Recent threads got me thinking about a couple of upcoming domestic flights, mostly pleasure, on which I've been looking forward to carrying my maiden TB purchase, a STD/UV S19! However, the prospect of virgin straps (or the handling side with zippers!) swiping up underseat grunge is sobering to the point that plastic bags and bathroom towels danced in my head.
I looked for another option, grieved loss of steel d, tried to warm up to the wasabi lined co-pilot, chanted for an aub/st co/pilot... And then looked up and saw my large steel SB! The S19 seems to fit into it beautifully, and I got to thinking that it would be easy and inconspicuous to simply carry it inside, riding along on my little purple roller with a bungee through the airport.
Able to add items around it, perhaps clip loosely with a binder clip or two, fold it up (inside out) for stashing in pack or roller when not needed. Then back at home, give it a good wash.
I'm pretty new in these parts, so am guessing this is an old idea that's been tried. Am I missing anything here?