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Sherri April 4th, 2004 01:17 PM

Pack Shoes on Top?
Just received my cruise documents from HAL. They recommend packing your shoes on top to expedite boarding. What's the deal with this? Do they take everything out of your luggage during screening?

DeeDee April 4th, 2004 08:45 PM

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What? Must read my "know before you go book". I've never packed my shoes on top.

Suki April 4th, 2004 08:57 PM

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Heard about this - apparently explosives can be concealed in hollow heels. Guess it's easier than having to unpack everything!

sail7seas April 5th, 2004 04:49 PM

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The "deal" is that large, men's shoes, particularly those with steel toes etc look like "questionable" items to someone checking the xr-ays of the luggage. If they question something in your bag (namely what is that shoe?) they can check it out quickly and easily if it is on top.

They are lookin for (among other things) explosives and weapons. That is the reason for the x-rays.

mialtyco April 6th, 2004 06:24 PM

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Boy I am glad I read sail7seas answer I was worried that one of theinspectors had a foot fetish thing, (sick humor)

Suki April 6th, 2004 07:49 PM

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Can understand large men's shoes but who (except perhaps crew) would take shoes with steel toes on a cruise.........definitely cause for close scrutiny.

cruisecrazy April 7th, 2004 07:24 PM

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Ok I have a question - what constitutes 'top' 'cause there are 2 sides to a suitcase - ??Yah I know but I have made a point however small, right...?

j redgate April 15th, 2004 09:47 AM

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I have a shoe fancy. Seven days means 10 pairs of shoes. I cannot imagine why anyone would be packing sandals and slides on top? They work perfect as cushions in the bottem of the suitcase. Prevents wrinkles.-J

Suki April 15th, 2004 05:01 PM

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10 pair of shoes on a 7 day cruise?????????? Unbelievable!

You must spend the day changing outfits and shoes - and lugging all that extra baggage! Travel shoes, deck shoes, runners if you must, ashore shoes and dress up shoes - that's it for me!

Confess that there was a time when I packed shoes and bags for every outfit - NO MORE - I'm on vacation - mostly shoes go unnoticed anyway - my feet are usually under some table or other! :-)

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