How do I protect my laptop en route?
March 24, 2006 6:44 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking of traveling with my laptop for the first time. What should I be careful about?
posted by languagehat to travel & transportation (22 answers total)
I'm flying to California tomorrow for ten days, which is long enough that I'm thinking of taking my laptop. The idea makes me nervous, since it's my livelihood, but people do it all the time, so why not me? But this earlier AskMe
makes it sound like taking it in its carrying case is a Bad Idea and I should put it in my backpack. Will it be OK if I just pack clothes around it? I never check bags; I'll keep the backpack in the overhead compartment. (Note: I'm only concerned about the actual plane trip, since my brother will be meeting me at the airport and I'll be staying at the family house.)