When you fly, do you try and carry everything aboard or do you check bags?

Bignuf Bignuf
I have noticed more people carrying BIG bags aboard and not getting called on it. However, I hate checking bags too...then HOPING they actually get to my destination.

Do you try and carry everyone on with you, when you travel?
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I always do carry on if at all possible.
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I don't want to drag stuff through airports and try and stuff things in overhead. I check bags.
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I don't fly.
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I travel by Llama and no Llama has ever lost a bag.
Chilipepper , Petite Valentine , auplette , gsfanatic
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Other?
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Total votes: 61 (55 voters)
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Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I dont like the idea of my stuff getting lost so I like to pack light as possible so I dont have to check them when I do fly
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Incendiaire Incendiaire
I don't like a lot of hand-luggage, and I could never fit all the clothes I need for a trip into one of those bags designed to fit in the overhead lockers.
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brevado brevado
Unless I'm going for more than 4 days, I always try to limit myself to one bag and carry on.
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LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
I enjoy only having a carry on it cost less and I don't feel like dealing with bag check ect.
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I've mastered being able to pack five days' worth of clothes in a weekender bag/case. It was before airlines started charging, so it was mainly so I could get off the plane and head straight to public transport instead of waiting another 45 minutes for baggage claim.

It definitely came in handy when airlines started charging for checked luggage. Listen to the llama.

My friends have a more interesting way - they mail stuff ahead. It's actually cheaper than what the airlines charge per bag.
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Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I'm a huge overpacker. No matter what I do, I always end up packing too much. Luckily I've learned how to pack efficiently so sometimes I can just do a carry on. Usually I have to check a bag.
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G&L G&L
I carry on if its only a couple of days. Any longer and I'll check. When I carry on I make sure its within the regs.
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ArmyWife4311 ArmyWife4311
I've never had to fly.
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SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I always just bring a carry on.
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Terri69 Terri69
I will carry on if possible
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GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
I try to avoid flying if at all possible, but will check bags when I do have to fly. The TSA makes me nervous though, so I prefer busses and trains. Especially trains.
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Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
It really depends where I'm going and how long I'm staying. If possible, I like to put everything into one carry-on (less to wait on and worry about) but if that's just not happening I'll check a bag.
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Boyfriend Boyfriend
I hate checking bags, it is such a hassel.
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michael scofield michael scofield
I now always carry they steal and go thru your bags when you check them.I have a friend that works in the airport and he says it happens all the time with airport employees and the tsa. they stole my sisters curling iron and perfume last time we flew so from now on i will on bring carry on
08/12/2012
sexfairy sexfairy
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
It really depends where I'm going and how long I'm staying. If possible, I like to put everything into one carry-on (less to wait on and worry about) but if that's just not happening I'll check a bag.
Same here!
08/12/2012
Tangles Tangles
I usually check. I don't like lugging luggage around. You have to take it into the food court and into the bathroom with you.
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Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
So far I have never gone anywhere by plane for less than one week. Seeing as how I can't go away for a week and put all the things I need in one bag, I just always check one. I do keep the things which I think are most important to me in a carry-on, but I inevitably have one to check. If I was going somewhere just for an overnight, I'd likely just do carry on.
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Rossie Rossie
We always try to stuff everything into our carry-on bags, unless it's a long trip and we need to pack more clothes...we don't have the patience to wait for our luggage to be unloaded.
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lovekink lovekink
I usually check a bag but that's cause it's my stuff and my husband's and it's usually for at least a week worth of travel time.
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Rawr4483 Rawr4483
I've actually mailed my clothes an things to my destination beforehand, an before I leave again. Sometimes it's cheaper.
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PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I don't fly.
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Mamastoys Mamastoys
When we go to Haiti, we check two bags-with medicines, supplies, and food. We carry a carry on with all our personal stuff and a backpack to take to clinics.
When I fly otherwise, I try to get everything in the carry on so I don't have to mess with check baggage.
08/12/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Depends on where I'm flying and for how long. I try to only do carry on.
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SilverIsis SilverIsis
Most times I go for just a carry on, but there are times when that is impossible, like if I plan to go cycling. In that case since I have to check the bike anyway I tend to check in a regular bag as well. There have also been times where I thought the bag I had fit the requirements for check on only to be told at check in that they are just slightly too big, as in 1 inch too big. That was a real annoyance.
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Feisty Feisty
i try to put almost everything in a checked bag, but my last flight i had so much carry on items because i was transporting glass items which was a bit of a hassle.
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remember.me remember.me
I usually have stuff to check and I do not mind. I've never had them lose anything except once! And they are usually very helpful if they do lose stuff!
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
When traveling alone I carry-on. When the wife and I travel together I check a bag with her toys in it - no interest in explaining them to the TSA!
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Ex-prude Ex-prude
Never have checked a bag and don't plan on it
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TrenchcoatHunters TrenchcoatHunters
I haven't flown in years, and the only time I have, I was three sooo, I have no experience. I'd love to attempt a flight here within the next couple years. Maybe go to a comic con that's not in Chicago, I can drive down to Chicago, its like 4 hours to it.

I don't have family anywhere outside of MI though so, who knows when I'll fly out, maybe me and the girl can decide on a place.

-Paige
08/13/2012
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