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    I’ve learned a new lesson that I want to share with HTers. In these days of some airlines grabbing for every dollar they can besides the airfare, be cautious about your carry on luggage size. Industry standards for carry on luggage is 9x14x22, but not all airlines allow for that size. Some, like United on connector flights that have smaller overhead bins, will check the carry on for free. But our interisland Go airlines charges $10 if your luggage is too big for their smaller bin.

    I travel a lot for work. I’ve used my carry on for probably 50 flights. It is within the industry standards. No, I’m not trying to pack a week’s vacation clothing into a carry on, I only need an overnight’s change of clothes. So, I never gave it a thought that I needed to pull out a measuring tape when I booked my Go flight.

    So, I’ve learned. From now on, I’m going back to “soft” carry on luggage. I could have easily squashed my change of clothes into the sizing bin at the airport if it had been in a soft duffel bag type of luggage. But it being a frame & wheeled type, I was out of luck. Or, another choice for me, is to avoid the money-grabbing Go airlines.

    Here is an informative website on carry on luggage and potential problems:
    http://thetravelinsider.info/travela...allowances.htm
    Last edited by Amati; September 14th, 2009 at 01:04 PM.
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    You can't stow your carry-on under the seat in front, anymore? That's where I've always put mine - that way I have easy access to the bomb components at all times.
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    Wow. S'ed, you continue to surprise me with how low you can sink in your "humor." Nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    You can't stow your carry-on under the seat in front, anymore? That's where I've always put mine - that way I have easy access to the bomb components at all times.
    I would be very careful of making a statement like this. I have done many international and do national trips and this facetious statement is a no-no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    You can't stow your carry-on under the seat in front, anymore?
    My carry on would have fit under the seat in front of me, but Go refused to allow me to take it onboard, and then charged me to check the bag.
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    I'm thinking of just FedExing my luggage to my final destination instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    I'm thinking of just FedExing my luggage to my final destination instead.
    One of the joys of traveling in Japan was the takkyubin service. As we traveled by train, our luggage went on without us and was always waiting in our next hotel room by the time we arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    I'm thinking of just FedExing my luggage to my final destination instead.
    Funny you should bring that up, I'm still waiting for my "mailed" luggage from a recent business trip. There was not a FedEx/UPS option from where I was, so I used the postal service with priority mail. The package is missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    Funny you should bring that up, I'm still waiting for my "mailed" luggage from a recent business trip. There was not a FedEx/UPS option from where I was, so I used the postal service with priority mail. The package is missing.
    That's because USPS uses the commercial airliners to ship parcels...you know the same airliners that lose your luggage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    That's because USPS uses the commercial airliners to ship parcels...you know the same airliners that lose your luggage?
    Gee thanks for cheering me up and giving me the hope of my package showing up someday.
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    Here's the go! Airlines baggage policy:

    "How many bags am I allowed to carry-on?

    Each ticketed customer is allowed (1) carry-on (no larger than 19" x 15" x 11") [Photo indicates 45" maximum specification] at no charge. In addition to carry-on luggage, a customer may carry a handbag, pocketbook, overcoat, wrap, umbrella, walking stick, camera, binoculars, reading material for the flight, or food for consumption. Items must be able to fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. go! requires that name identification be on the outside of any bags or luggage. We recommend placing identification on the inside of your luggage as well. Name labels are available at any go! ticket counter."

    I always bring a copy of baggage policy when flying, so as to refresh the memory of check-in/cabin personnel.
    Last edited by salmoned; September 17th, 2009 at 03:22 PM.
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    hi,when my mom and i visit sin city,we both have one roll away on luggage and we only carry what we need and when my mom and i meet my eldes sis and her hubby in sin city,we give our gift's to her and she take's them to her room and we all have a nice time and then on the final day,my eldes sis and her hubby go to a show and my mom and I Go to our room and pack and then we leave early in the morning and we bring only what my eldes sis give's to us so that's how we use our luggage.

    Well thank's for your time

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    Each ticketed customer is allowed (1) carry-on (no larger than 19" x 15" x 11")
    Yes, that is the catch, industry standard for carry on is 22" length, and those three inches are what makes most carry on "too long". Additionally, Go! refused to allow our carry on in the cabin, dispite the fact it would have fit under the seat.
    So, I'll take soft sided carry on luggage if I have to fly Go! again. But I'll avoid Go! if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    So, I'll take soft sided carry on luggage if I have to fly Go! again. But I'll avoid Go! if possible.
    So in other words... "You not going go on Go!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by musubi View Post
    So in other words... "You not going go on Go!"
    she only going on go if go going let her go on go with her stuff...okay we go!
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    No go go! Go Hawaiian. Dey goin' go where go! no go.

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    I often fly Hawaiian to/from the mainland, then Southwest on the mainland. I don't ever pay for bags gong thru cargo with either airlines which is nice.

    I've had some carry on bags pulled off the plane and had to go in cargo when I entered the plane.

    Aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    No go go! Go Hawaiian. Dey goin' go where go! no go.
    Goin' to a Go-Go.
    Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Goin' to a Go-Go.
    Should I Stay or Should I Go?
    Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (just don't leave my luggage behind!)

    Can't think of anything creative this time


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amati View Post
    My carry on would have fit under the seat in front of me, but Go refused to allow me to take it onboard, and then charged me to check the bag.
    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    she only going on go if go going let her go on go with her stuff...okay we go!
    “Auntie Marialani” would be the perfect gate agent for go!
    She would make sure you check your chicken and your wine as well:

    Go check your chicken with Auntie, go check your chicken now, go check ‘um now, go!
    “Check” out the late great Rap Reiplinger as "Auntie Marialani":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws70oI3yMBc

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    http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/ar...shcKZuj4QV0%3D

    Go! and Molulele have merged. "In a further roiling of Hawai'i's interisland air market, the owners of Mokulele Airlines and go! have agreed to consolidate into a single operation starting Thursday. Under it, Mokulele will stop operating its jet flights with those passengers being accommodated on go!'s interisland service."

    Darn. Now with less competition, it means there is a bigger chance that I'll need to fly on one of the dinky Go! planes that cannot accomodate regular sized carry on luggage. "Passengers that had been booked aboard those [Mokulele] aircraft will fly on go!'s CRJ-200 jets."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Market View Post
    No go go! Go Hawaiian. Dey goin' go where go! no go.
    Except Hawaiian no go where go! go ... like Molokai*.

    *Now that they merged with Mokulele ... again.
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    Like I've said before, Hawaiian seems to be the only winner in this whole winner take all air wars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Like I've said before, Hawaiian seems to be the only winner in this whole winner take all air wars.
    And one step closer to monopolizing the inter-island flight routes in Hawaii.

    In a way, Hawaiian should thank go!/Mesa for eliminating Aloha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Except Hawaiian no go where go! go ... like Molokai*.

    *Now that they merged with Mokulele ... again.
    Am I missing something but doesn't Island Air offer a viable alternative?

    For those that neither like go! or Hawaiian, what's wrong with Island Air? An aversion to turbo-prop planes?

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