Hand luggage question

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Flights, Currency & Car Hire
Can anyone tell me if this would be ok please.

I have a bag that measures 55cm x 40cm x20cm but at the wheels it measures wider than 20cm .
The airline site states bags need to be no more than 55 x 40 x 20 would i get away with this bag ?

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  • leylandsunaddictleylandsunaddict Forumite
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    No one can tell you that. If they ask you to put is in the measuring cage and it won't fit then you will have a problem. The dimensions airlines give include wheels and handles.
  • Stick to the stated size or risk a fee to put it in the hold.

    I used to take an oversize bag, but realised it was far better for my anxiety levels to go within the size. I never got stopped but have seen plenty get charged, especially at overseas airports.
  • eDickyeDicky Forumite
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    Stick to the stated size or risk a fee to put it in the hold.
    This is the bottom line. They are often not checking but nobody can say there's no risk.

    I once saw a guy breaking off his wheels at Schiphol to avoid the fee..!
    Evolution, not revolution
  • Normally you have to include the entire length including wheels. But some airlines don't check too closely, and even within the same airlines it depends on the purser in charge. I flew on Ryanair and they never measured my bag (which I thought was fine) on the outbound flight. On the inbound flight there was a lady with a tape! Mine just about scraped through. Others weren't as lucky and had to pay a hefty fee.:eek:
  • SW17SW17 Forumite
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    Which airline? Ryanair sizers are slightly larger than their stated dimensions, so unless the wheels are massive, you'd probably be ok with them.
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