After months of keeping an eye out for suit case deals, reading articles and comparison charts by brand, a decision had to be made. Flying in about a month and needed to get the reality check. Those small European flights are indeed small, like flying match sticks, and have no overhead room. So, how do you get that in cabin bag size working for you and planning to shop.
When I first started considering the small plane flights, I remembered one of my hops last year and how I barely made the big time size restrictions on that last leg of my trans Atlantic flight and fear of having to track two bags in the hold. I was using borrowed travel cases and learned so much about baggage hate that trip. This year I decided I had to budget for new cases and invest in sizes that fit the minimum or under in dimensions, and that they had to work for the smaller planes. After doing research on the internet, I decided I had better call the airlines for Aer Lingus restrictions on my tiny flight and was glad I did. The case size was restricted to a 18 inch tall bag (length) and I had to research how to get the carryon under a good budget and the second larger case. In my initial research, I found that if I bought cases according to maximum measurements, I was averaging a huge sum of money for specific sizes. I am sorry, I know there are people who love the designer thing, and some that are professional travelers, but most of us can’t see spending as much art a three night stay in hotel on cases. But what about buying cheap cases that may bust in the hold. What and how can you meet a tight budget and have cases that survive the trip? Check out reviews online and hope for the best.
55cm x 40cm x 24cm Cabin for Transatlantic, 18 inch tall for smaller planes.
90 x 75 x 43cm (35.5 x 29.5 x 16in) Checked Luggage size
Contact your airlines for intercontinental flights sizes
Hard-sided meeting European cabin luggage restrictions 18 inches tall, 4 wheels not 2
Wheeled, preferably spinner second case under 62 inch restrictions
Small travel backpack/day pack with iPad pouch and place to hide passport, etc.
Spend amount less than the price of one very expensive piece of luggage. Buy a set of2 for the price of one American Tourister.
Purchase Made: inUSA brand, Model: San Francisco, spinners( 4) on both cases, self locking TSA lock combo included (we’ll see about that).
I finally made a choice after reviewing several cases on Amazon. I also chose a situation where shipping was free, since I was finding many of the cases were costing a great deal in shipping fees, thus adding to the price. My considerations were meeting the size restrictions and have I got spinner wheels. After years of standard cases and lugging a way to bog case across Scotland last year, I decided it was time to scale down and streamline, bring less clothing and do more washing. Not something you want to have to do, but planning your trip to include space an time to do laundry unfortunately has to be done for us non jet-setters. Planned for laundry in Glasgow and Dublin Stops, with research on Yelp.
Other Considerations: TILE brand luggage and pets GPS tags, DYNOTAG permanent luggage tags. Osprey light daypack, featuring space for camel pack or laptop, tablet, and padding space, hide that passport.
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