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14" x 22" x 9" - does YOUR carryon boot bag fit?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Yes, we have a new carryon size to deal with.   One inch narrower than the old one.    And a new wave of enthusiasm for checking bag dimensions.

post #2 of 20

That has always been the size of "the box" of disappointment.  But, they haven't really enforced the box test much over the years.... until now..

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

That has always been the size of "the box" of disappointment.  But, they haven't really enforced the box test much over the years.... until now..

 

The new box of disappointment is 1 inch narrower.

post #4 of 20

I thought I heard that was only American Airlines.

post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
 

 

The new box of disappointment is 1 inch narrower.


I sold luggage in the 90s.  They had 22-14-9s back then..  It's been the size employees carried since the late 80s..  Whenever someone asked me what is the biggest thing they have to let me carry on and my answer was 22-14-9 every time, but only if you get an overhead bin.

post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by H2OnSnow View Post
 

I thought I heard that was only American Airlines.


United:

http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/travel/Pages/BaggageCarry-On.aspx

  



Delta:

http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/baggage/during-your-trip/carry-on.html

 

post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 

Something like a Dakine DLX 80 therefore clearly violates the larger limit:

http://www.dakine.com/p/bags/ski-bags/mens/dlx-boot-pack-80l?clr=HOD

 

The smaller Dakine 41 fails United's backpack rule:

http://www.dakine.com/p/bags/ski-bags/mens/boot-pack-41l?clr=0X1

The Transpack XT is in breach of the width limit and depth limit:

http://www.amazon.com/Transpack-3360-05-XTW-Purple/dp/B002O4BPW2

The Transpack Sidekick Pro makes it, just barely, /if you don't put boots on the sides/:

http://www.amazon.com/Transpack-Sidekick-Pro-Black/dp/B005SC0N2U

 

The Lange medium fits, just barely, if we stretch fractions of an inch:

http://www.powder7.com/Lange-Medium-Boot-Bag-Luggage/sale

Full Tilt is half an inch over in two dimensions and violates United's backpack sizing:

http://www.skis.com/Full-Tilt-Boot-Pack-Ski-Boot-Bag-2014/314825P,default,pd.html#.U5pr_1JKp8E

Althalon violates depth limit:

http://www.skis.com/Athalon-The-Glider-Ski-Boot-Bag-2014/329725P,default,pd.html

Tecnica is too chunky in two dimensions:

http://www.skis.com/Tecnica-Magnum-Boot-Backpack-Ski-Boot-Bag-2014/326010P,default,pd.html

Same with the High Sierra Trapezoid:

http://www.skis.com/High-Sierra-Trapezoid-Ski-Boot-Bag-2014/205576P,default,pd.html


Edited by cantunamunch - 6/12/14 at 7:21pm
post #8 of 20

Just strap 'em together and over the shoulder it. You don't need no stinkin' bag!

post #9 of 20

Just ship your gear to your destination a couple days in advance.

post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Just ship your gear to your destination a couple days in advance.

Boots. Go. With. Your. Person. smile.gif
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post


Boots. Go. With. Your. Person. smile.gif


I know, everyone is paranoid of the airlines or a shipping company losing or damaging their boots.  Why not just wear them from the gate to the seat on the plane then shove them under the seat and put them in the boot bag when you get off the plane?  Your boot bag will fit in "the box" fine if the boots aren't actually in it and your street shoes are instead.  There is your solution PJ!:D 

post #12 of 20
Could you just imagine going through security with them on....the guardians of flight safety would freak....

I haven't noticed anyone being seriously checked about the carry on luggage they bring. Haven't flown in a month though, has the attitude suddenly changed?
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by NovaLoafah View Post

I haven't noticed anyone being seriously checked about the carry on luggage they bring. Haven't flown in a month though, has the attitude suddenly changed?

