There are certainly options for you to travel with your dress. Wedding dresses can be transported as carry-on baggage and are usually laid on top of the baggage in an overhead locker, as our aircraft are not fitted with a coat rack to hang them up.
If you wish to transport your dress as part of your carry-on baggage allowance, please advise one of our Cabin Crew when you enter the aircraft, and they will be more than happy to assist you in storing your
I have also provided the approximate dimensions for an overhead locker, in the mid-section of our largest aircraft. The dimensions are as follows;
Length = 2m
Depth = 65cm
Height (at opening) = 27cm
Please note: These measurements are estimates and are only provided to help you make a decision about carrying the dress as carry-on or checked-in baggage.
The lockers may not be large enough to lay the dress down flat (length
ways) without folding it in some places. Please also keep in mind that the overhead lockers are designed to hold more than one Guest's belongings, and a locker of this size could be used by up to six passengers.
Alternatively, you could transport the dress as checked-in baggage. We would strongly recommend you place the dress into a hard shell suitcase (rather than a dress bag) to avoid the dress from being crushed, and also from any accidental damage during take-off, landing or during turbulence.
Another option is to pack your dress in a long and narrow flat box, and tape the dress down to one side of the box (obviously the gown will need to be in a suit pack or garment bag). You can purchase these odd sized boxes from Removalist Companies, or alternatively, cut and assemble a regular storage box to the desired size.
Once you are at the airport, the box will then need to be checked-in as oversized luggage at the 'bulky baggage' section.