NY Senator calls on airlines to scrap new carry on proposal


U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on airlines to ignore the new IATA carry-on regulations. He says they are unfair and costly to consumers. You can read more here: New York Senator calls on airlines to scrap new carry on …

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Everything is getting smaller


  Smaller Bags By now, you’ve probably heard that IATA, the International Air Transport Association, a trade group representing most of the world’s airlines, has proposed a new standard sized carry-on bag.   Measuring  55 x 35 x 20 cm/21.6 …

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Gear Reviews: Bose 20i Noise Canceling Headphones, ConvertAHanger


I recently found two new products that have made their way onto my permanent packing list. Bose 20i Noise Canceling Headphones For years, I put off buying noise canceling headphones for a few reasons: They were big, bulky and cost a …

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TSA Precheck, Lewis N. Clark ElectroLight, OBOW Goes Mobile


TSA Precheck  If you were one of the fortunate few who got chosen for TSA Precheck in the past even though you never signed up for it, say goodbye to the privilege. TSA says that enough people have signed up …

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Gear Review: Rick Steves Rolling Backpack


I was first introduced to one bag travel nearly 25 years ago watching Rick Steves. Ever since then, I’ve owned numerous bags offered by Rick Steves including my first one, the Original Back Door Bag. (I still have it and …

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Gear Review: Eagle Creek Lync 22


Last summer, Eagle Creek announced a new type of travel bag that was the first of its kind. A wheeled backpack where the bag could be removed from the frame and then the frame disassembled for storage. It would be …

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Tom Bihn, Travelon Bag Bungee, Travel Goods Show


Tom Bihn Tom Bihn announced a few new items today.  The Spiff Kit toiletry kit comes in two sizes and is available in four dyneema colors. They are seen on the left and right in the photo on the left. …

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Expedia/Orbitz, JetBlue/Apple Pay


Expedia/Orbitz   Just last month we reported that the parent company of online booking site Expedia.com bought competitor Travelocity. Today, Expedia bought another competing site, Orbitz, for $1.3 billion. Expedia and its biggest competitor Priceline have both been on a …

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Shirt Cardboard


I travel with mostly button down shirts and use an Eagle Creek Packing Folder to help prevent wrinkles. But a packing folder is heavy compared to cubes and was wondering if there was a way to pack the shirts in …

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Cuba, Expedia/Travelocity, Skymall


We’re back……. Cuba In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. is easing restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba. While, technically, American citizens can’t go there strictly for “tourist” purposes, there are enough new reasons to obtain a visa that …

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