After some advice really. Fly back to BKK tomorrow in J, we only have 3 suitcases between the 2 of us, but more luggage than fits. Most items are things such as certain cereals, crisps, english treats that we can't get in BKK or that cost the earth. More bulky rather than heavy!
I don't really want to buy another suitcase, but was toying with the idea of a box, tapeed up and maybe wrapped at the airport. Does anyone know if T3 offers this facility? Or am I better off with something else? Any suggestions?
I really miss using a rucksack when travelling....it leaves the hands free to carry other things. No use for packets of cereal but good for stuffing the likes of clothes in which would free up more space in your suitcase for the goodies..
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I once used a land side lounge at KIX during transit. When we tried to go back through security they wouldn't allow us to take a perfume and aftershave through in one of those security bags you get at LHR. Our hold luggage was already checked in so we just checked in the carrier bag with no packaging. It appeared at CNS no problems.
Our hold luggage was already checked in so we just checked in the carrier bag with no packaging. It appeared at CNS no problems.
That reminds me of being a (bored) teenager in NZ and my friend (at the other end of the country) and I used to stamp, address and post random objects to each other without any packaging. He sent a porcelain cup once... the handle arrived two days later with no excess postage charges
OP: you can get a bag or box plastic wrapped at the Excess Baggage store at LHR. In T3 I'm fairly sure that there is one next to the VAT reclaim desk in the check-in area. If not, there is definitely one in arrivals.
The box idea sounds like a good one along with a large duffel bag. I'll be off to the discount shops tomorrow to look for suitable objects!!!
On another topic, where would you recommend packing packets of crisps so that they don't pop open during the flight. Someone said to me once that they put tiny pin pricks in each pack to stop it!!
They should be OK as is. The pressure differential (according to Engineer Mr HH) is not sufficient to cause them to go pop. We have successfully taken crisps and fizzy drinks in the hold as far as Switzerland...I assume the longer time to BKK would not be a factor in pop or not