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]
Can I get a piece of luggage wrapped in plastic at Heathrow terminal 3? [more inside]
Will Southwest Airlines count my messenger bag as a "personal type item" or as another carry-on item? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a single piece of luggage for someone that travels light? [more inside]
What size of backpack should I get for a 6-8 month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia? [more inside]
Pointlessly dull, sleep-inducing question on packing woolen suits in a bag for airline travel. For masochists or good Samaritans only. [more inside]
I'm looking for a carry-on bag (one that really follows U.S. airline compliance with max 22x14x9 dimensions) that not only has a built-in garment bag but can hold maybe a ream of paper along with usual toiletries and light clothes for a weekend business trip. This will be a gift. [more inside]
Where's the best place to check out and buy messenger bags in NYC? [more inside]
Help me find a good-looking, durable piece of luggage for ~$100. [more inside]
I'm leaving in a week for a 6-week trip through China. Should I bring a suitcase (with wheels or no?) or a backpack? [more inside]
I need to buy a gigantic, lightweight (under 4 lbs) duffel bag. Basically a light fabric sack with handles. And I need to get it today, in Los Angeles. Any ideas? [more inside]
Am I a complete lunatic for flying with my guitar as checked baggage? [more inside]
Where and how can I store luggage in Brussels, Belgium for ~8 days? [more inside]
Where in Paris can I find a cheap or free place to store 1 duffel bag for 1.5 months this summer? [more inside]
Looking for mini daypack for walk abouts in the 30 dollar range [more inside]
Camera and equipment stolen from luggage on UA, anything that can be done? [more inside]
Where can I leave my luggage for a day in Manhattan? [more inside]
Bags. I need a backpack with a firm-ish back. Ideas? [more inside]
Help me find the cool, colorful luggage we saw at a luggage shop in Tokyo Station and are now regretting not buying. It was a small, wheeled case with a purse/makeup bag included. The case was decorated with colorful squares of alternating hue, like the Patridge Family bus or what I think of as Mondrian design. Blue, white and pink were definitely involved, maybe also red. I think it was $140 American, but may have been 140 Yen. There are so many luggage stores there, though, and we didn't take note of either the store name or the designer. Likely a Japanese maker/designer, but unsure. Any tips would be much appreciated!
How do I ship a 65+ lb suitcase from Cairo to New York? [more inside]
ShoppingFilter: Anyone know where I can find a nice messenger style bag in southern Ontario/GTA? Extra points for independent makers/shops etc. [more inside]
How should I pack my stuff to return home - during the current restrictions? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a decent smallish day bag to lug around while visiting a big city? We'll base ourselves at the hotel and would just need one to lug around for the day--something big enough for a couple guide books, maybe a light jacket, etc. Something that is relatively inexpensive, comfortable, and okay for both a man and woman to carry around would be ideal.
Will a bottle of champagne pop its cork if put in one's checked luggage during air travel? [more inside]
What are some practical measures for minimizing bedbug exposure during domestic (US) hotel stays? [more inside]
How do I get a free airline ticket? I've had two airlines independently lose my luggage this week, and one airline sent me to another airport to get on a flight that was eventually delayed another few hours after my initial flight was cancelled. With all these inconveniences, and the fact that my current trip is open-ended, I'd like to fly home for free. How can I make this happen? [more inside]
We are taking our minivan with four kids, two adults, to the coast in Oregon. My wife and I have an unresolved disagreement about which is best--a trailer, or a roof top carrier--for hauling all of our camping junk that won't fit in the vehicle. Please enlighten me about trailers. [more inside]
Looking for nicely designed, functional, stylish luggage for trips of a two-week duration. [more inside]
I'm looking for an inexpensive (less than $80 if possible), quality, brown leather messenger bag. It'd be great if it was big enough to hold my HP Compaq nc6000 (1.34 x 12.51 x 10.31 in). [more inside]
TravelFilter: Got Luggage? [more inside]
Is it a bad idea to check a bag on an airplane with a small form factor (SFF) computer in it? [more inside]
I travel a lot for business, can you help me find the right bag? [more inside]
Above the pressure at sea level, how many additional PSI can I expect checked luggage to experience ? [more inside]
I bought a new suitcase recently, and when I got it home discovered that the interior (which is lined in some sort of plastic or vinyl) has a very strong plastic-y/chemical smell. I've tried leaving it open to air out, I've tried putting some dryer sheets inside and closing it, but nothing has helped abate the stank. I'm going on a trip on Thursday and don't want my clothes to reek of chemicals! Any ideas?
I'm thinking about getting a tiny car, and using a roof-top luggage carrier for trips. Good idea? [more inside]
Post 9-11 locker storage in NYC train stations: Is there such a thing anymore? If not, what other options are there? [more inside]
I'd like to spend some time in San Francisco on foot, without have to lug my suitcase around. The storage lockers at SFO have been taken out of service for security reasons. Is there somewhere else I can store a suitcase for a day?
How do I re-set an EasyCheck lock? [more inside]
How do you take your bike along when you ride the bus/train/plane? [more inside]
I'm flying to New York in the summer and have heard from recent visitors that they have had any padlocks or other security devices attached to their luggage removed/broken and replaced when going through security checks. How common is this and should I bother to lock up my luggage when I travel to/from the U.S.?
I need some suggestions for some luggage. I am starting a new job in the tech field (laptop capability needed for sure) where I will be traveling 60 - 70% of the year. My visits will typically only last a week, but I tend to over pack. Any ideas on the perfect luggage for an IT worker? [more inside]
My wife and I are starting to plan our 1 month+ trip to Europe for this upcoming summer and I was wondering if anybody could recommend a comfortable, compact, relatively inexpensive backpack. We are going to be packing pretty light, as we will only have one bag each, and it needs to be small enough for carry-on luggage.
My sister had the worst travel experience the other day, resulting in an airline losing her carry-on bag. Her carry-on! She's been playing mad phone-tag with ambivalent airline personnel, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or advice that would help her. [mi, natch] [more inside]
One of the airlines I flew yesterday lost my bag. Best practices for getting it back? [more inside]
Checking a suitcase in New York City: is it possible? I'd like to leave my suitcase somewhere for the day. Many moons ago, I checked my bag at Grand Central Terminal, but I've heard that the luggage room was discontinued after 9/11. Does anyone know if it's back (or have other suggestions)?
HaveGuitarWillTravelFilter: Has anyone flown with a guitar lately? How did you secure the case? Any tips? What did you do with it at the hotel when you wanted to go out without it?
TravelFilter: What companies make good lightweight luggage? [more inside]