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Tropic Air carry on limits

Posted By: Nancy1340

Tropic Air carry on limits - 02/10/09 09:17 PM

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.

Posted By: pugwash

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits - 02/10/09 09:46 PM

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.
Posted By: Nancy1340

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits - 02/10/09 10:36 PM

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.
Posted By: ScubaLdy

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits - 02/10/09 11:46 PM

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.
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits - 02/10/09 11:55 PM

Nancy: Tell the baggage guys of your concerns. They will make you happy. Nice people.
Posted By: SnoopysMom

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits - 02/10/09 11:56 PM

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...
Posted By: Nancy1340

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits - 02/11/09 12:15 AM

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.

Posted By: wade the gringo

Re: Tropic Air carry on limits - 02/11/09 01:26 AM

I can promise Tropic will take care of you.......
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