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In search of... the perfect rolling carry-on bag

Help me find a rolling carry-on bag that meets all of the following conditions: A) lightweight (under 8 lbs.); B) conforms to European carry-on standards (so 21" max, including wheels); C) has outside handles, so that the interior is flat, and D) is under $200, and preferably under $150. [more inside]
posted by scody on Mar 13, 2014 - 17 answers

 

Luggage Removal from a Commercial Aircraft--How Does It Work?

When someone checks in for a flight but doesn’t board, how do airlines locate their luggage to remove it from the aircraft? [more inside]
posted by Short Attention Sp on Mar 10, 2014 - 8 answers

How do I go about taking a pair of tablas on a plane?

I need to take a pair of tablas (hand drums) onto a plane. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Feb 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Recommendations to prevent bedbugs in hotels.

We will be travelling soon using different hotels I'm not familiar with. Now I do my spot checking for bed bugs. I'm more concerned with clothing. When travelling I hang up as much as I can in the closet and then try to leave everything else in the suitcase. But it's really difficult and I would like to have this stored in bags. What bags do you recommend are best to buy that we can keep everything else in but that they will stay well sealed. Can we leave these bags in hotel drawers? Is a luggage liner suggested? what else should we get? I'm so unclear with the reviews on the internet. I want to do my due diligence and try to be reasonable. Thanks.
posted by Tziv on Jan 12, 2014 - 10 answers

Good quality hardshell suitcase?

We're looking for a good quality hardshell suitcase - any suggestions on brands and where to buy? A 2 pack would be great - one carry on size, and one slightly larger. [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Nov 12, 2013 - 3 answers

A backpacking backpack for laptops?

I want the benefits of a backpacking backpack with the benefits of a laptop backpack. Shoulder and waist straps, tall and able to fit lots of stuff, but with a laptop sleeve or something that would make it easy to take my laptop out and put it back in. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Oct 10, 2013 - 10 answers

A Bag for All Seasons

I need a duffel bag that will, essentially, withstand the Apocalypse. Particulars within. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Sep 10, 2013 - 13 answers

What's the toughest nail polish? Looking to cover a logo on a suitcase

My suitcase has logos on it. They're small, but I'd like to obscure them to lower my likelihood of being victimized. Examples are here. It looks like there's a small dollop of clear, rubbery, plastic that covers them - to protect logo. I was thinking of buying some black nail polish, and painting over them. Nail polish is supposed to be durable right? However, I've never had to buy nail polish before. Questions: 1. Is nail polish the right product for this? 2. Which brand / type should I get? Are there ones that are more durable than others?
posted by StrictlyVague on Sep 1, 2013 - 15 answers

Please solve my complicated luggage situation!

I need luggage for three situations and I'm hoping I can wind up with just two items (and not spend too much money). I need a rolling case for my MacBook Pro and books for school, a piece of carry-on luggage for an upcoming trip, and a sturdy but not too heavy suitcase. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Aug 25, 2013 - 7 answers

What's the optimum carry-on rolling bag size?

On a recent trip from the US to Canada, my girlfriend's carry-on rolling bag was taken away from her on some flights, while mine was not. Strangely, they were picky on the A320 flight, but not the flight on the smaller Dash-8 propeller-driven plane. So, what's the optimal size for a carry-on rolling bag? [more inside]
posted by overleaf on Jul 17, 2013 - 14 answers

Carry-On Travel Bag for Lots of Various Electronics Items?

I'm looking for a travel bag that will hold the following: 15.6" laptop, 10" DVD player, 9" tablet, small camcorder, Kindle e-reader, mp3 player, various cords and power adapters. Any and all recommendations welcome. Bonus points if I can purchase it with 2-day shipping.
posted by Bushmiller on Jul 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for an ideal field bag for science in the bush.

I've just finished a few months of fieldwork and my thoughts are turning to how I might make the next expedition go more smoothly and comfortably than the last. I have realized that I really need a separate bag for field gear -- for camera equipment, dissection tools, chemicals, etc. I think I know what sort of thing I'm after, but I don't know how to find it. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Left luggage/baggage storage in Vancouver?

Where do I store my luggage, preferably in/close to downtown Vancouver, on a Friday afternoon and Monday during the day? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jun 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Cheap duffel bag in Budapest?

