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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #140 on: December 15, 2015, 05:50:28 AM »
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #141 on: December 15, 2015, 06:22:13 AM »
We definitely need a wiki.
There is another thread with a wiki I believe

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #142 on: December 15, 2015, 07:16:53 AM »

There is another thread with a wiki I believe
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #143 on: December 15, 2015, 07:31:23 AM »
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Ill help you, it's called travel tips & hacks master thread

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #144 on: December 15, 2015, 09:31:29 AM »
Check-in extras. If overweight just put stuff in plastic bags and carry them. They don't seem to have any real limit on how many you can carry
probably YMMV.
Friend was on a small commuter flight, and they made everyone gate check their carryons. They took out a bag of food, a laptop, and a small garment bag, to take on board. Gate agent started making an issue that you cant carry on so many items.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #145 on: December 15, 2015, 09:58:58 AM »
probably YMMV.
Friend was on a small commuter flight, and they made everyone gate check their carryons. They took out a bag of food, a laptop, and a small garment bag, to take on board. Gate agent started making an issue that you cant carry on so many items.

When I took LY last summer JFK-TLV, I brought a laptop bag and a rolling carryon (in addition to checked baggage). Ex-JFK, I had no issues (not even the checked luggage which was overweight 1-2 kgs.). Ex-TLV, the ticket agent issued tags for both bags after weighing the rolling one. The gate agent then gave me a hard time with carrying on two bags, but left me off with a warning for next time.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #146 on: January 04, 2016, 11:19:22 PM »
Found this handy checklist in New Square.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #147 on: January 10, 2020, 10:56:53 AM »
To bring an old thread back to life...

I have pretty big shoes (but not as big as @Something Fishy's and I'm trying to figure out a better way to pack them. Currently, I put each show into its own grocery bag and stick along wall of suitcase, but they still take up a ton of room. What works for you?
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #148 on: January 10, 2020, 11:05:05 AM »
Stuff em full of stuff and the space they effectively take up is minimal. I typically fit a week's worth of underwear in a single boot.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #149 on: January 10, 2020, 12:50:56 PM »
Stuff em full of stuff and the space they effectively take up is minimal. I typically fit a week's worth of underwear in a single boot.

socks also work for stuffing into shoes
helps keep the shoe from not getting crushed as well

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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #150 on: January 10, 2020, 12:51:22 PM »
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #151 on: May 19, 2022, 10:40:27 PM »
Couldn't find a thread about luggage scales, hence I think this board would do..

   Anyone have recommendations for a luggage scale?

 What do you guys use? or is the one that you recommend as I see there are hundreds to choose from.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #152 on: May 19, 2022, 10:53:34 PM »
Couldn't find a thread about luggage scales, hence I think this board would do..

   Anyone have recommendations for a luggage scale?

 What do you guys use? or is the one that you recommend as I see there are hundreds to choose from.
I think there was one, but can't find it.

In terms of the luggage scale, Amazon Basics is simple and does the job.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #153 on: May 20, 2022, 12:01:22 AM »
Couldn't find a thread about luggage scales, hence I think this board would do..

   Anyone have recommendations for a luggage scale?

 What do you guys use? or is the one that you recommend as I see there are hundreds to choose from.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #154 on: May 20, 2022, 05:02:13 PM »
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #155 on: November 03, 2022, 08:44:54 PM »
I always travel with a separate small bag for my in-flight essentials: headphones, phone charger, pillow (the middle one here), some snacks, and a couple other random things.

Normally both my carry-on bags are full with stuff I won't check in, so the stuff I need for the flight itself goes in a separate small bag. I've been using plastic shopping bags, and more recently, the bag United's amenity kit comes in. I tie it to my carry-on and have never been stopped. Both carry-ons go in the bin, and the small bag stays with me.

I'm sick and tired of these bags...

Anyone have a recommendation for a case or pouch that would hold the stuff listed above? It needs to be small and have an easy way to connect to a regular carry-on.
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #156 on: November 03, 2022, 08:50:52 PM »
I always travel with a separate small bag for my in-flight essentials: headphones, phone charger, pillow (the middle one here), some snacks, and a couple other random things.

Normally both my carry-on bags are full with stuff I won't check in, so the stuff I need for the flight itself goes in a separate small bag. I've been using plastic shopping bags, and more recently, the bag United's amenity kit comes in. I tie it to my carry-on and have never been stopped. Both carry-ons go in the bin, and the small bag stays with me.

I'm sick and tired of these bags...

Anyone have a recommendation for a case or pouch that would hold the stuff listed above? It needs to be small and have an easy way to connect to a regular carry-on.
i used this in past https://www.amazon.com/INVODA-Foldable-Resistant-Multipurpose-Organizer/dp/B0716QSCZT/ref=sr_1_2?crid=21WJ45FQEVHT8&keywords=bag+to+slip+over+suitcase+handle&qid=1667522949&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIzLjIxIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=bag+to+slip+over%2Caps%2C171&sr=8-2
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #158 on: November 03, 2022, 08:57:11 PM »
That's essentially a small duffle bag... I need something a lot smaller, preferably with a couple of pockets to keep stuff organized.
this is packable meaning only is as big as what u put in but indeed doesnt have many pockets
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Re: Packing tips & tricks
« Reply #159 on: November 03, 2022, 09:45:13 PM »
I always travel with a separate small bag for my in-flight essentials: headphones, phone charger, pillow (the middle one here), some snacks, and a couple other random things.

Normally both my carry-on bags are full with stuff I won't check in, so the stuff I need for the flight itself goes in a separate small bag. I've been using plastic shopping bags, and more recently, the bag United's amenity kit comes in. I tie it to my carry-on and have never been stopped. Both carry-ons go in the bin, and the small bag stays with me.

I'm sick and tired of these bags...

Anyone have a recommendation for a case or pouch that would hold the stuff listed above? It needs to be small and have an easy way to connect to a regular carry-on.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=purse&crid=1J9RCE2WY86O2&sprefix=Purs%2Caps%2C150&ref=nb_sb_ss_pltr-ranker-20mins_2_4