|By Robert E. Kennedy on Tuesday, May 9, 2000 - 4:22 pm:|
We're leaving Saturday on our first trip to Bonaire and the ALM reservations clerk just told me that the limits for the one allowable carry-on per person were 8" X 14" X 20". Do they enforce these limits strictly? This seems like a pretty tiny carry-on to me. Also, do they count the briefcase or valise that fits under the seat against the limit of one per person? Thanks in advance for your help.
|By Linda Richter - NetTech on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 - 9:00 am:|
On ALM's big planes that do the Miami-Curacao route, I've never seen them enforce the single carry-on rule but if you had two oversized carry-ons I bet they would. The Curacao-Bonaire flights on the small planes are much tighter on space. The overhead bins could fit a small brief case but nothing more. Under the seat room is reasonable and fits my backpack or a very small wheeled carry-on. Anything larger and you will have to check it at the back of the plane for the short flight. You pickup the carry-on right after leaving the plane so it doesn't go through baggage claim.
|By Robert E. Kennedy on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 - 1:07 pm:|
Thanks, Linda. I assume from your reply that they're likely to let you take one "oversized" (11 X 14 X 24) carry-on on the Miami-Curacao flight. I have no problem with the Curacao-Bonaire flight--it's the system they use on the small planes flying out of our podunk airport in the middle of nowhere. But from what I've read about ALM on the message boards, I was concerned about having to check through from Miami all of our baggage except backpacks.
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