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What's the longest Vegas trip you can do only bringing the underseat personal item?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by romeocasido, Jan 11, 2020.

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  1. VegasGroove

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    I gave up the big honking must-check and carry on luggage about 2 years ago. My trips are 4 days and I backpack-underseat it.

    Very strategic packing is involved. :cool:
     
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  2. FYMYAWF

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    I've done 3-nighters with just my Timbuk2 bag under seat but any longer than that would be stretching it. I tend to like to bring 2 changes of sock/tee/undies per day, and I also bring an iPad and a Bluetooth speaker along on trips so that eats up small bag space quickly.

    I'm doing a 4-nighter in March with Allegiant and I shelled out for the carry-on and priority boarding. I'm at the point where if I can buy my way to greater comfort and convenience while traveling I will gladly do so.
     
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  3. insin

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    10 nights no problems.

    I plan my wardrobe “capsule style”
    I usually have empty space in my bag for purchases and I do bring a packable tote just in case.
    It’s nice not lugging around a bunch of luggage.
     
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  4. romeocasido

    romeocasido High-Roller

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    Youtube video shows a packing style that packs 3 weeks into a back pack. Almost 7 million views.

    *she most like does laundry during the trip

     
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  5. Calder

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    It's got nothing to do with money for me. More the ease of movement and self-sufficiency traveling light bestows. Our 4-day February trips involve a packing list that would fit on a 3"x5" card; the clothing is virtually the same year to year.

    I don't need extra space, I don't go to Las Vegas to shop. When am I going to bother with an iPad? I'm in my room only to sleep, s**t, and shower. I've never wanted for anything, but Las Vegas is bigger than my home metro area -- pretty sure I can buy what I need in an emergency.

    Caught me, there! Haven't worn them in about 53 years. They had little footie bottoms and were printed with cowboys and indians.
     
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  6. zamboni

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    I do 5 and mail my dirty clothes home and then have room for souvenirs for the kids
     
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  7. luridludicloco

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    nostresshare,
    There are some shoes that do not need breaking in. The last pair I got recently were white wide sneakers, that I tie in a way I can use them as loafers, they feel like slippers. I guess in buying shoes in Vegas you must be careful and, as with anything in Vegas, lucky.

    notfromconcentrate,
    Yes, it was you who told us in your last trip report how you needed shoes for an occasion, and the process of going about that. I always find your trip reports enjoyable and informative, and I thank you now for your post here which makes many good points. For the longest stay I had in Vegas long ago, 11 days at Bellagio, I just took a carry on, a standard size one that I stored overhead in the plane, and a personal item that I stored under the seat. How did I manage with that? There was plenty, as I packed carefully. I used, as you commented, the laundry services in the hotel, I got new items in Vegas, and I threw away some shoes that came apart. I did not make any "best dressed" list, but I was comfortable.
     
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  8. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    Interesting post, it would be less days in the winter because of coats, hoodies, etc. Since I’ve permanently writing off Vegas from Nov - April, I could do 3 nights with one bag. With that said, I would wear a lot of my items (double up) on the flight, which would help.
     
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  9. ken2v

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    And as with every this/no that decision in Vegas that's bandied about at VMB ... it's all personal.
     
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  10. Jackpot Johnny

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    Maybe an overnight.

    We generally look like we’re moving to Saudi Arabia when we pack for Las Vegas. Workouts, pool, fine dining, hanging out, electric kettle, iPads, etc. We don’t pay bag fees and our Vegas rooms have big closets, so we tend to include rather than exclude. For us there is no prize for being minimalists.
     
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  11. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    There is backpacking and there is Vegas packing. The two are not mutually inclusive.
     
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  12. julia

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    True that, but it’s still fun to talk about! I like these discussions because I always glean some new bit of knowledge or a new trick.
     
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  13. casinoboy

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    the older i get the more i seem to pack -- wouldve thought it would go the other way around. in my early 20s i would sometimes just take a backpack or a small duffel and trips were usually at least 3-4 nights. now i easily need a regular carry-on plus my personal item for the same length trip.
     
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    I've always been an over-packer. I think the minimum number of clothes I have packed is one thing for every day with one set of extras. I tend to bring things I think I might need, instead of what I'm sure I'll need. It's a sickness. ;)

    Once, they lost our luggage on a trip to Hawaii. We went down to the closest ABC store and bought a swim suit, a cover up/muumuu, some toothbrushes and other toiletries, and a pair of sandals to get us through the day. They brought our luggage to the hotel a day or two later and we never opened it up. I didn't need any of the shorts or other outfits because we literally wore our swimsuits or a muumuu everywhere we went. I wish that lesson had made packing easier for me, but I still worry about not having something I could have packed, instead of having to run out somewhere to buy one.
     
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    None.....wouldn’t even contemplate the idea while travelling
     
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    For me i can comfortably do 3-5 day trips in one of those, assuming its a warmer destination and not much pants, 1/4 zips.
     
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    In the summer with less bulky clothes I could do 5-7 night easy with my trusty Swiss Gear pack. If in the winter I could probably manage the same with one trip to a laundromat. I did 3 weeks in Guatemala backpacking with it but laundry was cheap as hell, like 1 Q per item (around 7 Q to the dollar), whether it was a sock or a sweater.
    This.
     
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  18. Tree DA

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    I like your style. Coupons books instead of pants.
     
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  19. Tree DA

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    Curious why since SWA doesn't charge extra to use the overhead or even to check a bag.
     
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    Lol. The jeans and sneakers I wear on the airplane are good for the week. I'm retired. I don't dress up for anybody or anything...except weddings and funerals.
     
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