Tennis bag on airline, British Airways

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  1. BagelMe

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    You need to know the bag dimensions and the type of aircraft - different planes have different size overhead bins. Will the bag be stuffed completely full of gear? If not - and if you can convince the gate agent - even if it's pretty big you can claim that you can squeeze it in. Some gate agents will let you try - if it won't fit - or all the overhead bins are full by the time your group boards - then they'll check it for you.
     
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    The dimensions are 22*18*10 :/

    Not sure if I could squeeze it in or not. Just wondering how flexible they would be.
     
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    My shortest tennis racket is 27", so even slightly diagonal, it might need a bag longer than 22". Airlines DO have specific maximum dimensions posted at the check in counter.
     
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    Sorry, I meant those as the dimensions specified by BA. haha

    The racket bag dimensions are 32*13*14
     
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    Its hard to say. It really depends on the mood the person is in at the airport :)

    With airlines looking to make / squeeze as much money as possible i think some airlines will force you to check it in.

    If your have a long distance flight generally they are more flexible with carry on.

    You could put the raquest into your check-in suit case and purchase a cheap raquet bag when you get to the uk for use during the year?
     
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    It also depends on the type of aircraft you're gonna be flying on. I'm assuming it'll be a 777 or a 747 since it's a BA Trans Atlantic flight. I have the Head Monster Combi and I've been able to fit it on a 757, 737. Not 100% sure about a 767.

    Never been on a 777 or 747.
     
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    I fly with my 12 pack a few times a year and have never had to check it. in anything bigger than a 737 or a A319 the bag fits overhead. on smaller planes, I check the bag planeside and get it right when I get off
     
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  9. BagelMe

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    It is a 767
     
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    I really hope I won't have to check it in :/ ....already planning on paying an extra $60 for a second check-in. Also...I want to string all my rackets before I go + I don't want them to be damaged.
     
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    Reassuring, thanks! :D
     
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    I have taken my aero 12 pack on 4 international trips now and had no problems. I have used BA, AA, UA, and AC and they have been great about it.
     
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