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Just what I needed
on November 27, 2012
I travel a fair amount for business and most of my trips start out from a small, regional airport, on small, regional jets (CRJ's mostly). While the airlines will take a full size carry on bag as you board the plane, stow it in the belly of the aircraft for the flight, and give it back to you as you leave the plane, I have come to mistrust this process.
This system worked well for me and my traveling companions until a couple of years ago, when Delta left a coworker's carry on bag, which contained her laptop, on the tarmac, as we flew out of a hub to a regional airport. While she eventually was reunited with her bag (and her laptop), the intensely stressful time she spent between not having her bag given to her as she left the plane and when she got it a day later inspired me to adopt this mantra: my computer and other essential items will never be more than eight feet away from me as I fly. Hence, this small rolling tote was purchased.
I have a larger Travelpro rolling carry-on that has about 300,000 air miles on it. While frayed at the corners, it is still totally functional, so I was confident in the brand. A previous reviewer is right; it will not fit in the overhead of a CRJ. However, it will fit under the seat of every type of plane I have ever flown on, including the CRJ's, and in the overhead of every aircraft other aircraft I have flown on.
Since buying this several months ago, my laptop has never been more than eight feet away from me on a plane, and with very discriminating packing, I have managed to use only this bag for three day trips. It's well constructed, has a long enough handle for someone 6'2" to roll through O'Hare at great speed, and doesn't break your budget to buy.