line counter person. I requested a letter on their letterhead stating that it had been OKd by H.O Customer service. They provided that letter thank goodness, as when we arrived to check in at 4:00am, the counter staff and the supervisor refused to checkin the item for us. I produced the letter and no problem.

    As far as Sunwing goes it will depend on the aircraft type. Sunwing have taken some complaints abut in cabin space (or the lack ofit). Their 737's are quite cramped from all acounts. The newer planes are supposed to be a lot better

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    "offer to perform a few tunes..."

    ...you mean like in the Airplane movie?

    And, thanks so much for that aquaman, it seems anything "in writing" from the "powers that be" gets most issues solved and dealt with.
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    And if this helps in my quest, apparently Sunwing flies the Boeing 737-800 and 767-300ER.
    Anyone out there enough of an airplane enthusiast to know the dimensions of the overhead cabins on either of these planes?
    Just wonderin'.
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    was that a nun?
    do you have a nun habit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ratt View Post
    "offer to perform a few tunes..."

    ...you mean like in the Airplane movie?

    And, thanks so much for that aquaman, it seems anything "in writing" from the "powers that be" gets most issues solved and dealt with.

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