My Travel Bag


I get a lot of questions about my travel bag. Being a frequently traveller (somewhere different every week), I got tired of carrying two (2) bags onto the plane.

The rules in the airlines are, put one (1) in the overhead and the other under your seat. Well, then you have the crappy old American Airlines MD-80 configurations where the A-B side of the plane has smaller overheads than the D-E-F side. So you cannot stick MOST roller-bags wheels first on that side (only sideways). See:

md-80

These planes ALWAYS run out of overhead space once they get to about 75% capacity. Confused smile Being Executive Platinum, I usually get to board before this happens. But sometimes, I get stand-by on an earlier flight or end up running late and get on the plane and its already packed. And sometimes Surprised smile, I fly a different airline and don’t get priority seating. Crying face

So, I needed something that could carry at least a weeks worth of clothes, my laptop and extra equipment. But it also had to be small enough to fit on the A-B side of the plane (and even under the seat). So I looked and looked and found the Samsonite X-Space Spinner:

Samsonite-X-Space-20in-Spinner

I love this bag. Open-mouthed smile Here are the features:

  • Multi-directional wheels allow 360 degree upright rolling in multiple directions with no weight on your arm.
  • Large main opening provides easy access to contents
  • Shock absorbing padded computer compartment accommodates up to a 15.4 laptop
  • Removable organizer keeps smaller items securely contained
  • Multiple organization compartments provide storage for small items and other incidentals.
  • Upright locking handle for easy maneuverability
  • Top carry handle
  • Size 17.0000 x 14.0000 x 7.5000
  • Linear Inches 38.5000
  • Warranty 10 Years

Now, I did have to get used to packing lighter and more efficiently. For example, I no longer carry a large 3 head shaver. I got the Norelco HQ40:

hq40

But with this bag, I am usually able to get 5 days worth of clothes, a pair of gym clothes, my laptop, power cord, a few USB cables, my GPS, toiletries and… uh… my iPad. Yes, I know who I work for…Winking smile

I have found ways to fold my clothes (or not fold, as in socks) to get everything into the bag. It is amazing what you can fit into this bag.

Efficiency is the name of the game. Hot smile

2 thoughts on “My Travel Bag

  1. Welcome to my hubbies’ world! He is the lightest, most efficient packer in the universe. Sometimes, it drives me crazy when he hesitates packing a camera when he’s off to some neat location (like Prague, where he was last week – I got him to take it). Looks like a nice bag – I wish I had known about this one – I just bought one for him.
    Does your boss know you have an iPad?????? :>)
    Safe travels, bro!

  2. […] As I have stated before, I do a lot of travelling. I am usually in one, sometimes two different places each week. I spend a lot of time on planes. And one thing I will not suffer is baggage claim or anyone ever telling me there is not enough overhead space. My bag is the biggest part of the secret. (See my previous travel post, I discussed my bag). […]

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