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How are people transporting their suits?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Scooby Doo, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    I was just wondering how people were doing this? I bought a bag that is supposedly "carry-on" but I was getting many evil looks because it is quite large. BUT it's thin! :)
    Are you guys just getting plastic type sleaves to put over your bags or are you actually getting garment bags?
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  3. girl

    girl Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 9, 2001
    Evanston, IL
    I carried mine in the plastic that it came in, and as I walked on the plane, I (politely) told the flight attendant that I had an interview and asked if I could hang my suit in the first class coat-hanging area. They've always said "of course" and then wished me luck on my interview as I left.
  4. polarbear

    polarbear Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 2001
    Cambridge, MA USA
    If you want something a bit more durable, you can find nylon/canvas-type garment bags at most luggage stores.

    If you don't want the extra bulk, you can buy a rollaboard carry-on suitcase with a fold-out suit/garment bag. I know that Travelpro makes a nice one for about $150 or so. Just make sure to hang it up the night before to let the wrinkles fall out!
  5. Wednesday

    Wednesday Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    I bought a garmet bag called a Wally Bag. Strange name, but it's really neat. It's just a thick waterproof nylon bag with a clamp for hangers. You use your own hangers. It's thin and folds up easily, no bulk at all. You can even use plastic hangers (I was worried about bringing metal hangers on the airplane at the end of Sept). Of course, turns out that my suit is absolutly wrinkle free. Couldn't wrinkle the thing if I tried. Ah, polyester.
  6. isa

    isa Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 9, 2001
    A friend told me that if I put tissue paper in between the folds of my suit, it would stay wrinkle-free. I did that and put my suit at the bottom of my suitcase. It worked! Just remember not to overpack.
  7. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    I just throw all my clothes in my travel carry on bag and once I get to the hotel I just iron it all. My Jacket really gets abused, but it would take to much effort to try and keep it nice.
  8. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Garment bag with pockets is the way to go in my book. I wouldn't want to be carrying my suit on a hangar, even if plastic encased, through a rain or snow storm! And I'm folding impaired -- don't think the tissue paper would work for me.

    Accept_Me: I hope you meant a slick garment bag! :D
  9. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    Sick ...slick..all the same :)

    So by garment bag..there are many's my question...mine is like 2 feet by 2 feet (W X L)...and then maybe another 8 inches to 18 inches (depending if I put my shoes in it) in height.
    Is this too big to be a carry on? Do they make smaller garment bags?
    I was looking and the smaller ones seemed to cost around 200 bucks..OUCH!
    But this bigger one I got was only 50..not too bad :)
  10. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Mine is about that size, and I've never had any problem carrying it on.
  11. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    Wouldn't that just really suck to have your luggage get lost with your interview clothes inside? :eek:
  12. lake show

    lake show Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 7, 2001
    that's why you NEVER check your bags to an interview. unless you're staying for more than a week, there's no need to bring a bag that won't fit in the overhead bins. either that or wear the suit on the plane.
  13. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2001
    Chicago suburbs
    Scoob, I swear to God that I initially read your post as "How are people transporting their guts?". My first thoughts were that you had seriously cracked.

    I just hang it in the car. No planes for me until the war is over.
  14. postbacchus

    postbacchus Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I found a really great suit bag at Men's Warehouse for $10. It's durable and has a shoulder strap. I've been checking in 1 bag, and carrying on the suit bag and a briefcase type backpack. (And no, I don't own stock in Men's Warehouse.)
  15. Original

    Original Ogori-Magongo Warrior 7+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Yep! got the same thing at the same place, for the same price. I was pleasantly surprised at the deal so I bought 2 of them. Got that bad habit from my Mom: "Since it is cheap why not get a truckload?"
  16. elle

    elle Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 17, 2001
    Here's my random thinking...why not just wear your suit on the plane? Then it can't get lost, and the airplane people can't get mad at you about big luggage.
    I haven't tried this yet, so who knows...knowing me the person sitting next to me would spill soda everywhere or something. :)
  17. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    No suit on the plane..haha..
    no way in hell...I would get a little baby to puke on me for, the wrinkles!
    I wear my suit once and it looks like I wrestled Hulk Hogan in it! :p
  18. merlin

    merlin Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Hey, finally the post I have been waiting for. And not a moment too soon. I leave tommorow morning. I have one of those cheap garment bags. Hey, does anyone know if you can carry-on a garment bag and a backpack, or is that considered two carry-on pieces. Oh well. Thanks Scooby for the topic. I debated on whether one like this a while ago.
  19. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
    Hey bluefish...
    YOU CANNOT carry on the suit and a backpack!!!!!
    That is considered TWO carry on items!!!!
    And they are now limiting you to only ONE carry on item!
    DITCH the backpack and use a shoulder type bag / briefcase but take off the shoulder strap and say it's a briefcase!!!
    I called every airline I am flying on (Vanguard, United, Continental, Southwest) and they all said a SUIT in a plastic bag (or garment bag) COUNTS as one carry on!!!!
    So there's your answer :(
    Sorry dogg... :( :( :(
  20. goldie

    goldie Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2001
    The suit bag is the biggest con every perpetuated by the luggage industry. I carefully pressed my shirts and suit, put them in one of those bags, and once I had reached my destination, realized I had to do it all over again.

    One helpful item is Downy Wrinkle Releaser. It really works. The only drawback is that your clothes will smell like sickly-sweet flowers for a while, so be sure that you can air out your gear prior to your interview.
  21. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but why in the world do you need to transport your birthday suit??? Did you chicken out in the end and opt for a real suit. Oh come on, be a man!!

    Actually, a few weeks ago I had to carry a formal dress on board for a wedding I was going to. I simply Everyone I encountered was real sweet about me having that extra item. Maybe the fact that I was female biased people???

    Scooby, I say just stick w/ the garment bag you have now. Some of my own carry-ons in the past have been bigger, and I've managed to "get away with it."

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