3 out of 7

Upon boarding our first flight to Miami, we were informed that there was no space in the overhead compartments. Seeing as we are carrying-on our robots so they don’t get damaged in the mysterious void that is an airline cargo hold, this was a problem. Three of us were able to convince the service representative to let us try our luck since they were fragile robots while the other four were gate-checked to Mexico. When we got on board we found boundless space and we didn’t even have to ask about special permission to use the (often empty) first-class bins. Here’s hoping American Airlines is gentle and our new LL Bean carrying cases hold up.

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