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offroadr35 said:
why not put it on the passenger seat?
Mainly because then I can't have a passenger. I would also worry about damaging the seat and or car side sills. The rollerboard I have is extremely heavy and has some sharp edges on the bottom.
 

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1FASTMX5 said:
Mainly because then I can't have a passenger. I would also worry about damaging the seat and or car side sills. The rollerboard I have is extremely heavy and has some sharp edges on the bottom.
I would worry more about the car on its own at the airport:eek:
 

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im only going down this road because i can't answer your actual question, but i can tell you that you AND your passenger are not going to be able to fit luggage in the trunk. Therefore, if you can't put yours in the passenger seat because you have a passenger, you better hope they're traveling without anything at all.

-Steve
 

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LOL. You guys sure know how to beat around a question. Any politicians :)..Ok here is the deal. I ask this question because there are times when I'm on reserve callout from the Airport and I may be out and about enjoying my Elise. They give me 1.5 hours to get to the plane. Depending where I am I may need to have my overnight bag with me just in case I get the call. I would like to be able to have a passenger in the car while my bag sits in the back on standby. If It sits up front with me I will be limited in who can ride with me or what else I can put up front. I also don't want to have a flight bag sitting up front just waiting for someone to come and steal it every time I park it and its not momentarily in my sight.
 

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I know that I've seen some pics on one of the boards that show the size of the boot. Someone held a tape measure across the length and width of the opening as well as the depth of the compartment and took photos that were posted. I can't find them right now but I swear that I saw them.
 

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Why dont you just keep the stuff at work in the airport instead of having to carry it around with you?

My father used to work for an airline and I when I would come home on visits from college I used to pack my luggage the day before I was going back and have him take it to work. This way I didnt have to take anything with me to the airport. Sometimes he would have them put it on a plane to where I was going the day before and have co-workers in that airport pick it up and hold it for me, this way I didnt have to wait to pick it up at the baggage carosel.
 

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xxxotic,

There are numerous reasons why your suggestion would not work. Just one example, if I was returning from a trip my clothes would be dirty. I wouldn't want to leave them at the airport dirty. Using your suggestion I would have to drive home, clean my clothes and return back to the airport, park, then go through security all over again. Basically wasting 2+ hours. This of course would be all on my of time..oh no. After all this effort, I would then have a fully loaded overnight bag avialable at the airport for my next trip. ! Now if they start opening laundry mats in the future then I will be set :D

Guys, just take it as I have to have 1 overnight bag with me and leave it at that :)
 

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A hard-sided bag will be a very snug fit through the trunk opening. My guess, based on measurements I did for the fitted luggage, is that the smaller ones will fit, but the bigger ones that are at the max of what airlines allow for carry-ons will be touch & go.

It will however, fit in the passenger footwell with no problem, and the passenger's legs can stretch out over the top of it.

The trunk is only 10" deep.

For a frame of reference, my Tumi roller is 10" deep, 14" wide and 24" tall, including the handle.

Heck, my helmet is 10" wide...
 

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Ok. I misunderstood and thought that you worked at the airport and were there almost everyday. Back when i was doing it, you didnt have to be on the flight with your luggage, or wait in line for it to be xrayed like they do at some airports but I guess that has changed since 9/11 for employees.

They freaked when I was at Newark , I waited in one line for half an hour to get my boarding pass and left my bags and started walking away. They came after me and said I had to take my luggage over to some x-ray machine. I was pissed and said just throw it on the revolving thing behind you , and they said they dont use it anymore, since all passengers have to carry all their stuff to where the xray machine is. They I had to lug all my luggage over to another line and wait another 20 minutes for it to be X-rayed. Then I had to go through another line to go thru the metal detectors, and then another line because my stupid belt buckle and shoes set the thing off. I just felt like taking all my clothers off and walking naked to the plane saying are you guys happy now, but then they probably would have stopped me and wanted to check to make sure I didnt have a bomb stuck up my ass! They should just stick your entire body and luggage into the damn X-ray machine when you walk into the building to get the thing over with.
 

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I do this regularly when travelling - a std size (aircraft allowance) bag does fit in the boot of my S2 .....however I think the boot opening is narrower (and the boot is slightly more shallow) in the Federal Elise. Another option is to get the big black squashy Lotus Elise holdall - it fits in the boot a treat :)
 

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you know I mean trunk ! sorry - just tried to edit the thread and cant for some reason
 
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