Packing for Kilimanjaro

Mr. Gypsy & I trying on our Kilimanjaro outfit

So, here we are.  Just two days from departure to Tanzania.  Mr. Gypsy and I have tested out our gear and packed our bags.  We are almost ready for a trip of a life time.

I’ve packed and repacked a few times now and finally, I think I have it.

I’m just curious.  The bags below, could they be considered carry on bags?  The suitcase looking bag’s dimensions are 22″h x 13″w x 11″d.

my two carry on bags

I really do not understand the information below from Delta Airlines regarding carry on luggage.  Please help!

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Carry-on Baggage

Our goal is to provide you with a comfortable and seamless travel experience. To improve onboard efficiency, we ask that you follow our carry-on baggage policy as outlined below.

You may carry on one bag and one personal item at no charge. Please note that all items must easily fit into the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.

Approved Personal Carry-on Items

  • 1 purse, briefcase, camera bag, or diaper bag;
  • or 1 laptop computer (computers cannot be checked and must be carried on);
  • or 1 item of a similar or smaller size to those listed above.

Carry-on Baggage Size Restrictions

When oversized bags do not fit in the overhead bins, delays occur. Fees will be applied to the oversized bag if it has to be checked at the gate. To avoid delays as well as fees, follow these size requirements:

  • Baggage may not exceed 45 linear inches (or 115 cm) in combined length, width, and height.
  • Baggage must fit easily in the Carry-on Baggage Check, which is located near the check-in counters and at the gate and is approximately 22″ x 14″ x 9″ (or 56 x 36 x 23 cm).

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Many, many thanks!

All the best to you and yours!

Swahili lesson:

  • rafiki means friend
  • ndege means bird
  • jogoo means rooster
  • sungura means rabbit
  • mbuzi means goat

peace,

dh

03/04/2011

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