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Old 23.11.2015, 15:21
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Why is it rude? It seems actually polite to give more space to someone, I always do it.
I didn't suggest I was being rational...
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Old 23.11.2015, 15:22
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Suitcases fit lying down between the backs of the seats, at least on all the S-bahn trains I've been on.
Trust me I have tried. This might work with some 1980s style suitcase, as they typically did not have wheels. For the last 20 years did suitcases get a bit higher and have four "spinning" wheels like a shopping cart. Not even the smallest of our completely normal samsonites fit.
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Old 23.11.2015, 15:24
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Trust me I have tried. This might work with some 1980s style suitcase, as they typically did not have wheels. For the last 20 years did suitcases get a bit higher and have four "spinning" wheels like a shopping cart. Not even the smallest of our completely normal samsonites fit.
Turn them on their sides and slide them in that way?
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Old 23.11.2015, 15:25
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Re: Train etiquette

But the suitcase is the same size when lying down on its back, regardless of the wheels on the bottom

I agree they're definitely too tall standing up.
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Old 23.11.2015, 15:26
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Turn them on their sides and slide them in that way?
You wouldn't believe it but I tried. Next time I will make sure I make some photos for the internet. It just does not fit. Not just mine, nobody's.
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Old 23.11.2015, 22:51
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You wouldn't believe it but I tried. Next time I will make sure I make some photos for the internet. It just does not fit. Not just mine, nobody's.
This is true. Two of mine absolutely refuses to fit between the seat backs (as one Swiss gentleman found out when trying to help me). If all the luggage racks are full and the train is crowded, this does necessitate standing by the exit (or rather, sitting on the case).
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I'm not trying to reduce your wonderful (and basic) social act.
But I have a bit reaction to the "moved my bag for her"....

In my humble view, it's also train etiquette not to put your bag on an empty seat, especially when the train is busy (as I can interpret in your story).

It's not a storage and it's clearly blocking a seat.
It's not a big deal to ask for sitting there, but you're not the owner and people should not have to ask you for sitting in the public train.

And for the rest of the topic I hate sitting in trains and I always give the seat or help with pram, luggages, etc...
The rest of the topic is full of stereotypes (men vs women, etc...).
Someone please fetch the nearest mod, someone has hacked Corsebou's account and made a sensible post. Actually on second thoughts, leave the hacker in peace.
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