the i-check in version

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wendy: Can I take this on as hand luggage, it feels a bit heavy?
airport check-in specialist (ACS): Can you lift it?

I demonstrate that I can lift it

ACS: Yep, there’s no weight restriction on  hand luggage, just size and I can see that’s the right size

Result! A 7 day vacation and all I’m carrying is hand-luggage!

Later I checked the information provided by the airline, there is a weight restriction. I preferred this ACS’s flexible, cheerful attitude towards his role.

the i-check in version
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  1. James Sutherland writes:

    I had a similar experience back in 1999, flying to Chicago for a whole month … *I* could indeed lift the case (with a single finger, in fact), though I seem to remember the flight attendant needed to enlist help when he wanted to move it to an overhead luggage bin further back. Of course, I tend to check as much as possible these days, since that avoids the need to get it past the hand baggage screening: last time I crossed the Atlantic, I just had my camera and laptop, plus all the travel documentation. I put my change, keys, wallet and belt in there too for the checkpoint, to avoid delays at either end of the screening belt: keep it simple.

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  2. wendy writes:

    James you seem like a very sensible chap, I aspire to keeping it simple (and stylish, if possible)

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