Are Fanny packs considered a personal item?

I know Fanny packs aren’t exactly “hip” these days, but I love mine! And I would love to bring my Fanny pack on my flight to Miami next week for my cruise. The only thing is, I’m doing carry on and a personal item only. Would my Fanny pack be considered a personal item?

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27 Answers

If you call it a tactical hip pack, you;re okay.

I have a tactical hip pack, it folds both my 9mm &45. For those times I don’t feel like wearing a belt.

We can all offer you our opinions about fanny packs, but if the airline is saying one personal item only, you will get the correct answer by contacting them. It could be a pricey mistake if someone here gave you the wrong info based on an opinion.

Enjoy your cruise.

I carry my purse inside my tote Big Smile

I do that too. It's still just one item with lots packed inside of it.

I would contact the airline.

In the case of a strict business outfit, it is recommended to choose a bag that suits the tone of a business suit, jacket or trousers. But with light clothing, a bag should be made of light fabrics decorated with floral ornaments. And in combination with simple clothes: shorts, jeans or t-shirts, the most simple models of waist packs are suitable. It is preferable to make a choice in favor of light, yet practical fabric models.

How are you folding your 9 and .45? Is that a new Taurus design - a successor to the Curve?

It should be considered a clothing item, not a personal item. If you're concerned, just tuck it under your shirt.

As for being an expensive mistake: just leave enough room to tuck the fanny pack into your personal item or carryon, if you're worried about it. Worst case, the airline gate agent will ask you to consolidate down to 2 items.

I would agree with everyone saying to contact the airline. But just to be sure I would make sure I could stuff it into my personal item bag if need be OR, attach it to the personal item bag so it becomes "one" item.

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