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Cheap way to transport max amount of stuff on flight "checked bag"?

I'm moving across the U.S. and have very little to take with me. I'm planning to fly and take 3 checked bags and 1 carry on. I own no airline luggage. What's the cheapest and safest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by topsykretts on Sep 18, 2016 - 17 answers

Looking for perfect hybrid bag!

My dream is to have a travel bag that wears and is sized like a backpack but opens all the way up so I can pack it like a suitcase. I've seen a lot of Kickstarters lately for bags like this, but outside of this one bag I found on Amazon, I haven't really seen a lot of other bags in this vein. Are they really so uncommon? Are there more bags out there like this?
posted by helloimjennsco on Sep 8, 2016 - 22 answers

Non detergent soap for luggage?

How can I clean my luggage without ruining it? Recommendations for "nondetergent soap" have not helped me find the right product. [more inside]
posted by MsDaniB on Aug 14, 2016 - 8 answers

Place to store luggage near SF airport?

I am flying into San Francisco (SFO) airport early morning on Monday next week and have an entire day to sight-see before heading to Sunnyvale for work meetings next day. I would love to go see the Golden Bridge from the airport, however, I will have my luggage with me and it would be great if i could store it somewhere for about 6-8 hours and then pick it up on my way to Sunnyvale. Is this realistic and/or reasonable? This will be my first time visiting SF. Are there any recommendations where I can leave my stuff securely for a day? Thank you for your suggestions!
posted by mooselini on Jul 17, 2016 - 5 answers

Please Help, Packing Wizards!

Seeking a better way to organize my luggage for a trip... [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Jul 7, 2016 - 21 answers

Replacing cloth suitcase handle?

So I recently ripped through a cloth suitcase handle (photos attached below). I would like to know it it's possible to replace the cloth part or the whole assembly fairly cheaply (<30USD) or if it's worth tossing the fairly cheap luggage in question. [more inside]
posted by thegears on Jun 19, 2016 - 7 answers

Luggage Recommendations?

I've been using a set of $30 cheapo luggage bought on clearance for a few years now. It's starting to show its age, and one bag in the set's already been wrecked by airport baggage claim. So, I'm in the market for a new set. But the choices are overwhelming! Help me out? [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Jun 12, 2016 - 18 answers

Best luggage for a short trip while in a walking cast?

I am in a walking boot for an ankle injury, and I have to fly next week for a 3-day work trip. I need to figure how to pack for this trip to make things as easy as possible for me. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Mar 15, 2016 - 9 answers

Come back to me!

I left my cabin bag / trolley on the train. There is something I could not stand losing in it. What can I do to maximize my chances of getting it back? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Feb 25, 2016 - 7 answers

In search of organizational peace while living on the road

In a few weeks I leave to spend 3 months touring and living in a van to do outreach for an animal rights organization, and I'm trying to devise a good system for my stuff on the road. In particular, I'm in search of a good, roughly duffel-sized vegan bag that I can use for this tour and beyond, plus a good way to keep my toiletries together. More general tips for staying organized while living on the road are welcome. [more inside]
posted by Gymnopedist on Feb 1, 2016 - 16 answers

One airline lost it, another found it?

An airline recently lost my bag and, after some prompting, gave up and paid compensation. Now, about six weeks later, a totally unrelated airline found my bag and has returned it. Err, what next? [more inside]
posted by aramaic on Jan 28, 2016 - 20 answers

Airline-regulation carryon luggage

What's the best airline-regulation size carryon? I currently have a soft-sided roller bag that I tend to overpack, so looking for something hard sided that fits in a sizer and can't be overpacked. NO duffels please--I have one already but strongly prefer wheels.
posted by serelliya on Dec 30, 2015 - 13 answers

Looking for the perfect weekend travel bag

I'm looking for a replacement for my old weekend/short trip bag. Ideally I'd like a small (~18 in) duffle bag that still has some structure to it. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by matildatakesovertheworld on Nov 4, 2015 - 8 answers

How to pack my medications?