I don't know for sure, but I can say that even back 20 years ago when I was selling luggage people would read those same dimensions (give or take an inch;) ) and freak out just the same.  I once carried a case of Texas beer in my boot bag in a flight to Oklahoma to visit a friend there for a SuperBowl party.  Oklahoma beer sucks BTW!

post #14 of 20
Oh sure, et the Oklahoma Bears Goat.....
post #15 of 20

United did install new dual size wise boxes for personal items at ORD this past winter, but has not widely enforced the requirements just yet.

 

I use this High Sierra backpack roller and can get boots, plus enough gear to ski.

 

http://tinyurl.com/p2zghkg

 

I love my HotGear Classic Bag, but it's just too big for most planes.

 

 

 

 

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post


I know, everyone is paranoid of the airlines or a shipping company losing or damaging their boots.  Why not just wear them from the gate to the seat on the plane then shove them under the seat and put them in the boot bag when you get off the plane?  Your boot bag will fit in "the box" fine if the boots aren't actually in it and your street shoes are instead.  There is your solution PJ!biggrin.gif  
This is where having Cat Trax or another boot sole product is really handy to protect the soles of your boots and make it easier to walk, as well as not slip on a hard floor surface.
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Originally Posted by NovaLoafah View Post

Could you just imagine going through security with them on....the guardians of flight safety would freak....
I don't think you have to wear the boots through security. TSA doesn't care if your boot bag is too big for a carry-on. Once you are ready to board you can swap out your street shoes for the ski boots, and then stagger your way on board and down the aisle. Maybe have a pair of sandals in your personal item bag (tai chi shoes, flip flops or other thin footwear).

FWIW I've always wanted to wear my inline skates and cruise up and down the terminal at SeaTac. Would also be helpful at LAX, either long underground walkway from gate to baggage claim. Maybe someday.....
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 

Interestingly enough, a large bicycle messenger bag fits both of my ski boots just fine, and fits the dimensional check.     So much for buying boot bags.
 

Quote:


FWIW I've always wanted to wear my inline skates and cruise up and down the terminal at SeaTac. Would also be helpful at LAX, either long underground walkway from gate to baggage claim. Maybe someday.....

 

 

Powerslide has the answer:

http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/Doop_Swift_100_Inline_Skates/descpage-909000.html?gclid=CIe_l7_Nhr8CFSwS7AodqG0AiQ

post #18 of 20

 Are airlines now enforcing meeting the exact dimensions?

 

I've been using the REI Evaporator bag (mesh used in some areas to encourage circulation and help things dry out). It's on the small size and less than the overall 45 inches that 14x22x9 implies, but at roughly 14 x 17 x 12, would technically be outside of the depth requirement. I've never had an issue in the past but in truth, have only carried it on Delta and Southwest flights.  

 

Will this now be a problem?

post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CharlieRN View Post
 

 Are airlines now enforcing meeting the exact dimensions?

...

Will this now be a problem?

 

I could not say -  haven't flown with any of the specific airlines above in a bit.

post #20 of 20

My wife and I both use a The North Face (TNF) Base Camp Duffel in the small size (20x12x12).  It meets the 45 inch restriction of virtually every airline, and stows easily both overhead and under the seat if neccessary.  Even flying on American was no issue: we watched other travelers get checked for their roll-aboards, while we were waved through without a second glance.

 

The small Base Camp Duffel will fit a large pair of Fischer Rangers, as well as some light layers.  The compression straps allow you to cinch everything into a tight load that is easily managed.  The backpack straps make it easy to carry through airports, even with lengthy walks.  

 

I have to admit that I am a huge fan of the Base Camp duffel line, owning one or more in every size and having put them to extensive use on a million miles of air travel to some pretty austere places (and through some pretty sketchy airports) over the last decade.  Of note, the TNF BC duffel is the only one that passed the Djiboutian bag handler test: being dragged by the handle across the tarmac at Ambouli airport by a Djiboutian bag handler well medicated on khat and possessing no regard for my possessions.  

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