When Carry-On Luggage Isn’t Carry-On Size

Consumer Reports published an article today saying that many carry-on size bags don’t actually measure up to the manufacturer’s stated dimensions. Most, in fact, are actually larger. This is something I’ve pointed out numerous times especially when it comes to …

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Gear Review: Standard Luggage Carry-On Backpack


A couple of months ago, one of our readers told me about a new company, Standard Luggage, and their new Carry-on Travel Backpack. I looked at their website, was intrigued, and asked if they would send me a bag. They did …

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IATA rethinks its carry on initiative

In case you are following the saga of IATA and it’s proposed carry-on initiative, the news now is that the trade organization is rethinking the idea now that no North American airlines will abide by them. Here’s their press release: …

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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 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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Airlines Downsizing Carry-On Limits??????


I’ve heard from a few people alerting me to the fact that the big three U.S. legacy carriers–American, Delta and United–have downsized their carry-on limits. Most have based it on this article from the Los Angeles Times. One problem. The …

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Carry-On Shame


We’ve all been there. Toting our sizer fitting, weight reduced,  carry-on bag, we’re confident  it will easily fit in the overhead bin. If we choose to have a   personal item it’s small enough to not only fit under the seat …

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Gear Review: Patagonia MLC Transport


It’s been awhile since I’ve done a gear review so I thought I’d start out with the much anticipated review of the new Patagonia MLC Transport. The Transport is the latest version of the MLC line. While Patagonia doesn’t give …

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Gear Review: Osprey Ozone 18


In an earlier post, I mentioned I would be reviewing two ultra-lightweight wheeled bags because their weight was within the standards we normally consider. The first is the Osprey Ozone 18. Made of 210 denier nylon, the Ozone utilizes Osprey’s …

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Ryanair Gets Customer Friendly?


Ryanair, the Simon Legree of European budget carriers, has announced major changes to its carry-on and fee policies. As of yesterday, passengers may bring a personal item no bigger than 13 3/4″ x 7 7/8″ x 7 7/8″/35cm x 20cm …

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