Welcome to Less Is More When It Comes to Carry-Ons, a blog about airport security and efficient ways to travel with carryon bags only.
I wrote the first version of this blog because I was frustrated at the time I spent waiting in lines and the money I spent checking luggage. This frustration was compounded when my luggage was lost for a day or more. The best way to avoid these problems is simple: don’t check any luggage.
In 2008, I was able to visit 21 different countries without checking a single bag. Since then I have continued to travel exclusively with carryons. In fact, I have been on over 300 flights since 2008 and have not checked a piece of luggage yet!
A blog about airport security and efficient ways to travel with carryon bags only.
Over the past 10 years, air travel has become my passion. I have traveled to over 25 countries and over 100 different cities. I enjoy the experience of flying so much that I decided to start a blog about traveling with only carry-on luggage and about going through airport security. I want to share my experiences with others and offer tips for making the most of each trip!
My blog, Less is More When it Comes to Carry-Ons, will focus on two distinct topics: surviving airport security checkpoints and traveling only with carry-on luggage. The first section will provide advice for getting through airport security in a timely manner, including what not to wear or pack in your carry-on bags. The second section will focus on how to travel with only carry-on luggage so you don’t have to wait at baggage claim when you land at your destination.
I am also planning a trip around the world and will be writing about my experiences while in flight as well as while visiting some of the most fascinating cities on earth.
Please follow me on Twitter @CarryOnGuy if you are interested in receiving updates about my blog or upcoming trip!
Airlines are cutting back on checked baggage fees, so what’s the best carry-on bag to buy? When it comes to carry-on bags, less is more.
The key is to be efficient. You want a bag that you can pack all your necessities into, in an organized way.
I recently purchased a Delsey Paris Air Elite Underseater Carry-On Luggage and it has been the best bag I have ever owned. It fits perfectly under the seat, even if there is something already stored there. The wheels on this bag are amazing and they stand up straight when you set it down, which makes it easy to pull out from under the seat.
I have flown with this bag over 10 times and have never had any issues with it fitting in the overhead bin, even when flying on Southwest Airlines (a low-cost airline where passengers are allowed one free personal item). Most airlines allow passengers to bring one personal item that fits under the seat and one carry-on that fits in the overhead bin. Generally, dimensions for a personal item must not exceed 45 linear inches (the total of the height + width + depth of the bag).
Dimensions for carry-on baggage vary slightly by airline, but generally must not exceed 45 linear
Over the years, I have been able to travel around the world with only carryon luggage. I have learned a few tricks of the trade on how to pack efficiently, and now that I am retired, I travel even more. Unfortunately, things have changed since I started traveling. It is harder to get through airport security, and airlines are charging for checked bags.
I found myself standing in line at the airport watching other travelers deal with their luggage. Some of them were trying to stuff their suitcases into overhead bins and others were just trying to keep their children under control.
I had to wait a long time to get through security because they were checking every bag thoroughly. By the time I got to the gate, the flight was boarding. When it was my turn to board, I stood up immediately. My boarding pass was scanned, and I walked right onto the plane without having to wait in line.
My seat was by a window near the front of the plane so that when we landed, it would be easy for me to deplane quickly and get my luggage easily from the overhead bin.
I know that the security process at any airport can be a stressful one. I try to manage my stress levels by keeping myself calm and organized. As a frequent traveler, I’ve found that the best way to ensure a hassle-free experience is to travel with only carry-on luggage.
Traveling without checked baggage can save travelers time and money, but it also helps to reduce stress levels, which is especially important during the holidays. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently reported that during the Thanksgiving season, more than 26 million passengers passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints across the country. That’s a lot of people!
The TSA also reported that their officers screened approximately 1.78 million carry-on bags for explosives and other dangerous items, in addition to nearly one million checked bags. This means that each TSA officer had to inspect an average of 173 bags per hour (26 million/150,000).
As you can see, traveling with only one carry-on bag is beneficial to you and airport security personnel. A smaller number of items makes the screening process faster and easier on everyone involved!
To prepare for your next flight this holiday season, you should make sure your carry-on bag meets all requirements before you arrive at the
There is a common misconception out there that the more stuff you bring with you on a trip, the more prepared you will be. This is not necessarily true when it comes to air travel.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has strict rules on what can and cannot be carried in your luggage. These rules are constantly being updated, so before every trip I take, I make sure to check the TSA website for any changes.
It’s also important to know what is allowed in your carry-on luggage even if it’s not prohibited from going into checked baggage. For example, did you know that food items like cream cheese, jam, salsa and peanut butter are allowed in carry-on bags? Or that hair spray and aerosol deodorant are prohibited from checked baggage but okay in carry-ons? These are just a few examples of things that might surprise you.
Since many of us fly during the holiday season to see family or for vacation, I think it’s particularly important to know what can and cannot be brought with you on an airplane.