Where can I buy a cheap duffel bag in Budapest? [more inside]
posted by Captain Sunshine on May 31, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for smallish canvas and leather tote/briefcase

I'm looking for an everyday, tote/briefcase-type bag; smallish, around 12x9" and maybe 5 or 6" wide, made of canvas and leather, hoping to keep the price below $125. Any suggestions? I saw something on the train today that looked perfect, but I can't find it online. The brand was "Yosemite", which is tough to google. The logo on the label was a stylized sun with a face. Can anyone help me find that company or a different bag that fits the bill? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember on May 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Where to store luggage near the Farmer's Market in San Francisco?

I am flying into SFO tomorrow morning but unable to access the condo I am staying at until the late afternoon. I'd like to go to the farmer's market but I do not want wheel my luggage around. Where would be a good place to store it for the day?
posted by turtlefu on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Items to bring in a carry-on bag for a trip to Los Angeles

I'm visiting L.A. for a week this month. What should I bring in my carry-on bag? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Apr 7, 2013 - 33 answers

Help me calm anxiety about travel to China.

I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Mar 13, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me identify this Merrell bag.

At one time I had the budget and energy for a modest bag collection, and now I've had this bag sitting in a closet for far too long and can't remember the model name of it. It's made by Merrell, early 2000's. [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Can I leave a bag at the Ambassador Transit Hotel at Singapore airport?

I have an overnight layover in Singapore, staying at the (airside) Ambassador Transit Hotel. After checking out of the hotel, may I leave a bag there for several hours, as you can at most regular hotels? [more inside]
posted by oliverburkeman on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Best semi-pro sewing machine for heavy fabrics?

What pro or semi-pro sewing machine would be best for a home sewer opening an Etsy store that sells denim, canvas, and Cordura (1000 denier) luggage and other bags? Ability to sew lighter fabrics as well would be a plus, as would overlock capability (a separate overlock machine would also work). This is for a class project and hypothetical, so price is no object.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Feb 11, 2013 - 5 answers

Forwarding a suitcase from Italy to Toronto

Currently I'm in Italy. In March I'll be travelling to Scotland by train and making stops along the way. Then I'll be flying home to Toronto. My problem is that I have a lot of luggage that I needed for an extended professional stay in Italy, but which will only serve to encumber me when I go traveling. What is the best way for me to forward one large (standard checked baggage) suitcase home to Canada from Italy when I head out? I would especially appreciate any advice based on personal experience. [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Jan 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Good source for used designer bags?

I'm looking for sites where you've had a good experience buying second-hand (preowned, preloved, &c.) designer bags--purses, clutches, and so forth. I am out of my depth, personally.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Nov 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Rolly wheels and a bright color and... made of titanium?

Which luggage is the best luggage for me? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Nov 20, 2012 - 12 answers

NYC Luggage Repair

Where can I get luggage wheels repaired in New York? [more inside]
posted by ceribus peribus on Oct 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Save the Skateboards

How can I bring my two skateboards on a US Airways flight?? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Oct 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Looking for a Ghurka-quality travel pack.

Looking for a Ghurka-quality travel pack. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Oct 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Carry All the Things???

How do I carry around all my stuff with grace and avoid looking stupid? I carry around a lot of stuff everyday, and it's extremely annoying. People are always commenting about how I have "so many bags" but I really am not sure how to streamline my stuff. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Sep 27, 2012 - 46 answers

Too large for carry-on?

How likely is it that Delta Airlines will accept my slightly-oversize backpack as carry-on? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Sep 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Suggestions for small piece of luggage I could check

What is a small piece of luggage I could check and reasonably expect to survive the journey? Looking for brand suggestions as well. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Sep 6, 2012 - 12 answers

What kind of luggage to take inter-railing in Europe

In October we're going travelling around western Europe by train for several weeks and I need to buy some kind of luggage. I had thought that a ~35-45 litre backpack would be about right, sizewise and for portability. But I've heard from people with direct experience that pickpockets are a big problem in several of the places we're going and that makes backpacks a bad idea. So what kind of luggage should I use that will be reasonable to carry around but still secure given we're changing locations (and thus hotels) regularly. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat on Jul 26, 2012 - 24 answers

What is the best way to pack up my skyroll roll-up garment bag?

What is the best way to pack up my skyroll roll-up garment bag? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jul 26, 2012 - 0 answers

Not quite backpacking, more like laptop- and garment-bagging

I think I want to pull up stakes and wander around the world for a while. Mefites, advise me, please! (snowflake details follow) [more inside]
posted by cardioid on Jul 23, 2012 - 14 answers

Staying within airline luggage size limits?

