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    • MSE Jenny
    • By MSE Jenny 24th Aug 09, 3:15 PM
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    Great 'Best Value Cabin Luggage' Hunt
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    • 24th Aug 09, 3:15 PM
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    Great 'Best Value Cabin Luggage' Hunt 24th Aug 09 at 3:15 PM
    What’s this about?

    Taking hand luggage only makes budget flying cheaper, as so far none charge for it. Though there is usually a 10Kg weight limit (see Budget Airline Fee-Fighting for the different allowances).

    So we want to tap MoneySavers for tips on the cheapest, lightest cabin luggage available. Remember it will need to pass the size test at check-in; easyJet & Ryanair have allow a max of 55cm high, 40cm wide and 20cm deep.

    This was inspired by a company called Flylite, which sent us one of its small-size cabin bags. Can you find one cheaper and lighter?

    Big pockets help beat weight limits ...

    Plus if you know of any cheap coats with big pockets, which you can stuff with extra weight, post 'em too. As an example, MoneySaver terry227 came up with the ingenious idea of wearing an engineers’ coat as they come with so many pockets (looks like these).

    What to do

    If you have tips on the perfect cabin luggage, then click reply and let other MoneySavers know. Please include how much it is, how much it weights and a link to the item if possible.




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    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 01-09-2009 at 3:36 PM.
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    • leew
    • By leew 4th Feb 10, 7:36 PM
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    leew
    Bought a Dunlop Trolley case as mentioned on here from Sports Direct 7.99 bargain! i also bought a Nike Trolley case which was sat near it for 35 was 60!
    • cagsy
    • By cagsy 28th Jul 10, 9:06 PM
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    cagsy
    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.
    Originally posted by simondm
    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.
    Last edited by cagsy; 28-07-2010 at 9:07 PM. Reason: typo
  • dunc73
    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?
    • cactusdust
    • By cactusdust 10th Sep 10, 12:02 AM
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    cactusdust
    Depends what aircraft you're flying on. The Dash 8 has particularly small overhead lockers.

  • liam7t3
    Cabin Luggage
    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
  • d02240090
    British Airways Cabin Baggage
    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
    • CountryGoose
    • By CountryGoose 18th Oct 11, 10:57 AM
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    CountryGoose
    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
    Originally posted by d02240090
    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.
  • liam7t3
    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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