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New Tumi Trunk - too big for airline check in?!?

New Tumi Trunk - too big for airline check in?!?

Old Oct 4, 20, 12:51 pm
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New Tumi Trunk - too big for airline check in?!?

It seems TUMI has released a trunk version from its 19 degree collection!

I just love this collection and I have two of the Extended trip cases for use as checked luggage. I got so excited about this new trunk version that I almost ordered one. However, on reading the dimensions, the total is about 64 inches! Most airlines have a max dimension of 62 inches! What a bummer!

Is this geared more for non-air travelers? I have always wondered for what type of trip people would buy/ use the "Worldwide Trip" size from TUMI.

It appears there's a polycarbonate trunk version which is only 59 inches in total dimensions!
(Will airlines let me off the hook with just being 2 inches over? LOL)

Last edited by hikouki; Oct 4, 20 at 12:59 pm
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Old Oct 7, 20, 1:52 am
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Ultimately, any airline has the right to charge you for luggage that is oversized.

If you choose to check-in the trunk, do so knowing you are responsible for any oversize fees that the carrier has.

If they happen to not break out the measuring tape, then consider it an act of goodwill that they accepted the luggage and waived any fees you were technically liable for.
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Old Oct 7, 20, 2:04 am
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While this doesn't apply to Tumi in particular, my girlfriend and I have been travelling with 2 'oversized' suitcases ourselves for the past two years.
I just added the dimensions up, and the total is 66.8 inches. In that period we've flown many different airlines from large ones such as United, QR, Emirates & Air Canada, to smaller ones such as Brussels Airlines, Air Bangkok, Austrian, Garuda Indonesia and even some tiny airlines and low-cost ones such as Scoot, Air Seychelles and Maldivian. Not once has someone even batted an eye when checking in our suitcases.

We have a trunk version of them as well which is slightly smaller (62.8 inches) and no problems with that one either, although we've only travelled with it twice.
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