I packed the huge suitcase for Haiti the other day. Then today when looking at the airline confirmation there was a size restriction as well as the 50 lb limit on checked baggage. Our suitcase is 8 inches too big. It's huge. (pic. is of L. age 12 inside) So we are borrowing a friend's bag and trying again. This will save us $265 if they really enforce the rule.
So, now with the new bag, a big duffle, we are actually able to pack more, since the duffle weighs less than the huge suitcase. Off to repack!