Has anyone tried to carry on-board Air France one of Rick Steves' 21-inch Roll-Aboard Travel Bags? I recently discovered that the bag is slightly larger than what Air France lists as maximum size to carry aboard. Am wondering if Air France is rigid with these dimensions. Does anyone know? Do I need to buy another carry-on bag?
According the the Air France site the luggage cannot exceed 158cm which equals to 62.2" and cannot exceed 12kg which equals to 26.45 pounds.
Rick Steves' 21-inch Roll Aboard falls well within the above measurements.
It is the weight you need to be concerned about.
Thanks, JB, for the information, but I cannot find anywhere on the Air France website that states the 158cm figure. They only give each side of the luggage a dimension and indicate the dimensions must include the handware such as wheels and straps. Rick Steves' 21-inch Roll Aboard dimensions listed on the website do not include the additional amount for wheels and straps (I have one, I measured it). The length is about 2.5 cm too long and the height is almost 1 cm above their max. It doesn't sound like a lot, but if Air France is fussy they could force me to check the bag, something I don't want to do. So, if you can direct me to where on their website you got your info, I'd be most grateful. Also, if anyone has successfully taken this bag on board Air France, I'd love to know.
I did not post the link before because it is so long. Hope this works.
JB, as a side-note you can use a free website at www.tinyurl.com to make a short URL from any long one. For example, a URL created for the string you entered is http://tinyurl.com/2x3xf6
Thanks, JB, for the link. Unfortunately, this page is for checked baggage, not carry-on, so I still need to know whether I can still get away with taking Rick Steves' 21-inch Roll-Aboard into the plane's cabin. Anyone out tried it?
TY TY Mike. Never heard of that site.
I flew Air France earlier this year and they did not seem any more strict about carry-on bags size than any other carrier. As long as it will fit in the overhead you should be OK, especially since you are only an inch or so over their stated limits.
Thanks, Jeff, for you input.
hah Denise dont be so hard on the man. I had the same trouble not so long ago, i tried to catch a flight out last week to paris so i could drive to Loire, and my MaxwellScott bag was waaay over the weight limit (no doubt due to the unnecessary amount of clothes in there). Luckily a friend did me a favour and took the bag off my hands, and I did a spot of clothes shopping in Paris!
Connor - Didn't know I was hard on anyone. Sorry if I was. And yes, I have also heard that weight can be a problem. Thanks for the reminder. I definitely plan to weigh my packed bag before I leave for the trip!