Customer Review

45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Airline travelers - This bag is oversized!, August 14, 2012
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Samsonite Silhouette 12 30" Hardside Spinner Luggage (Apparel)
I purchased this suitcase in early July in preparation for an upcoming European trip. It is a beautiful piece, flexible but sturdy. Although I have yet to use it I am certain it would perform well. Unfortunately, I really should have done more research before my purchase on current airline bag restrictions. As I seasoned traveler I had known for years that suitcases had to be no larger than 71", the total of length, width and depth. Additionally, most airlines never even bothered to measure anyway. Things have changed. Most U.S. and large international carriers now cap the size at 62", including handles and wheels. Also, they are strictly enforcing these limits and charging confiscatory rates for oversized luggage. Delta charges $300 EACH WAY for anything over 62". This product, using Amazon's supplied dimensions, measures out at 64 inches. Using the airlines' method of including wheels and handles, the total jumps to 66 inches (my measurement). In short, you can roll the dice and hope the agent doesn't take time to measure but the penalty if you are caught is substantial. Again, my new suitcase appears to be a real winner in style and function but it isn't going with me to Europe or anyplace else I travel by air. I can't recommend a product that can only be utilized for ground transportation.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 7, 2012 8:13:05 PM PST
Norgeblonde says:
This is one of the most helpful reviews...ever! Not having traveled that much, with a huge trip coming in the future, I never would have thought about what airlines define as being "oversized". Would not have checked to see the current definition. Thank you for providing this information. Decided to go with the 28 inch model.

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 3:00:15 AM PST
Extremely helpful and I feel your pain. I resolved that problem by never flying a domestic carrier to Europe. Legacy international carriers such as air France aren't as inflexible and don't charge as much when the have to be. Sometimes you need a large case.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 6:16:00 PM PST
Thankyou, who would have thought to add all these dimensions not to exceed
62". Much thanks. Lorraine

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 9:01:55 AM PST
Siew-yin Ho says:
I always measure my bag's dimension and check with the airline's restriction and penalty. However, I didn't know I am suppose to measure the wheels too!
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.0 out of 5 stars (10 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (6)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:
 (2)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Out of stock
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Dunlap, TN USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,084,862