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Tropic Air carry on limits #323282
02/10/09 03:17 PM
02/10/09 03:17 PM
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Nancy1340 Offline OP
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I will be carrying a laptop with a external hard drive for someone in SP, along with my Canon 40D and a couple of lenses (packed into a small camera back pack) down to SP soon. I bought a soft sided, carry on size bag with wheels to put the equipment in. Am I going to be able to carry that on with me on Tropic Air?

Or could they refuse to let me do that at Belize air port? Or is it one of those "If it fits on your lap it's OK"?

I know Frank had a carry on size leather bag and sat in the co-pilot seat with the bag in his lap.

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits [Re: Nancy1340] #323286
02/10/09 03:46 PM
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If yo don't check it, they will more than likely take it from you and put it in the cargo hold as you are boarding and give it you back as you get off the plane, or at least that's what they have done for me when I have flown in the right hand seat.

It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......
Re: Tropic Air carry on limits [Re: pugwash] #323291
02/10/09 04:36 PM
02/10/09 04:36 PM
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Nancy1340 Offline OP
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They didn't say anything to Frank. Maybe the hold was full.
I am just afraid they will make me check it at Belize and it won't make it to SP. Or the LP or camera will get broken in the hold. Or when they take it off. Thier somethimes none too gentle with the luggage.

My bag is just a med. size backpack with wheels.

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits [Re: Nancy1340] #323302
02/10/09 05:46 PM
02/10/09 05:46 PM
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My experience with carry on is that they let me take it aboard then they take it and put it just inside the door. I've never had a problem and always carry laptop and cameras in back pack.

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Re: Tropic Air carry on limits [Re: ScubaLdy] #323305
02/10/09 05:55 PM
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SP Daily Offline
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Nancy: Tell the baggage guys of your concerns. They will make you happy. Nice people.

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits [Re: ScubaLdy] #323306
02/10/09 05:56 PM
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My experience is that Tropic is usually very accommodating and allow a carry-on and another bag (large purse or backpack) unless the flight is full. My last trip back (Feb 1st) it was full, so I did have to check my carry-on, so I just pulled out my laptop and camera so it wouldn't get banged up.

Another thing you have to watch is any duty free liquids that you might have on your person. It can't go through security, so you may need to save a little room in your checked bags for that...

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits [Re: SnoopysMom] #323308
02/10/09 06:15 PM
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Nancy1340 Offline OP
Nancy1340  Offline OP
Thanks all. I am sure I'm worried about nothing. It's just that the lap top and doo hickies to go with it and a couple of small cameras are for someone else. I'd feel terriable if something got stolen or broken.

Before I offered to bring the other person's stuff down I had already decided to just bring the bare minimum this time. Good thing! LOL I am happy to help people out though.

SnoopysMom, not to worry there. We buy our "duty free liquids" ;-) on St. Croix. LOL Mo' betta rum but that's just our HO.

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits [Re: Nancy1340] #323317
02/10/09 07:26 PM
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