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Best carry-on suitcase
« on: May 21, 2011, 10:56:49 PM »
Any suggestions for a compact suitcase that maximizes space in the restricted size required for overhead bin storage?
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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 11:01:02 PM »
I like the Kirkland Signature carryon at Costco.

Not cheap (I think $89 or $99) but it's a great size and is backed up by Costco's lifetime warranty/return policy.
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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 12:42:20 AM »
I'm still using this one.

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 01:09:23 AM »
Does anyone have the "Sprint Wheelie" by Merrell?
Now, that's a beautiful piece. I regret not buying it, and now can't find it anywhere.
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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 03:30:57 AM »
http://zuca.com/
def this suitcase.. i have it and its a nice piece. built to last. and it wheels like a charm! also has a nice way of packing things inside....

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 04:41:32 AM »
I use a plain samsonite (if someone tells me how to figure out the model, I will have a look), which is made of hard plastic.

The downside is the weight, but it fully utilizes the allowed space, and as it has those clips to close I can push a lot inside, and close under high pressure.

Ideal for 3-4 days trips without checked luggage.

Also hard cases (if a normal shape) and decent wheels, are much more stable for long walks in terminals or when running to catch flights.

The extractable handle bar is also sturdy, and allows either to place something on top, or bedi'eved, if a little child is not in the mood for walking (without stroller at hand), to place him/her facing backwards, leaning his/her back against the handle bar.
Looks funny but does the job.

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 05:04:28 AM »
just note that at some airports, they have mamzeirim and mamzeiros (still figuring out which ones are worse) that enforce the airport's policy of limit on size and weight of carry-on. I definitely know that in LHR and MEL they make you crazy over it. they have a limit of 7kg (approx. 15lb). usually the carry-on itself weighs almost that amount. add tallis and teffilin, and you are way over.

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 05:43:17 AM »
You can leave it with someone else, or within visual contact, and say: no hand luggage.
Also the maximum allowed size for carry on, doesn't fit in the small aircrafts.

I blatantly refuse to hand it in for (as they so nicely call it) valet service.

So far I was b"h successful.

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 06:11:20 AM »
You can leave it with someone else, or within visual contact, and say: no hand luggage.
Also the maximum allowed size for carry on, doesn't fit in the small aircrafts.

I blatantly refuse to hand it in for (as they so nicely call it) valet service.

So far I was b"h successful.
That is always a good idea.

Problem in Melbourne, after checking in and going towards passport control, they ask to weigh the hand luggage again. No way to say its not mine...

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 06:21:30 AM »
I flew from MEL, and like always with a carry on weighing close to the double of the allowed weight.

I don't recall having had an issue...

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 06:26:13 AM »
I flew from MEL, and like always with a carry on weighing close to the double of the allowed weight.

I don't recall having had an issue...
Obviously, they don't weigh every single one.
You can wait until someone gets "pulled over" then go.

Even if they do weigh, there are always ways to talk yourself out of it...
Just have your story prepared if you're not an on the spot type guy...

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 07:56:08 AM »
the other way is to totally ignore them and proceed as if they are not there. (just make sure to walk quickly!!!!)

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 08:13:40 AM »
the other way is to totally ignore them and proceed as if they are not there. (just make sure to walk quickly!!!!)

Wouldn't that make you seem even more suspicious?
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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 05:21:33 PM »
so is lhr still very makpid on this?

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Re: Best carry-on suitcase
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 07:00:00 PM »
@moish
Not IME the last couple of times I flew...