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Great 'Best Value Cabin Luggage' Hunt

edited 1 September 2009 at 3:36PM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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  • edited 28 July 2010 at 9:07PM
    cagsycagsy Forumite
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    edited 28 July 2010 at 9:07PM
    simondm wrote: »
    I bought two of the Dunlop cases yesterday from Sports Direct after reading about them on this thread. Rather than hacksaw the top handle off, you can unzip the lining and drill through the four handle fixing bolts from the inside. Then the whole handle (and a piece of plywood) can be totally removed, leaving four very small holes in the mesh fabric. A tidier and lighter option than the hacksaw fix.

    I've had one of these cases for a couple of years and I've only ever been able to use it for road trips - until I read the above tip!! Half an hour with a hammer drill later and I've now got a 53.5cm high (including wheels) cabin carry-on case! Thank you Simon. :T
  • Does anyone know if flybe are fussy about sizes.
    Have bought 2 of the 20" cases from Sports Direct for £7.99 as shown above and taken the top handle off.
    Works a treat, but with the feet and wheels on the other end it is still slightly over size.

    I am panicing now.
    Help, should I change my plan or risk it?
  • cactusdustcactusdust Forumite
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    Depends what aircraft you're flying on. The Dash 8 has particularly small overhead lockers.
  • I've had some really good 'bargains' in the past with different types of hand luggage, only for a zip to break, or seam to split after the first holiday I took it on (not happy with that particular one) leaving me having to buy another rucksack or case. nding up spending more money than if I got a half decent one in the first place

    After a lot of searching I managed to find a site called uk cabin luggage.com

    I bought a plain black wheeled holdall, which fitted exactly into Ryan airs cabin restrictions, it holds loads of stuff, think over 40 litres capacity, and it's made well too.

    On the down side, they haven't got as much stuff as some of the other retailers, but what they do have was cheaper than anywhere else I'd looked at. They were doing free next day delivery as well.

    Buy cheap....buy twice:)
  • Hello

    I am flying with British Airways and I need to use my full cabin baggage allowance which is 56x45x25. The largest cases I can find are 55x40x20.

    Does anyone know of any that will meet the British Airways allowances, I thought I had found one in House of Fraser but when I went into store it wasn't as big as the website suggested.

    Thanks for any help
    Ian
  • d02240090 wrote: »
    Hello

    I am flying with British Airways and I need to use my full cabin baggage allowance which is 56x45x25. The largest cases I can find are 55x40x20.

    Does anyone know of any that will meet the British Airways allowances, I thought I had found one in House of Fraser but when I went into store it wasn't as big as the website suggested.

    Thanks for any help
    Ian

    By the time any case is packed (apart from hardsides) you'll find that it has expanded by those additional 5cms.

    And don't rely on the manufacturers measures - check it yourself. And include the wheels.
  • Try these guys uk cabinluggage.com they have a plain black case which measures 53cm x 37cm x 24cm. Think it's the small sized one of the 5.
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