I don't want to buy an extra suitcase, and I don't really care if the quilt (if that's its name) lands damaged or not. I am thinking of adding a suitcase (luggage 23kg) in my airplane booking, and then appear in the airliner's counter and give this:

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Will it be accepted? Or it is mandatory that it's enclosed in a suitcase?

  • Most likely so. But can't you bring that as a carry-on? It looks like it might be small enough. Nov 2, 2019 at 0:18
  • Is that case as sturdy as a duffel or rather easily damaged?
    – Willeke
    Nov 2, 2019 at 0:21
  • @MichaelHampton most likely it will be accepted? As for bringing it as a carry-on, well I hadn't thought of that - I could give my hand luggage in the cargo and take that quilt on board - my only fear is that's probably a bit larger in the dimensions of the typical hand luggage. But to be honest I'd rather not do that, my co-passengers might feel strange if they see my boarding with that... :) But good idea as a fallback plan.
    – gsamaras
    Nov 2, 2019 at 0:29
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    Well @Willeke it's just a minimalistic case. It might get scrambled by the suitcases in the cargo, but I mean the quilt will take the dictated form.. What it might be damaged is the zipper of the case, for which I don't really care..
    – gsamaras
    Nov 2, 2019 at 0:30

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I've seen plenty of things on the luggage carousel that don't look like luggage and I've checked backpacks many times.

I wouldn't check exactly that, though--I would take some strong tape and tape down those handles. Things like that that can catch on things in the system are asking for damage.


The airlines will take it as it doesn't contain anything that is against the rules.

However, given how easy it would be to peirce the bag and damage the quilt/comforter itself, you may want to consider some extra protection. For example putting it in a heavy duty garbage bag. I check-in things regularly in a garbage bag as I often have multiple smaller items and I combine them together into one using a double garbage bag.

  • Ah hadn't thought of that, cool!
    – gsamaras
    Nov 2, 2019 at 12:49
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    A garbage bag is probably not as strong as the bag it's currently in. Nov 2, 2019 at 23:32
  • @LorenPechtel As I said heavy duty garbage bags (0.45mm think if I recall correctly) and I often double bag my stuff while checking them in and I've never had the inner bag peirced.
    – paullb
    Nov 4, 2019 at 14:02

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