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Has anyone successfully carried on a 21.5" iMac on plane

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by marrrko, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. marrrko

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    I want to move to Portugal and i need to carry my Imac 21.5" with me, i don't want to sell to buy lap top or anything similar.
    So anyone had experiences with this issue? :)
     
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    Pick up phone, call airplane company for clarification, pack :)
     
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    I understand that you don't want to sell it but it might not be worth the hustle, if it were a brand new computer I would understand going through the trouble but just something to consider, if it is a lot of trouble it probably isnt' worth it.
     
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    It all depends on if you can class it as hand luggage or not. Some airlines have strict regulations about size and weight. Why don't you just put it in a suitcase and pay for the extra luggage?
     
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    As it has been mentioned a couple times above it depends on the airline. More so than that it depends on the people working the counter at that particular airline. I managed a couple of projects at a major international airport and I saw people walking through with iMacs and towers all the time. I also heard stories of people being forced to check them. It can't hurt to call ahead but make sure when it comes time to get to the airport to be as nice as possible to the airline gate agents. They have the power to make you check your luggage.

    Bottom line: It is a gamble but very possible. The nicer you are to the airport staff the more likely you are going to be able to bring it on.
     
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    If you do get it as carry on, please post a picture if you asking where you can plug it in mid flight :)
     
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    Thanks guys
    Will manage it somehow, and i think it won't be a problem because we will fly with wizz and ryanair, both are low cost companies and i already ask them so all will be good i guess :)
     
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    I think the biggest problem with carrying it on is that it is not going to it in most overhead bins. You can defiantly check it as oversized and put it under the plane.
     
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    At the end i bought macbook pro for start :)
     
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    Well, i don't want to create any fear, but with ryanair you may want to double check.

    I got my loads of trouble with them several time.

    If you take the computer with you, the weight may not exceed 10 or 15 Kg

    If you place it with your lugages it can't exceed 21KG (EU law) otherwise you'll pay an atrocious fee per KG on the top of ticket.

    Seriously hoping that everything will be smooth for you.
     
  11. monchichi

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    besides of all the transport talk... what the heck do you want in portugal :D Country is broke.


    regarding ryanair: Don't take serious what they call you on the hotline. I already had that.... "yeah you can take that, pay xx$ and then everything is fine..." well it wasn't. If you really want to move to portugal you should take some more $$ and fly over there with a "real" service airline.

    greetings from germany
     
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    This.

    I did the same, with a 24'' iMac a couple of years ago. Worked fine.