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p.kok
« on: July 05, 2013 03:30:00 AM »

I didn't really know where to post this question but i guess this might be the right place...

Anyway, I'm moving to London in a few weeks and I want to move my brother supergalaxie 3000 with me. I was thinking about taking the machine with me as a carry on or something like that...

Does anyone have any experience with travelling with sewing machines? Do they even let you take a sewing machine on a plane these days?

A friend might travel to the UK by car sometime in the future and if there won't be any other way she'll bring the sewing machine then, but I can't imagine not sewing for a few months Smiley)
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013 11:10:55 AM »

I have no idea but I would call the airline and maybe try to get something in writing!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013 10:00:05 PM »

I packed my sewing machine with a bunch of other stuff in my suitcase when I moved in 2005, the airline made no objection.
Do pack it very well with padding; a proper box would be better than a suitcase...unless you know how to retime the machine, a skill I was forced to acquire.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013 09:38:24 AM »

I packed my sewing machine inside a cabin-sized suitcase, padded it with towels and brought it into the plane with me, I was to scared to check it in with my other stuff! I took the needles off and told the guys at security that I was carrying a sewing machine, just in case, but I had no problems and the machine arrived in one piece.

Mind you, this was from Barcelona to Helsinki, I don't know if they might be more strict in other airports.

I realise you asked this a couple of months ago, but just in case it's still useful to somebody...
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