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Does what i needed it to do.
on May 10, 2014
I bought this to carry on my Frontier flight as my 'personal' item (which is free to carry on) instead of a carry on suitcase, which is not free any longer. I needed this to be the dimensions outlined on Frontier's site and this fit the bill. I carried this on for free and it fit well under the seat as required.
A few things...
Yes, it has enough room for a low maintenance person to take a weekend's worth of necessities..couple outfits, three quart bag of toiletries, undies, couple pair of shorts and tee shirts, sleepwear and a pair of wedges...without everything coming out wrinkled. I got my Kindle, cell phone charger, kindle charger, some papers, ink pen, Sun glasses and wallet in the front pockets. Everything fit and was not damaged.
BUT if you stuff this to overflowing, it will not fit in the Frontier thing at the airport that determines if it meets the criteria for the personal item. I did not have the pockets expanded at all and when I stuck my bag in, it was pretty snug. Even so, it did fit under the seat and I did not have to pay for it as a carry on bag. It met the requirements of a personal item. I did check the dimensions and fit for other airlines and they allow 9 inches deep. This definitely fit those dimensions. I cannot speak to if it fits under the seat for any other airline other than Frontier. That said, I was sitting in a window seat, not one of the seats with cords, etc. underneath. Under the seat was unobstructed.
My advice, if you plan to use this bag as I did...do not over stuff...measure at airport before you check in. Checked bags are more expensive if they are checked at boarding rather than at check in. Select stretch seating on the window side. Or select the seat right up front as they will put this in the overhead because there is no under the seat in front of you there.
One more thing..this bag is too wide to roll down the aisle. You will need to pick it up and carry it,down the aisle. Yet another reason to pack light.
All in all,I am pleased with this bag. Saved me $40 round trip. I would rather spend that on stretch seating and picking my seat.