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The better half and myself are off to Edinburgh in a few weeks time to tie the knot (flying from Belfast International).

I rang Easyjet last week with regard to taking a wedding dress and bridesmaid dress on the flight.
The lady at customer services was very helpful but didn't provide me with the answers I wanted to hear!
I asked would it be possible to hang the dresses somewhere on the plane - instead she gave me an answer about measurements - and if it fitted these measurements (which it won't) it can be stored under the seat or in the overhead lockers (I have the feeling she HAD TO give that answer).
We don't want to have to put the dresses in with other luggage and have them out of our sight and possession - I've seen what baggage handlers are like and regardless of whether or not an item is fragile or needs special care - they still throw it around like any other piece of baggage.

Has anyone taken their dress on an Easyjet (or any other airline) flight?
What options were available to you?

Many thanks in advance.

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  • PookyPooky Forumite
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    I've never had to take a wedding dress on a plane buy maybe it would be better to send it on ahead to your hotel by a reliable courier?
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  • Is anyone who lives near you travelling up by car? Could they take it?
  • Jay-Jay_4Jay-Jay_4 Forumite
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    I would send it up by courier too but if that's too costly what about packing it in a large, hard suitcase with plenty of tissue paper and bubble wrap stuff?

    I doubt very much that you would be able to hang it anywhere on a plane.
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  • Congratulations - hope you have a great day . I am thinking laterally here but bearing in mind Easyjet just love publicity, good and bad , why dont you e-mail one of the top members of management or even Stelios , telling the story and asking for help from such a" wonderful airline". Suggest that you would be more than happy to write a letter which they could use for their in flight mag ......................just a thought .
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    Lady_E wrote:
    Congratulations - hope you have a great day . I am thinking laterally here but bearing in mind Easyjet just love publicity, good and bad , why dont you e-mail one of the top members of management or even Stelios

    Stelios won't be able to help, he sold Easyjet a few years ago. Not sure who the MD is now I'm afraid.

    Personally I wouldn't trust a wedding dress to a courier company, mistakes happen with the best of them, I would only trust myself with it & would take it as hand baggage but I don't think you'll be allowed to hang it as the air aviation authority dictate where on a passanger plane baggage can be located and indvidual airlines CANNOT overrule this, it will have to fit into conventional hand baggage space. Why not ask your hotel if they are able to provide a steaming/pressing service when you arrive?
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  • Jo4Jo4 Forumite
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    It was shown on TV on the Easyjet programme, a woman was getting married and she flew with Easyjet and her dress was ruined. The baggage handlers had ran over it, managed to leave it black and ripped in pieces.

    I would try to get someone to take it in a car. There is bound to be someone going to the wedding who doesn't like flying or for some reason is sailing rather than flying?!?
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    Just a thought, but knowing how cheap Easyjet flights can be.....could you buy the dresses a seat? :o (One could even sit on the other's lap! :j ) That way no-one could say there wasn't room for them, and you could keep your eye on them.
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    lillibet wrote:
    Stelios won't be able to help, he sold Easyjet a few years ago. Not sure who the MD is now I'm afraid.

    The Stelios family are still majority shareholders in Easyjet:

    http://www.easyjet.com/en/About/Information/index.html
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  • Jo4Jo4 Forumite
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    declanmcc wrote:
    The better half and myself are off to Edinburgh in a few weeks time to tie the knot (flying from Belfast International).

    I rang Easyjet last week with regard to taking a wedding dress and bridesmaid dress on the flight.
    The lady at customer services was very helpful but didn't provide me with the answers I wanted to hear!
    I asked would it be possible to hang the dresses somewhere on the plane - instead she gave me an answer about measurements - and if it fitted these measurements (which it won't) it can be stored under the seat or in the overhead lockers (I have the feeling she HAD TO give that answer).
    We don't want to have to put the dresses in with other luggage and have them out of our sight and possession - I've seen what baggage handlers are like and regardless of whether or not an item is fragile or needs special care - they still throw it around like any other piece of baggage.

    Has anyone taken their dress on an Easyjet (or any other airline) flight?
    What options were available to you?

    Many thanks in advance.

    Did you get the dresses over safely?
  • Hi there,

    I travelled with my wedding dress on BMI from Heathrow to Belfast City. I chose BMI because they have a wardrobe area at the front of their aircraft in business class. I was planning to book an economy ticket and when I rang their customer services and explained the situation, they said it wouldn't be a problem to hang the dress at the front. They said I should just call back with my reference once I'd booked the flight.
    It was very straightforward and when the cabin crew saw me coming with my dress they rushed over to help - they couldn't have been nicer.
    Don't know if this information is of any use to you at this stage, but hope it helps someone. Hope you had/have an amazing day.
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