Does anyone know if we can hand-carry the cricut expression on an airplane? or has anyone checked in their cricut before?
Call the airport/airline and ask them. I wouldn't take someone elses word for it.
yes, you can check it. We wrap it in bubble wrap then pack it in a suitcase.
I took mine as a carry on--I'd NEVER trust a $300++ computer based machine to baggage dungeons or handlers. They'll damage or steal something worth a lot less
It fits perfectly in the overhead bin. It went thru the x-ray machine with no problems (blade in place in the machine)--barely a second look by the screener.
Thanks for the replies! I'm thinking of getting the cricut (expression or cake) and bring home to Singapore when I'm going home in Jul.
I would very much prefer to hand-carry the machine....
Can anyone suggest a bag that i can fit the cricut cake in and also bring it on a plane as a carry-on?
I think there are bag made to carry the Cricut-- look on provo craft.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Expression-Cricut-Cake-Rolling-Tote-NEW-Red-White-/290442126423?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Die_Cutting_Machines_Dies&hash=item439fb32457 Rolling tote for cricut expression and cricut cake
If you are buying a new one it will be packaged in the box it is shipped in. I would put the entire box inside a suitcase and check it. You wont have to worry about it getting damaged, because it is boxed to ship from the warehouse anyway.
I'm still pretty nervous abt checking in...
I carry on everything these days for my work travel (even carried on my first cake this Spring!), but the last time I checked luggage was on my way to Mexico to visit my brother. I had totally random things that trip - I checked a toaster oven, a massage table and microwave in their original packaging/boxes and they were fine on arrival (they don't trust ANYTHING to be delivered down there!) But if you're nervous, just carry it on and minimize the other stuff you would need to carry on so you don't go over the amount of carry-ons allowed.
My mom's friend brought one over or me last month. She had taken it out of the box for space reasons and wrapped it in bubble wrap and clothes and put it in her suitcase. i don't know if the suitcase had a hard shell though.
I went ahead and bought the Cricut rolling tote. I got it from ebay. Just purchased it last couple of days, it's not here yet. I'm excited!
I bought the cricut cake whilst in the states and just put it box and all into a suitcase, padded it round with dirty clothes lol and it was fine
Just got my cricut bag for the cricut... it is big... now i'm worried that they dont allow me to use as a carry-on... =(