Step number one: please note that the word is "suitcase", not "suitcases".
Here are some quotes from our travel company that should help guide you:
- You are permitted to bring one piece of checked-in luggage, and one piece of carry-on luggage. No exceptions.
- You are responsible for carrying your carryon while on tour. Be careful that your carryon luggage is within the standard size and weight of your airline. Call the airline if you have questions. There is limited space on the bus for your carryon luggage.
- Make sure you have your luggage tags on the outside of your luggage and that you also have your name and telephone number inside your luggage, in case your luggage tag falls off. You will be given brightly colored Catholic Travel Centre luggage tags to be used in addition to your own.
Unless your bag is too heavy, or too big. Here is a link to USAirways Baggage policies- please refer to the section on transatlantic flights. In summary: your checked bag can weigh up to (but not over) 50 pounds, and its overall dimensions (length+height+width) must be less than 62 inches. (E.g., a bag that is 27 inches long and 21 inches wide and 12 inches high = 60 inches).
Your carry-on bag (link to info here) can be up to 45 inches and 40 pounds- BUT PLEASE REMEMBER that YOU are responsible for carrying your own carry-on! You may also bring one other personal item (purse, briefcase) on board. Our checked bag- once we get it to the airport in the first place- will be wrangled in and out of our motor coach, and to and from our rooms for us (and we have pre-paid the tips!)!