my wife@I have to fly to Florida,has anyone used those vacuum bags (so it will fit in one bag) does it work,if we fly down?

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  • 3 years ago
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    We got these huge ziplock bags made for clothes. You put the clothes in, roll them to squeeze out the air, then close the valve. They have the benefit over the vacuum bags that you don't need a vacuum to use them. Just be careful about weight.

    Also, check out packing cubes. They do't save space, but they help organize stuff which is pretty nice.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Never used one before, but it probably will help reduce the volume of your clothing

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Yes they work but airlines also limit by weight so it might not be any cheaper

    And some of the budget airlines charge a lot for overweight bags

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Vacuum bags work at reducing the volume of your stuff. THEY DO NOT MAGICALLY MAKE IT LIGHTER.

    Use them if you want.

    Take ONE bag or ten bags. YOU DECIDE how much stuff you need and how you will haul it to the Airport and all around Florida.

    That means one heavy case with all your stuff or two bags not as heavy to lift.

    For your return journey do you have access to something to use your vacuum bag for the return flight?

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  • 3 years ago

    The vacuum bags do work in helping to reduce the volume of items such as clothing. They do help with packing for a flight.

  • OC1999
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    The vacuum bags can work, but there are a few things to consider.

    First is that in addition to the size of a bag, airlines limit the weight per bag. So if you try and compress more items into a single bag, it is very likely you will be overweight. The overweight fee can be as much if not more than it would be to bring a second bag. Most airlines limit the weight to 40-50lbs(18- 23kg)

    Second is that you will be able to compress it when you leave. But returning the only way you could do this is your hotel has a vacuum you could use, not all use vacuums' that would enable you to do this.

    Also, how much space savings you have depends on what you are bringing. The biggest savings is by trying to compress items such as bulky winter clothing. But you are going to Florida which will be much lighter clothing. So your space savings will be minimal.

    If you want to try and get everything in one bag, you may want to try and see if you can bring less. If the place you are at has laundry facilities you can take less clothing and just plan to do a wash or two while you are in Fl.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Yes, they work, but how will you vacuum them for your return trip?

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    easyJet is similar in that you have to pay to check in luggage (around £18 return online), but passengers can take up to 20kg. ANything beyond that weight is charged at £10 per kg. Both American Airlines and Contintal allow one bag at 23kg for free. Two bags with a cumulative we

  • ?
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Yes it does work, it reduces the space that clothes take up in a case by half. Obviously it doesn't reduce the weight though. In fact I might get some.

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