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How big is your luggage?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    What are your packing habits?

    I usually stay for a week plus or longer but I do very well with a bag pack and a big tote. Pack light and do laundry is my thing. I usually roll instead of fold my clothes to save a ton of space and to prevent wrinkles. But people bring large suitcases for both long and short trip s.

    How large is your luggage?
     
  2. leo21

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    In Vegas, I usually use a 24 inch bag that I check and then have a carry on that fits under the seat. I do my best to only check one bag if any when traveling and I have a bigger suitcase if I need it.
     
  3. LolaDoggie

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    We bought new luggage before and after this past trip. We never had a proper 20" carry on, so we got one of those. It's Delsey Helium Superlite. We used one of our large Samsonite suitcases we bought in 2004, before all the luggage restrictions started. They were good quality bags but so dang heavy and too big. When we got home, the same store was still having their luggage sale. We went back and bought another carry on and the Delsey Helium Superlite 25" suitcase. Weight was the big consideration.

    For Vegas, depending on the airline, we can do a carry on each or one carry on and one suitcase for the two of us for the week. We're OK to do laundry halfway through the week. I wish we could be more commando. But, we both have an eating disorder (spill food on ourselves while eating) and a drinking problem (spilling drinks on ourselves). We're OK to re-wear pants as long as we didn't spill. There's only so much febreze and tide to go pens can do for us. We don't pack things we don't wear.

    I can honestly say the only thing I didn't wear last trip was a knit bolero I brought as a layer in case I got chilly. We'll do a nicer top to go to a show. But, we don't do entire nice outfits for big nights out. We bring one pair of shoes, and one pair of sandals each and my pool flip flops. We don't buy a lot while in Vegas. I don't know how or why we have so much luggage. I admire people like you who can do long trips with a back pack.
     
  4. nhcris

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    THAT is too funny, and describes me perfectly!! I wear mostly print tops, because I normally start my days with a nice dribble of coffee on the girls. If you see a lady wearing a mocha print top mopping her breasts, it could be me :cry:

    I recently bought a Samsonite 24" hardside spinner, and I am in love with it. I don't have to unpack much because it opens up like a clamshell and has a divider which keeps things separated. It has a nice flat top and I can put my rolling carry-on on it until I check it, instead of rolling 2 individual things. It also expands, which will be nice if I ever buy stuff and need more space. It rolls like a dream, too.

    I have temporarily retired my extra large LLBean Sportsman drop bottom duffle which I also love, but it is really hard to keep under 50 pounds and doesn't roll as well as it used to. I will restrict that one to long cruises as it fits well in a small space and holds a ton.
     
  5. bedaniels

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    Carry on backpack from e-bags.com (mother lode tls) easily large enough for a weeks worth of clothes and other items (second pair of shoes, noise canceling headphones, ipad/laptop, personal hygiene items). It's been to Vegas multiple times, several Caribbean cruises, and a butt load of business trips. Never a scratch/tear or broken strap/zipper. However it does not have wheels. Extension handles and wheels cost space and weight. You need to use the shoulder strap or backstraps. I do use the packing cubes and never check anything.
     
  6. MWJ51102

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    I don't like to brag, but I've been told that my luggage is "above average".
     
  7. LolaDoggie

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    That's an excellent point. I never thought of that. The fancy handle and wheels take up weight and space.

    I forgot to ask about this while we're on the topic. Anybody use those space saver air sucking bags? I bought some at the dollar store recently. I was thinking they would be OK for clothing and still be scanable by airport security. Anybody have any experience with those?
     
  8. smartone

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    Tumi 22" carry-on, 'cept I rarely fill it or carry it on. I'm usually there for 2-3 days, so no need for much. I could bring a smaller case, but I like to stop by Von's for "supplies" and stash them inside for a nice clean trip up to the room. I roll most everything when packing and when I arrive at the hotel hang up my business clothes if the bathroom and turn on the hot shower while I unpack the rest. The steam has them looking great in no time. I also take damn near everything outta the case and put in drawers, etc... then stash the case outta sight... I don't like the "live out of a suitcase" feeling.

    I also rarely carry-on... I like just dealing with my briefcase (laptop inside) on the plane, even though I'm usually one of the first few to board (solid A-list/Business Select here) so there's plenty of space. The baggage at McCarran is usually really fast and pick-up is close to the Door 10 (Rental Facility Buses) anyways. Grab it and head right out...
     
