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Posted by
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"When in doubt, leave it out." Good advice.

Posted by
3196 posts

Not a bad article, thank you.
The only thing I disagree with are buying those little travel size deodorants, as shown in one of the photos.
If you look at regular size solid ones , they are usually not that much bigger in measurements, and give you much more to use.

Posted by
268 posts

Her Tumi compact 4-wheeled brief is 16x16", weighs 10-lbs and costs $850.

My 2-wheeled underseater of approximately the same size weighs 4.5-lbs and I'm positive I paid less than $50 for it years ago.

I've been looking at spinner underseaters and the ones I'm interested in so far run 4 to 5-lbs and are just over $100.

Posted by
899 posts

Interesting but nothing really new if you've spent time reading up on the subject. I don't pack many commercially produced travel sized toiletries as they are almost always more than I need. Just because you can take 3.4 oz doesn't mean that's what to take. I use several 1-1.5 oz containers. I've had to do some testing to see how many weeks I could get from an ounce but it's been worth it.

Posted by
26 posts

Thanks for posting this. I didn’t learn anything particularly new from this article but I think it does contain useful information. I struggled with all of the expensive (for me) items she mentions. I’m also trying harder to reuse and refill small bottles, rather than buying new ones.

While I agree with, and do follow the plan to wear my bulkiest items on my flights, I make sure to have a way to attach my coat to my luggage at the airport - too many trips in the past trying to carry my coat or sweating while wearing it inside.

If I use a tote instead of a backpack for my personal item, I ALWAYS use one with a zipper at the top. It’s so much safer and what a nightmare if your things spilled out under your seat.

Posted by
15541 posts

If you're looking for travel size items, and your local big box store or supermarket doesn't carry it, try Minimus.biz.

I've ordered items from them over the years without a problem. They might not be the cheapest but if you're looking for something particular, it's an option.

I have no affiliation with them except being a customer.