Transporting A Kilt

Old Jan 26, 20, 4:29 am
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Transporting A Kilt

Apologies if this is an obvious question, I'm an infrequent flyer!

I'll be travelling to the US and back in April and will be taking a kilt with me. Can I just stick it in a suit carrier and take it on as hand luggage, and if so will if be hung up anywhere or would it just go above my seat?

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Old Jan 26, 20, 4:33 am
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Originally Posted by Mikey07 View Post
Apologies if this is an obvious question, I'm an infrequent flyer!

I'll be travelling to the US and back in April and will be taking a kilt with me. Can I just stick it in a suit carrier and take it on as hand luggage, and if so will if be hung up anywhere or would it just go above my seat?

Thanks.

Definitely above your seat. At the waist probably most common.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 4:39 am
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Originally Posted by Mikey07 View Post
Apologies if this is an obvious question, I'm an infrequent flyer!

I'll be travelling to the US and back in April and will be taking a kilt with me. Can I just stick it in a suit carrier and take it on as hand luggage, and if so will if be hung up anywhere or would it just go above my seat?

Thanks.
Which cabin are you travelling in? I took two kilts to Toronto (and back) in First a few months ago. No issues putting them both in the wardrobe. They were in kilt/suit carriers. If youíre not in First or Club then Iím sure the crew would be OK finding space for you, just explain theyíre valuable and it would be ideal if they can hang rather than being placed in an overhead locker.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 4:47 am
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Suit carriers are never an issue and crew will hang it for you if at all possible.

Just remember to pack your sgian-dubh and kilt pin in your hold bag to avoid issues at security.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 5:21 am
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This is what you need! Have taken mine on many flights- follow the guidance with regards to rolling with the pleat, hang up when you arrive and it will be perfect

One point to note- if taking it as carry-on then consider removing any kilt pin as it may not pass security.

https://www.thekiltstore.com/1637219...ck_in_now.aspx

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Old Jan 26, 20, 5:27 am
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Brilliant, thanks everyone. Would that count as my hand luggage or can I take it as an extra item?

I'm in economy and booked using Avios if that makes any difference. So not First or Business!
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Old Jan 26, 20, 6:34 am
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As long as your second piece of hand baggage is smaller and will go under your seat you should be ok.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 7:31 am
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No problem at all in First or Business.

WT should also be fine...the crew are always happy to hang stuff up in my experience. I flew DEL > LHR on Sat and my suit went into a hanging space that had some crew kit in.
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Originally Posted by ScotInAfrica View Post
This is what you need! Have taken mine on many flights- follow the guidance with regards to rolling with the pleat, hang up when you arrive and it will be perfect

One point to note- if taking it as carry-on then consider removing any kilt pin as it may not pass security.

https://www.thekiltstore.com/1637219...ck_in_now.aspx

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Old Jan 26, 20, 8:04 am
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May I ask why you're taking a kilt?
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Old Jan 26, 20, 8:12 am
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As itís basically a skirt ( 😉 ) canít you just fold up and put in a case, follow by a light steam via an iron at the other end?
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Old Jan 26, 20, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
As itís basically a skirt ( 😉 ) canít you just fold up and put in a case, follow by a light steam via an iron at the other end?
ha! Not biting... but on the practicalities, a kilt is a big, heavy bit of gear. Yes, you can fold it up in a case, but it takes up a lot of room!
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May I ask why you're taking a kilt?
To attract members of the appropriate sex at formal events?

That seems to be the main use to me
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Old Jan 26, 20, 2:04 pm
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When I travel with mine I just put it in my standard hand luggage, but the kilt/jacket/shoes take up the whole suitcase, so my wife has to take any other clothes I wish to take.

As an aside, my bag has been sent to secondary screening before at security in EDI because ďWe noticed you had a kilt and wanted to make sure there wasnít a sharp pin or sgian dubh insideĒ There never is because I donít travel with my sharp objects and it is frustrating to have to wait 20 minutes behind all the other suitcase taken to secondary screening with to liquids inside just to be told not to do something that you hadnít even done!
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You could of course wear it I for one would be impressed
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