Check a Bag:
Carry-on Bag Only:
To Check or Not to Check Luggage
I am leaving for a last minute trip to California for just 4 days and there is always the consideration, do I check or not check? My choice varies according to the purpose and length of the trip and the amount of electronics I need to take with me. I use to always use the overhead bin, but it has become a real zoo getting even a small bag on board a flight. Therefore, I have developed a check list for deciding whether to check versus not to check a bag when flying.
A folding carry-on bag is a great space saving and time saving item to use on extended international flights. Even if I am checking luggage, if I may need a carry-on bag during an international trip then I always pack a folding carry-on bag. I tend to enjoy shopping for unique gifts . . . not the typical T-shirt but wonderful treasures that will evoke memories for many years to come. Yes, you can always buy a cheap bag at a store at your destination but I tend to think this is a waste of our world's resources. Be responsible and do what you can to avoid excessive waste.