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Large but fragile equipment in cabin as hand luggage

Large but fragile equipment in cabin as hand luggage

Old Apr 18, 18, 12:34 pm
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Large but fragile equipment in cabin as hand luggage

I need to take a piece of hardware on a TK flight soon. It's expensive and relatively fragile. Will TK let me bring it in to the cabin? I don't want to check it in as its crucial for the job I'm traveling for so want to be sure I have it.

The box is about 70*70*15. Flying in J and am *G / M&S elite if that has any bearing.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Kungpo View Post
I need to take a piece of hardware on a TK flight soon. It's expensive and relatively fragile. Will TK let me bring it in to the cabin? I don't want to check it in as its crucial for the job I'm traveling for so want to be sure I have it.

The box is about 70*70*15. Flying in J and am *G / M&S elite if that has any bearing.
Am reasonably sure 70x70 cm wonít fit in the overheads. Thereís a crew/coat cabinet between J and Y cabin that could work, but whether you make it that far really depends on the person you check in with. The added friendliness at the J counter should help. Good luck!

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Old Apr 18, 18, 5:03 pm
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Thanks for that. I've tweeted them about this as well. Don't feel happy to check in such a critical bit of kit.
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Old Apr 20, 18, 12:21 am
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Your other option would be to fly economy and purchase an extra seat like those who travel with cellos for instance.
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Old Apr 20, 18, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by siberslava View Post
Your other option would be to fly economy and purchase an extra seat like those who travel with cellos for instance.
70x70x15 cm wonít fit in a seat either. Two maybe.

Itís an awkward package and I wonder what it is, OP?
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Old Apr 20, 18, 2:04 am
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Originally Posted by gr8pirate View Post
Itís an awkward package and I wonder what it is, OP?
It reminds me of the time I wanted to transport a 27 inch iMac 🖥
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Old Apr 20, 18, 6:55 am
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Originally Posted by flyerby View Post

It reminds me of the time I wanted to transport a 27 inch iMac 🖥
What did you do in the end?

The package is slightly smaller that I thought - 60x60x12. It's a Cisco security appliance for those interested.
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Old Apr 20, 18, 12:04 pm
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What did you do in the end?

The package is slightly smaller that I thought - 60x60x12. It's a Cisco security appliance for those interested.
I didnít buy it in the end because I thought it was too big.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 3:40 am
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All went well

I checked it in, in the end. Was anxious about it especially with the short connection but all arrived ok.
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Old Apr 22, 18, 5:16 am
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Cisco gear is the best
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