We have our garment back with my full length gown for formal night and my BF's suit. Should we check it or carry on (flying NWA)? Which way usually receives the least damage?
I always check as much luggage as possible to avoid lugging more than necessary through airports, especially if I have a connection at a major hub where I may need to go some distance. Remember that the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) now limits carry-on to one fairly small piece (a 22" roller back suitcase is about the limit) plus one "personal item" (typically a handbag, a computer bag, a briefcase, or a small backpack) per passenger. The security procedures instituted after the "9/11" attack requires the airlines to track luggage and to match luggage with passengers, so there's a lot less problem with missing luggage now than a decade ago.
Actually, you can pack the dress and the suit in a suitcase so you won't need to haul the garment bag.
Also it will have to fit through the metal detector when you board also or else it will have to be checked.
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