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Free £30 'budget-airline-beating jacket' if you'll take part in a trial

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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  • spirospiro Forumite
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    Simonne15 wrote: »
    Having received the jacket at our home address my 'model' has provided the photos and will be bringing it to me in Spain shortly for my return journey. I think the facial expressions give some clue to the sense of satisfaction he will have when waddling through security so well-loaded!:rotfl:
    The only problem I have here is how to upload the photos. Help please Jenni :o
    You need to put them on a photo sharing website and post links. There is more details somewere but thats the jist of it.
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  • Thanks Spiro, trying here. If it works at least someone will get a laugh. As your review was so detailed re jacket dimensions etc.mine so far is only the 'loaded' photos. Body dimensions are witheld! Never done this before so hope the link works.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/5809835048_2b2664aff1_s.jpg
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    Simonne15 wrote: »
    Thanks Spiro, trying here. If it works at least someone will get a laugh. As your review was so detailed re jacket dimensions etc.mine so far is only the 'loaded' photos. Body dimensions are witheld! Never done this before so hope the link works.
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/5809835048_2b2664aff1_s.jpg
    Can see it but only as a thumbnail so not really viewable.
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    I haven't read all of the posts on this thread so I am unsure if anyone has mentioned this, but in my opinion (shoot me down if you wish) is that many may suggest that encouraging passengers to carry additional weight that cannot be verified is irresponsible.

    For example, if 150 -200 people on an aircraft wore these coats stuffed to the brim, there is a likelihood that safety margins have been compromised.

    If (or when) the weighing of passengers before a flight becomes compulsory, then I suspect these coats will be confined to the charity bags anyway.
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    I haven't read all of the posts on this thread so I am unsure if anyone has mentioned this, but in my opinion (shoot me down if you wish) is that many may suggest that encouraging passengers to carry additional weight that cannot be verified is irresponsible.

    For example, if 150 -200 people on an aircraft wore these coats stuffed to the brim, there is a likelihood that safety margins have been compromised.

    If (or when) the weighing of passengers before a flight becomes compulsory, then I suspect these coats will be confined to the charity bags anyway.

    I'm not sure that there are any safety issues, given the relatively small amount of extra weight, but you can be pretty sure that Ryanair will find a way of charging for the jackets. Total bodyweight's certainly an option, but even if they don't do that they'll be sure to charge for the weight of something like this if it becomes popular. Great idea while it lasts, though. :)
  • dnl05dnl05 Forumite
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    I am really grateful that MSE and Rufus Roo gave me the opportunity to try the Rufus Roo jacket, because it was a great help for me during my travels. I was travelling with Flybe from London to Guernsey with only hand luggage.

    I was impressed with the really generous pocket sizes at the front of the jacket in particular. I used all of the pockets to pack most of the clothes, socks and underwear for my 1 week's stay in Guernsey. As a result I found that I only had to pack my two rather bulkier remaining items of clothes in my hand luggage.

    The jacket itself is 100% polyester, so it is very light in itself. I found that the stitching and zips were of good quality. Because it was made of polyester and I didn't want to risk damaging or stretching the fabric, I felt more comfortable packing softer items of clothes rather than bulkier, heavier items like books. Besides, I didn't want to draw any unwanted attention at the airport by bulking up my jacket pockets too much!

    During my outbound flight at Gatwick, I wore the Rufus Roo jacket on top of my normal jacket. I must admit that between check-in and security, I did get a few odd looks at the airport from airport staff and passengers. However, I did not experience any problems during check-in, security or boarding the aircraft. When we landed at Guernsey, I noticed the Customs staff did look at me a bit longer than usual as I was passing through the "Nothing to Declare" section, but they did not stop me. So overall nobody bothered me during my outbound flight, but be prepared for the odd funny look!

    During my return flight, I decided instead to wear my Rufus Roo jacket underneath my normal jacket (I had the same number of items packed in my Rufus Roo jacket). As this fairly bulky jacket was not immediately visible to all, I did not get any strange looks from anybody whatsoever. Again, no airport or security staff actually bothered me during my return flight.

    So thank you again to Rufus Roo and MSE for this jacket. I will definitely be using the Rufus Roo jacket again for my future flights! :T

    The pictures of the Rufus Roo jacket below have my clothes inside the pockets.
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  • I'll be flying with Ryanair on Wed June 22 with my family and would love to trial one of these if still available. Last time I travelled I went with my book in one pocket and my make-up bag in the other - I looked rather hefty round the hips but what could they do? Would love to pack more away this time if I can!
  • i would love to trial the rufus roo jacket as me and my husband are going to spain , as im going to have a wheelchair it would make life easier for us to have the jacket rather than struggle with 2 lots of luggage
  • Hi
    Does any one have any updates on the sucess (or otherwise) of these jackets? Seems like a brilliant idea to me?
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