I am flying on an airplane and I need to pack all my medications - roughly 18 bottles, two inhalers, and two small quantities of liquid. What is the best kind of container to use, considering the needs and desires of both the TSA and the airline staff? [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Nov 2, 2015 - 21 answers

Is it possible to ship excess baggage from JFK airport?

Can I ship excess baggage to a US address from somewhere in JFK airport on a Sunday afternoon? [more inside]
posted by dhens on Aug 30, 2015 - 11 answers

What are the deadlines & travel times for Japanese takkyubin services?

I'm having trouble finding the answer to a few specific questions about takkyubin services around Japan, re: transit time & how early your luggage needs dropping off. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Aug 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Yet Another Bed Bug Question

I'm am currently at the airport on my way home from a hotel that had a bedbugs. What should I do to mitigate the damage? [more inside]
posted by unhappyprofessor on Jul 20, 2015 - 7 answers

Worth every cent!

Name a purchase of yours that was worth every penny! [more inside]
posted by smorgasbord on Jun 4, 2015 - 137 answers

Can you recommend a messenger bag/laptop case for me to abuse?

Hi, I've just destroyed another bag. Can you recommend a strong laptop case/messenger bag for me? I'm looking for something strong and professional-looking (I work in a somewhat conservative industry.) [more inside]
posted by Area Man on Mar 9, 2015 - 16 answers

I wish I had MORE baggage!

I just found mold all over my luggage and need to replace it - grrr. Help me find a mold-free replacement. [more inside]
posted by Toddles on Feb 26, 2015 - 8 answers

That kind of thing IS my bag, baby

We need new overnight bags, suitable for weekend car trips or a night at Grandma/Grandpa's. I don't think I've ever owned one of these that wasn't a hand-me-down from the back of someone's dad's closet. Can you help me find some good Christmas-able options for 1) my husband and 2) my currently-tiny daughter? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Dec 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Bag!... Lady? : ISO Bombproof-But-Pretty Messenger Bag

I need a messenger bag that's, 1. Capable of withstanding a nuclear blast, aaaaand, 2. Somewhat feminine (in a "spunky pigtailed tomboy" way, not an "appletinis and selfies with the besties" way). Despite being REALLY GOOD at Googling, I can't find one. Rugged Cordura snowflakes within! [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Nov 14, 2014 - 23 answers

How Can I "Piggyback" My Carry-On to My Rolling Suitcase?

I own a weekender bag and a rolling Eagle Creek bag (front view, rear view). I often use the two together, but haven't figured out a way to attach the former to the latter (so I can roll both). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Nov 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Packable/collapsible shoulder bag

Hey mefites! I'm looking for a shoulder bag that packs down to nothing that I can throw into my luggage. I would use it to carry essentials on the other side. Timbuk2 magic messenger fits the bill but is no longer sold. Sea to summit sling is an option, but is there anything else out there?
posted by aeighty on Sep 29, 2014 - 11 answers

Help, I need to buy a new suitcase in Midtown Manhattan!

My old suitcase finally gave out on me. I got it off the luggage carousel at LaGuardia this morning and the frame is separating from the rest of the bag. I'm worried it will fall apart if I try to fly it home to Minnesota on Friday morning. I'm staying near the Chrysler building and I should be free from 5-6 pm tomorrow evening. Is there somewhere nearby where I can buy a new suitcase that isn't going to break the bank? I hate spending a lot on luggage, but I also don't want to lose or ruin my stuff.
posted by Area Man on Aug 19, 2014 - 18 answers

What's this?

What's this plastic disc on my new suitcase? [more inside]
posted by pablocake on Jul 1, 2014 - 5 answers

Is good luggage worth buying?

Is "good" luggage worth purchasing? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jun 22, 2014 - 32 answers

What's the name of this kids' scifi anthology I remember?

I read this book of short stories years ago, and for some reason I remember most of the stories in it but have had no luck with Googling for it. Must be that the stories' premises were creative enough or caught my imagination in a particular way. The most memorable story was about trying to survive on Earth after a supernova. I'm pretty sure these are all from the same book: [more inside]
posted by lostburner on Jun 18, 2014 - 7 answers

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 - 11 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

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