The size limit on checked luggage is 62 inches (height+width+depth) for most airlines . Do I need to be concerned about being close to that, assuming the weight is okay and it is not overstuffed? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Jul 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Identify this Bag?

What kind of bag is this? If I had to ask whether a shop had one in stock, what would I ask for? I first thought "messenger bag", but google pics show another style. Maybe a subspecies of the same thing?
posted by kreestar on Jul 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Looking for a convertible carry-on bag.

I'm looking for a carry-on bag that meets the following criteria: convertible, small enough to carry on a plane legally (US), all black, compression straps of some sort, and no wheels. Lower or reasonably priced options are preferred (~$80 or less is ideal). I'm considering the Rick Steves convertible carry-on, but am open to other options. [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Jun 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Where can we stash our luggage while going around on day trips?

TravelLogisticFilter: We're planning a trip to Japan in October and need help with the logistics of where to leave our luggage as we get around. [more inside]
posted by gchucky on May 29, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm not looking to travel light...

Suitcase recommendations. It needs to take a beating. It also needs to have 4 wheels. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Apr 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Identify and/or recommend aluminium luggage

Can anyone identify the aluminium luggage shown in this photo? [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Mar 15, 2012 - 7 answers

What should I use to carry my stuff?

What type of bag/case should I get for my law clerk job? [more inside]
posted by arveale on Feb 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Which luggage, 26 to 30", has the optimum specifications, starting with being lightweight, stable wheels and handles, up to $200 max, and is durable?

Which luggage, 26 to 30", has the optimum specifications, starting with being lightweight, stable wheels and handles, up to $200 max, and is durable? [more inside]
posted by Tziv on Jan 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Best carry-on bag that looks professional and FITS

Trying to buy a rolling carry-on that will reliably fit in overheads and look professional when I take it to work/clients. Right now tempted by Tumi Alpha Continental 20" ($$$) but wonder if TravelPro Walkabout 4 ($) would be just as good. [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Dec 17, 2011 - 18 answers

I'm looking for luggage storage in NYC near the american museum of natural history

I'm looking for luggage storage in NYC near the american museum of natural history [more inside]
posted by eliluong on Dec 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Need big, light bags/suitcases

Big, light luggage or alternative? I'll probably move overseas, want to take the max weight in my (checked) bags, hope to have as little weight as possible glommed up by the bags themselves. I'm okay with something not likely to last a long time and cheap is good, though at the risk of stating the obvious, don't want something real vulnerable to tearing on the flight(s) over there. Thanks for any suggestions you can share.
posted by ambient2 on Dec 12, 2011 - 11 answers

Experienced travellers please help!!

Best luggage for the $$?? Inexperienced (but soon to be experienced) traveler here. I need GOOD luggage. And, of course, I am looking for a good deal... [more inside]
posted by private_idaho on Dec 12, 2011 - 28 answers

How to get my hiking backpack on a plane

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? [more inside]
posted by raeka on Dec 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Can you recommend a carry-on luggage with wheels that doubles as a garment bag?

Can you recommend a carry-on luggage with wheels that doubles as a garment bag? [more inside]
posted by eliluong on Nov 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Away from home for a month for work - what should I be thinking about?

I'm going to be in Washington DC from late November and most of December, training for a new job. They're putting me up in an extended stay hotel, but it's doubtful that I'll have a car unless I rent one myself for weekends. First time in DC! I've never been away from home for for such a long period; I guess I'll turn off everything in my apartment except the fridge, have a friend pick up mail and help me deal with that kind of stuff, pay bills online. What should (and shouldn't) I take? This comes after a lengthy bout of unemployment, so cash reserves are very very low. How do I get a bunch of stuff there without paying exorbitant airline fees? What else do I need to be thinking about?
posted by DandyRandy on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Help Me Find the Perfect Teacher Cart

I am a teacher who travels to a different school each day of the week (sometimes two). Help me find the perfect folding cart / luggage cart / hand truck system to haul all of my crap around! [more inside]
posted by rossination on Nov 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Help my friend pack better!!

Four gals going to Vegas for 4 days. Just one wants to check her baggage. How do we/I convince her it's just not necessary and will be a PITA if just one of us is doing this. [more inside]
posted by SoftSummerBreeze on Nov 2, 2011 - 44 answers

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