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wootod wrote:i'd even question if the 21" Parallel would pass. specs say the case size is 21". most airlines measure from top of handle to bottom of wheels, this one is sitting on top of it's wheels and doesn't mention how high the handle sits when collapsed.
Having just done the TSA/American Airlines Stomp, I can say that at least one airline really doesn't seem to give a rat's patootie about the size and shape of most carry-ons unless they are flagrantly oversized. Like stuffed-with-a-body oversized.
You know, if it takes two people to lift your carry-on to stow it in the overhead compartment, then maybe you should consider checking it.
And while I'm ranting, I wish there was an airline that made everyone who had carry-on luggage wait for those of us that are AREN'T encumbered to exit the plane before luggage-toting passengers stop all egress by wrestling their over-sized baggage from overhead. Grrrrr.
Wine may not heal all things, but it sure will make you feel a whole lot better.