Airport Oddity: The Omega Man loses his luggage. [more inside]
For the last two+ months, and until October, I've been living out of a suitcase as I make a move overseas. There are aspects of this transition that are starting to wear on me and I'm looking for cheap/free ways to cope. [more inside]
I need two pieces of luggage for a trip to India/Singapore/Australia:
- A main suitcase that will go in the hold, so weight/size not so important. What features should I be looking out for? I figure wheels are a must, but what sort of wheels?
- A piece of hand baggage (carry-on). Here I'm torn between a rucksack/backpack and a messenger bag. What are the best brands of each, and which should I choose?
We are flying back to Colorado from Washington Reagan (National) Airport [DCA] at 1:55 PM on July 6. We just got into an hour-long White House tour at 11 AM that day. Question: What should we do with our stuff during the tour? [more inside]
Where can I stash my bags in Brooklyn? [more inside]
I'm going to be backpacking around the EU for a couple weeks. I've got my trip all planned out, but I lack one thing: a good backpack! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a backpack. List of criteria inside: [more inside]
Do International travelers have to pay checked baggage fees for domestic flights within the United States? [more inside]
Can you bring a cigarette roller on a plane in Canada? [more inside]
Small-scale, short-term, reasonably-priced storage in Paris. Any ideas? [more inside]
Luggagefilter. I have to replace the main zipper on a large suitcase. Is there anywhere in the east end of Toronto that will do this? Alternatively, is it just more cost effective to simply buy a new piece of luggage?
I need a small suitcase with wheels, but I can't afford to pay more than about $70. [more inside]
Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
Where can I buy a good, not-outrageously-expensive suitcase in Vienna (the European one)? [more inside]
Is luggage one of those things where spending more money buys real quality? And if so, what should I spend it on? [more inside]
please help me see boston for a day! (anyplace i can leave my luggage for a few hours?) [more inside]
I'm going out of town soon. I will be packing some naughty items, that I would be embarrased if they show up on a baggage X-ray. How do I gain access to a lead apron? [more inside]
My younger brother was forced to check his laptop on an American Airlines flight out of Dallas/Fort Worth. You can probably see what's coming, but... [more inside]
What vehicle should I rent from the airport if I need to transport 4 people and a load of luggage (at least 8 big suitcases)? [more inside]
I am looking for a new bag - hopefully, you can help me find one bag that will do my international business trips, day hikes, and weekends away. [more inside]
What is that horrible suitcase smell and how can I prevent it? [more inside]
Looking for a set of waterproof luggage, suitable for Central America, but not a backpack. Help? [more inside]
How should I take a 20-piece dinnerware set on a plane? [more inside]
I have accidentally left some luggage at a hotel in France and need it delivered to the UK as soon as possible. All of the courier services I have been in touch with seem not to deal with personal effects. Any recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
How many laptops can I legally bring to Peru? [more inside]
I arrive in Frankfurt next Sunday. I leave Frankfurt in the beginning of August. I will not be in Frankfurt in the meantime. Where do I keep my stuff? [more inside]
Ms Zarkonnen and I are going to M'era Luna in Hildesheim. But prior to that, we're going on holiday in Switzerland. We don't want to take our laptops etc to a festival. Is there a place we can certainly store our luggage in Hildesheim?
How do I get a guitar and macbook laptop from Israel to Los Angeles when I am going on a three week detour through Europe. [more inside]
Easyjet flight UK to Spain hand luggage: can I use a M&S Xenon medium rollercase? It's 22.5cm wide but limit says 20cm - too risky? [more inside]
Is there any hard-shell luggage that will last me forever? You know like those big ones that you always see on the conveyor belt at the airport and they have wheels... [more inside]
I would like to know a superior form of backpack. It should be primarily appropriate for day to day backpack and school usage but also useful for light travel use or light camping use. I am ~6'4", usually weigh about 185 pounds, and male. [more inside]
Posted my daughter her excess luggage by Parcelforce (UK to Ireland) when she went back to uni (UCD) last week. Now there's no trace of the suitcase although it is logged as having been received in Dublin. It's now one week behind schedule, and An Phost's customer service is completely useless (didn't ring back as promised, hung up/disconnected, can't get through with 15 minutes waiting, etc.). Registered a complaint with Parcelforce who are working on it, without a result to date. Is this par for the course? Helllllllllllp!
Should I take a suitcase or a pack to Whistler? [more inside]
Where can I leave three small carryon bags in Paris this Sunday? (or what can we do while lugging around rolly suitcases and a backpack?) [more inside]
I'm flying into LaGuardia at 10:30 on Friday morning. I'm staying with a friend in Brooklyn but won't be able to get into his apartment until the evening. I would like to spend the day in Manhattan, but will have a large rolling suitcase (like the biggest standard size one you can buy) that I don't particularly want to tote around all afternoon. Where can I leave it? [more inside]
Where can I buy a cool piece of luggage in Los Angeles tomorrow (Sunday)? [more inside]
Question for frequent flyers: have airlines' new pay-to-check-a-bag policies significantly affected how much baggage passengers are trying to carry on board? To the point where it's gone from just aggravating to completely !%@#!*#@ impossible? [more inside]
Help my wife! She's stuck in Philadelphia airport. Can't get her connecting flight until 1:00 at the earliest. Will US Airways let her ditch the connection and ship her bags home? [more inside]
I need to get between London and Torun, Poland around the end of the first week of September via public transport, but since I'm moving there for at least a year with lots of stuff, I'm having a hard time deciding the best way to do it. [more inside]
I am moving from the US to Israel for a year. What should I bring with me, apart from the obvious, that is hard to find/incredibly expensive in Israel? [more inside]
Where are some general places I can store my luggage? [more inside]
I got a really cool neoprene(ish) laptop bag at a conference and it's great except for the white logos painted all over it. Does anyone know of a way to remove those painted on logos without damaging the case?
Delta lost my bag and ruined an important business trip to Ukraine and Russia. Need advice for how to be appropriately compensated. [more inside]
I'm staying in Berkeley and catching a late flight out of Oakland on my last day. I'd like to stash my bag for the day but the airport left luggage service has closed due to their remodel. I've found a past discussion of SFO options but was curious whether anyone had east bay recommendations or tips for BART-convenient storage in downtown San Francisco since I'm likely to spend the day there and won't be anywhere near SFO
I am the unproud owner of the world's most hideous weekend bag. I'd like to right the wrong by moving up to a really sexy-looking weekend bag (I'm a guy). [more inside]
International flights. Multiple carriers. Checked baggage. Layovers. [more inside]
MacFilter: How hard is it to travel with a current-gen 20" iMac? [more inside]
Starting a new job which will require lots of short (i.e. 1-2 nights) travel - what's the best carry-on option that will handle a suit and tie? Is it advisable or should I just bite the bullet and check my suit? [more inside]
ManBagFilter: Looking for recommendations for a canvas/nylon messenger bag which is functional, fashionable and wont blow the bank. [more inside]
I got on the wrong plane and wound up in the wrong country. Am I owed anything by the airline? [more inside]