  9. Joe

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    I fill a 27" piece. Not with clothes, I bring the minimum, but with all the other stuff we require for a vacation.
    My Waterpik, low sodium V-8s so my wife can have the bartender make her a custom bloody. A few cans of beer for the room and a few airline size bottles of wine, also for the room.

    I pack all the liquids in resealable bags, just in case of an accident inside the bag. Weight usually ends up ~40-47 pounds. We fly exclusively SWA, so two bags are free, but we try and just do one each. Plus a carry-on for the laptop and the DVD player.

    We bring the player instead of using the laptop just in case the person in front of us decides to recline. The laptop is just too big to fit on the tray if that happens. The DVD player has a 10" display and that is just fine for the two of us to share.
     
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    I have always felt self funny about how much stuff I pack.

    I drive to vegas so i can take whatever i like as long as it fits in the car. i take all sorts of stupid stuff i will never wear or use butu for some reason i think i need it.

    i once too my whole collection of north korean stuff that i had collected over the years. i guess I wanted to look at it in my hotel room. I was pretty drunk when I packed too so that might have something to do with it.

    Last trip I took 3 coats. I live in san diego and havent worn a coat in 2 years but for some reason i had to take 3 with me for 5 days.

    I take pictures off my walls of random stuff, all sorts of shoes even though i just wear the same ones and I always take an american flag. I hang it in the cloest at the hotel.

    I am getting better though but I dont see it changing anytime soon.
     
  11. LolaDoggie

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    Oh car trips are different. I'm not as bad as I used to be. But, I do take more...because I can.
     
  12. Foos

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    I normally use 1 bag but this trip I am coming back Spirit Airlines so I cant even have a carry-on bag. I bought a Scottevest transformer jacket
    http://www.scottevest.com/company/transformer_jacket_mini_site.shtml it has 20 pockets and can hold all of my electronics without a bulge anywhere (HoHo25 will give you 25% off). I will also bring a personal item (cooler) 16x14x12 that will hold my clothes and hopefully my laptop. $90 one way LAS to MSP.
     
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    Oh yeah. That's an excellent idea. A friend of mine got a Tilly vest for fishing. She could easily use that for luggage. A vest like that would easily pay for itself.
     
  14. Turtleman

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    I take a small, soft, carryon bag with a strap that can go over my shoulder. No problem fitting it into a small overhead compartment or even under a seat if necessary. More importantly, it goes with ME, meaning I'm not at the mercy of the airline "misplacing it" or having to wait at baggage claim. Sure, toting it around isn't all that much fun, but the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. In addition, over packing is almost eliminated when space is limited.
     
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    lmao, you have got to be joking right??
     
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    I must admit to being an over packer. I'll bring 2 suitcases most of the time. One of them being fairly large. I do end up bringing a few nice pieces though.
    Dress up a few times looking like 007 walking around the casino :woot:
     
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    We fly Southwest, so number of suitcases is not much of an issue for us. We're each allowed to check two bags, but only take a total of two sort of large bags. We are in LV for six nights. Also, our carry-on is minimal. For both of us, we take one small wheeled bag, which fits under the seat in front of us. I don't even carry a purse. The carry-on has a front zippered compartment in which I keep what would be in my purse (meds, gum, etc.). BTW, I pack half of my clothes and half of my husband's in each suitcase, just in case one goes missing we each have some of our clothing.
     
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    This was hilarious enough to read twice.
     
  19. gambler

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    Great idea VPDana!

    Our usual trips are just 3 nights so we each take a small wheeled backpack that fits under the seat. We are strictly gamblers (no shows or overly fancy meals) so we get by with an extra pair of jeans, a couple shirts and travel size toiletries. We have 2 flights to take to get to Vegas so we prefer to do carryon rather than risk losing luggage. Our bags are never more than 1/2 full and we've never found ourselves wishing we brought more clothes.

    Usually we have a lucky streak at some point so we find ourselves wearing our lucky clothes over again (I'm sure many here can relate!) so if anything we usually each have more than we need.
     
  20. Jameezy

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    Duffle bag and messenger bag work well for me. Need to buy a bigger duffle though
     
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