pd001 wrote: »
I know that the above was posted a while ago, but has anyone had any issues recently with their rufus roo??
lordra wrote: »
HAve a large Roofus and a full length leather jacket to wear on top of it to cover it up...! Think this will be a problem?
sweaty_betty wrote: »
I'm flying with monarch and their carry-on allowance is only 5kg, so I'm still going to need to travel fairly light - I'm thinking kindle/camera/chargers/toiletries in the coat and only light weight clothes in the bag - what do you reckon?
NonGeographicalMan wrote: »
I think you will have a very big problem wearing your leather jacket over a fully laden Roofus Roo. It may work ok the other way round though so long as you have the largest jacket size and are not that huge yourself.
In general the Rufus Roo has to be your top layer of clothing to work. You can't end up wearing stuff on top of it because of all the big bulges if you have filled it with a full 10kg of stuff.
So far I only travelled with my Rufus Roo jacket on Norwegian and Vueling with no issues. But both these airlines are so laid back about not vigorously enforcing their hand luggage limit I doubt anyone would get challeged on carrying extra weight this way. Ryanair is completely different in their attitude but they have effectively endorsed the Rufus Roo by selling it in their in flight magazine. However Ryanair are notorious for suddenly threatening to refuse permission to board just as you are about to get on the plane unless you don't check items they object to in to the hold. There is no way to appeal this at the time. You just get excluded if you don't pay up..............
Personally I would always avoid Ryanair and also Easyjet on any route unless they are the only carrier flying it or all the other carriers are massively more expensive (as in charging at least £100 more return than Ryanair or Easyjet)
My other concern about the Rufus Roo is it doesn't feel very strong. When I had it fully laden I was very concerned there might be a big ripping sound and everything would end up on the floor.
lordra wrote: »
3. Is 10kg the limit for the Roo? Or is that a limit imposed by someone else?
4. I'm flying with Air India, on a long haul international flight, with a 3 hour change in Delhi, India. I'm sure no one has ever used this on Air India at BHX so lets see what happens.
5. My travellers backpack is an inch longer than they want it to be. If I bend it though, it loses an inch, WIll this be a problem or should I find another alternative?
Thank you for the replies, I'm really nervous about tomorrow, I'm moving home, so have 4 x 23 = 96kgs of bags, plus 8kgs of hand luggage and the Roo. Have a lot to take back!
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