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Avoiding Baggage Claim

Share your SECRETS to packing.
36 months ago, July 14th 2017 No: 1 Msg: #201706  
Many of us avoid checking baggage at all cost. (especially since it cost $$). Provide us your secrets to packing your backpack or carry-on.
Share your lessons learned--- and feel free to tell us of a funny or embarrassing packing story.

Do you have a list of items you pack- a check sheet or do you wing it?

Do you often over pack and bring back things you didn't wear?

How do you travel with a hat?

Have you forgotten anything important? Reply to this

34 months ago, August 30th 2017 No: 2 Msg: #202192  
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I'm pretty good at packing for domestic travel as I generally know what meetings and catch-ups we'll have while away; but I'm still not great at packing for long overseas trips.

We have a packing list, so generally don't tend to forget anything, but I always bring back at least two or three things that didn't get used. I find it most difficult to pack when we travel through multiple climatic zones, and do a variety of activities from hiking to attending a wedding, with a range of stuff in-between. The item I struggle with most is how many shoes to take...and when we try to keep our main pack to 10-12kgs, it really annoys me when I over pack! Still working on a solution to it 😊 Reply to this

34 months ago, September 5th 2017 No: 3 Msg: #202244  
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Our latest flight (Norwegian Air) limits the total carry-on baggage (including personal items) to 10 kilos! I weighed my empty carry-on bag: almost 9 lbs!!! So, I've now purchased an ultra light carry-on bag.... Reply to this

34 months ago, September 5th 2017 No: 4 Msg: #202246  
In response to: Msg #202244

I was wondering when airlines would start doing this. Reply to this

34 months ago, September 13th 2017 No: 5 Msg: #202329  
In response to: Msg #202244

It seems like there is a weight limit for carry-on bags. However, when you go through TSA agents and you are carrying your bag with ease even if you cross the weight limit you are good to go. So, it depends on airlines and their staff. What do you think about that? Reply to this

34 months ago, September 13th 2017 No: 6 Msg: #202330  
A lot depends on the airline and the location. JetStar has a carry-on limit of 7 kilos total. That means your carry-on bag plus your briefcase or purse can't weigh more than 7 kilos all together, and you can't even go through security without having your bags weighed, Reply to this

33 months ago, September 22nd 2017 No: 7 Msg: #202400  
In response to: Msg #202330

I've never flown JetStar... this restriction is tough. Not sure I want to fly them. Reply to this

33 months ago, September 23rd 2017 No: 8 Msg: #202411  
My pack is usually around 5-6kg, I bring laptop, compact camera, chargers and 7 days worth of underwear and shirts and one extra pair of pants/shorts. I usually also pack a small towel just in case the people I stay with can't lend me one. I also bring a clip that I can use to attach my jacket to the outside of the backpack if I'm going somewhere warmer.

To conserve space I roll 1 set of underwear and shirt into a single pack contained within the socks, that also makes it easy to find a new set every day without rummaging through your pack.

If I am away for more than 7 days I do laundry roughly every 6 days depending on accessibility. Reply to this

31 months ago, December 12th 2017 No: 9 Msg: #203376  
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Just started my travel one week back and had way too much weight on my hand luggage (10kg including laptop and camera, but on Airasia only 7kg totally allowed). Putting some things back to the big luggage and took out a few clothes from the big bag, putting heavy small things like small camera in my pockets of the jacket and my belly belt. Like that I could wear few shirts and two shorts at the same time and manage my luggage, just in case they would have checked, but I was lucky enough, nobody cared. As soon as passed all the checking, going to the toilet and get off of the too many clothes :-) Reply to this

26 months ago, May 2nd 2018 No: 10 Msg: #204674  
Hey, what type of luggage bags do you prefer while traveling in 2 wheeler. Can you guys share some useful info. When I a riding my bike my luggage makes my center of gravity dis balanced. What should i do ? Reply to this

26 months ago, May 2nd 2018 No: 11 Msg: #204687  
In response to: Msg #204674 Just Google "bike panniers" for your answer. Reply to this

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