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Carry on for Westjet

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Carry on for Westjet

I'm having a hard time finding a suitable roller carry on for Westjet (21x15x9) that will just fit the sizer (need to maximize volume) . Most descriptions that say 21" apparently don't include the handle, wheels, etc. I've been checking at Winners, Costco, MEC, etc. The Bay seems to be overpriced even on sale.
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The key is get on the plane early. So you have room in the overhead before all the ppl with oversized bags get on and fill it up. I get air rage when I see ppl taking so much time trying to find a spot and trying to stuff it in.
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webshark wrote: The key is get on the plane early. So you have room in the overhead before all the ppl with oversized bags get on and fill it up. I get air rage when I see ppl taking so much time trying to find a spot and trying to stuff it in.
True, but I'm also afraid they will make me check my bag if it's an inch over on one side.
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Wait for them to announce free gate check. Profit.
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WestJet s actually getting strict with their carry ons. I have seen in Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver where people were told the bag cannot be carry on and they have to check it in.
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Gigi wrote: I'm having a hard time finding a suitable roller carry on for Westjet (21x15x9) that will just fit the sizer (need to maximize volume) . Most descriptions that say 21" apparently don't include the handle, wheels, etc. I've been checking at Winners, Costco, MEC, etc. The Bay seems to be overpriced even on sale.
Keep looking at Winners for a while (and different Winners stores) because they often have new items and you will eventually find one that is fully compliant for size. We have one that just fits and then a smaller one that gives up some space.

It is even harder to find a bag in the "personal item" size that will come in exactly at the WJ and AC specified sizes, especially in mens' styles. You want to max out there too.
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I'm flying WestJet in a month's time and my carry-on is 21.5 inches in height. Will they really ask me to check it in?
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Pete_Coach wrote: WestJet s actually getting strict with their carry ons. I have seen in Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver where people were told the bag cannot be carry on and they have to check it in.
That's what I've heard and am trying to avoid if possible.
Dealmaker1945 wrote: Keep looking at Winners for a while (and different Winners stores) because they often have new items and you will eventually find one that is fully compliant for size. We have one that just fits and then a smaller one that gives up some space.

It is even harder to find a bag in the "personal item" size that will come in exactly at the WJ and AC specified sizes, especially in mens' styles. You want to max out there too.
Which bag do you have that just fits? I'm hoping I can just bring my "not filled to the brim" backpack as a "personal item".
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Gigi wrote: True, but I'm also afraid they will make me check my bag if it's an inch over on one side.
Avoid soft sided cases since if you overpack it and it bulges out enough that it won't fit in the size-wise cage, you'll be forced to check it. Get a hard-sided case so that you won't run into this. If you can close it, it will be the advertised measurement.
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How big is your backpack? You may be forced to jam it under the seat in front of you.
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mrweather wrote: How big is your backpack? You may be forced to jam it under the seat in front of you.
I should have called it a day pack (it's not full back pack size) , which I typically put under my seat anyway.

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