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I was talking about this directly with @LetsTryThisTech in the context of his recent cruise on Freedom, but thought I'd open it up to a bigger audience. For those of you who do like to dress in full suit or tux for formal nights, how do you pack it? As best I can tell from reviewing United's baggage FAQs and Carry-On pages, garment bags just aren't allowed any more. You have to bring a regulation size carry-on, and your "plus one item" has to be something the size of a small backpack that can be stowed under the seat in front of you, not in the overhead bin with your carry-on. So do you pack your suit in your checked luggage? Do you just bring a garment bag anyway, and have that checked as well? And a related question -- How is the pressing service? Would be good to get some direct experience from folks who've used it, just so I can feel reasonably safe that my newly-purchased suit won't be fried in the presser or otherwise damaged. I'm assuming it won't be as rough as the regular laundry service, but is it basically the same as going to the local dry cleaners or a bit harsher? Also, how much do they charge for pressing on night 1 so you're ready for formal night the next evening? Need to get these final budget details worked out. I wouldn't be as concerned about this if the suit was "regular" wool used in everyday-use suits, but it turns out that the one I bought is made with 150s wool (never heard of this before I bought it, always thought that wool is just wool), and everything I've read about it says that it's (a) delicate and only meant to be worn for special occasions (which is fine in my case), and (b) it easily wrinkles and needs regular pressing.