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alasbound August 26th, 2007 12:33 PM

space bags & vacuum
 
Anyone been able to use a vacuum (borrow from room steward or something) to pack for return home? The space bags really reduce the room & wrinkles, and will be great for jackets & heavier clothes going to Alaska in Sept on Pacific Princess. But I need to be able to use them on the trip back. Would love to see vacuums in laundry room, since the bags are so useful.

Thanks.

lulu48 August 26th, 2007 04:11 PM

I have only used the small ones that you roll to get the air out.
I am sure if you ask the cabin steward they would let you use the vacuum cleaner

paddletoe53 August 27th, 2007 11:08 PM

i tryed the space bag it don't work for me

Jungle Jane January 30th, 2008 03:23 PM

I have used the vaccuum type and the roll type and what I find works best and it's a LOT cheaper is to buy the HUGE zip lock bags and just lay across it to get all the air out, then ZZIIIIPPPPP. Saves a ton of room and no wrinkles!

rinker250 January 30th, 2008 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paddletoe53
i tryed the space bag it don't work for me

Ditto....tried a couple different ones and the vacuum was gonna in an hour.

Sheffie February 24th, 2008 06:54 AM

Don't forget about the 50 lb. per bag weight limit on your luggage.

cruise dreaming February 28th, 2008 07:15 PM

I agree with the huge ziplock bag idea....much cheaper. The weight limit is the issue now. I can pack everything I want because of the ziplock bags and have room left over in my suitcase but now I'm over the weight limit :)

rinker250 February 28th, 2008 07:29 PM

Here is another space saving idea:

I throw away my underwear, socks and t shirts rather than tote 'em back home. This also leaves room on the return trip for purchases.


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