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Reduced Carry-on Bag Size Proposed

Carry-on Overhead Storage Bin Air Travel

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#1 Tom Kellie

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:00 AM

http://www.theguardi...k-carry-on-size

 

A guideline to reduce carry-on size aimed at freeing up overhead storage bin space.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 09:55 AM

Kind of a bummer if you travel a lot and will need to buy a new, smaller carry-on bag.



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:01 AM

I think it would mainly be enforced by bankrupt airlines first ........ a way of making money!!!

Avoid flying them!


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:02 AM

Emirates - carryon - 22" 8Kg max;  I use a 20", at 8Kg and do just fine.  2nd bag has to be even smaller - I carry a 13"backpack. Although they weighed my bag at NBO and it was 11Kg; I just smiled and said, souvenirs. They let it go. I did buy some hard cover books at MP.

 

Professional Photogs will have a difficult time but with my P&S  no issues. I never check baggage as I worry it will not make the transfer. With camps doing laundry, less is more.

If I were a pro, I'd probably call and explain the need to carry on the long lenses; they may work with you. I can't imagine checking that expensive equipment!!


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 10:07 PM

I wear a Paramo Traveller's Jacket on the recommendation of Andy Rouse and put a lot of my photo gear including zooms like the 100-400 in the large pockets so my carry on weighs around 5kg. It's a bit lumpy to sleep in on long flights. :)
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Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:09 AM

I wear a Paramo Traveller's Jacket on the recommendation of Andy Rouse and put a lot of my photo gear including zooms like the 100-400 in the large pockets so my carry on weighs around 5kg. It's a bit lumpy to sleep in on long flights. :)

 

~ @JohnR

 

Who knew?

 

You knew!

 

This is the first time that I've heard of Paramo or of Andy Rouse.

 

After a bit of looking around on the Internet I found images of it.

 

A great idea! The telling detail is your helpful mention of carrying your 100-400mm zoom in a pocket, no less!

 

It may be that I'll consider your approach, accepting lumpy snoozing as being what economists describe an ‘opportunity cost’.

 

Very helpful post.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:33 AM

afaik this proposal has already been withdrawn







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