How to get my hiking backpack on a plane
December 4, 2011 2:24 PM Subscribe
I'm going to Guatemala next semester and I want to bring a hiking backpack instead of a suitcase. What do I need to know about getting it through the airport and plane flight in one piece?
posted by raeka to travel & transportation (18 answers total)
I am flying from Boston to Guatemala with a hiking backpack. I've been reading up on checking a hiking backpack and there doesn't seem to be a consensus on the best way to do it. Will it make it through okay if I tighten all the straps and make sure nothing is loose? Do I need to get a duffle to put it in and if so, what do I do with the duffle after? What's the chance of the airport have a plastic bag I can use and throw away?
The backpack I'm planning on getting is the REI Crestrail 65, if that matters.