How to Travel With a Suit on an Airplane

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How to Travel With a Suit on an Airplane
It's easy to travel with a suit on an aeroplane. (suit image by AGITA LEIMANE from Fotolia.com)

Air travel can be hectic, intimidating and frustrating. Proper packing and preparation is key. Travelling on an aeroplane with a suit can present additional problems. Rather than just tossing your suit into your bag and hoping it doesn't wrinkle, there are easy ways to keep it looking sharp without having to get it pressed upon arrival.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wear your suit onto the aeroplane. This works if you are only bringing one suit. Rather than worrying about messing up the suit or wrinkling your trousers, simply wear your suit with style when you board the plane. The suit will look great when you arrive and you will free up space in your suitcase.

  2. 2

    Pack multiple suits into your suitcase if you are checking a bag. Fold the trousers in half vertically, with one leg over the other one.

  3. 3

    Roll the trousers up - starting from the ankle. Rolling the trousers keeps the legs from wrinkling and saves space.

  4. 4

    Button the jacket and fold its arms across the front. Place the jacket flat on top of your suitcase if possible. If you're unable, fold the jacket in half being sure to bring the collar down over the bottom.

Tips and warnings

  • Carry your suit or suits onto the plane in a hanging travel bag if you do not want to check a large suitcase. A hanging travel bag fits over clothes on hangers. Hang your trousers and suit jacket on the same hanger and put the whole thing into a hanging travel bag. Many airlines let you carry on a hanging bag in addition to a small bag; this allows you to avoid checked bag fees. Once you are on the plane, place the hanging bag into an overhead compartment, laying it flat or folding it in half if necessary.

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