I am thinking about a return trip to the Middle East next year. When I went last year, I did one long-distance bus trip in Israel (Egged), and we all stowed our luggage under the vehicle. Because I had a rollerbag, I didn't have any qualms about leaving it there.
I'm curious, for those of you have traveled with an Aeronaut or other soft-sided bag, how do you handle it in a situation like that? Just throw the bag in the luggage area and hope for the best? It's probably fine, but of course the area isn't all that clean. The cabin space was very limited.
So for those of you who have done long-distance bus travel with your TB bags, I'd be happy to hear from you.