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Title: Flying With a LARGE Fursuit Case
Post by: Binky on 16.04.2018, 22:39:29
Can anyone please recommend airlines that have good allowances for checked luggage? I have a case that protects my suit including the head and horns but it is quite big and heavy so I'm looking for cheap ways of flying with it from the UK. Its dimensions are 80x60x57cm.

Thanks
Title: Re: Flying With a LARGE Fursuit Case
Post by: o'wolf on 16.04.2018, 23:49:22
Eurowings seems to be cool with oversized baggage as long as it is secured in "cases or similar compact receptacles": see https://www.eurowings.com/en/legal-information/general-conditions-of-carriage.html chapter 8.2 and 17 — but only on actual Eurowing flights (no code share flights), and the involved airports need to be able to handle them. The latter applies to all airlines, of course. Give the airline's customer service a call shortly before booking the flight.

Note: I haven't tried flying with oversized baggage yet.
Title: Re: Flying With a LARGE Fursuit Case
Post by: silverfoxwolf on 23.04.2018, 20:49:37
It really depends a lot on the airline you are flying with as to what they will permit size and weight wise. If you're in doubt contact the airline customer services or their website should have information on what you can take as standard or oversized.
Title: Re: Flying With a LARGE Fursuit Case
Post by: Ragear on 03.05.2018, 21:19:36
Can anyone please recommend airlines that have good allowances for checked luggage? I have a case that protects my suit including the head and horns but it is quite big and heavy so I'm looking for cheap ways of flying with it from the UK. Its dimensions are 80x60x57cm.

You'll have to wade through baggage regulations ... Ryanair used to be relaxed I thinks, SAS is relaxed. Otherwise is biting the bullet and squeeze of a 100quid per flight ... consider ground travel, train or car, maybe not that much more or even cheaper then. I#d have said "besides you're not treated like a crminal at the airport" but there's british immigration fpr you, too.

Ragear
Title: Re: Flying With a LARGE Fursuit Case
Post by: Jorinda on 09.05.2018, 14:42:41
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Otherwise is biting the bullet and squeeze of a 100quid per flight
Or, if you know someone who lives close to EF, you might consider shipping the fursuit. I know that's scary, but no matter if you ship it or check your luggage, it always means trusting some company not to lose it.

In other options: some people take the head as "personal item" in carry-on and squeeze the body into a regular sized suitcase, but I never did that and don't know what the current size for such a "personal item" is.