I was pleasantly shocked and surprised, not being a person who travels by plane very much, when I flew from CLT to SEA a month ago and then back SEA to ORD to CLT a week later I didn't have to remove anything from my bags or person other than my shoes and jacket. My 3-1-1 bag remained in the forehead compartment of my ebags Motherlode Weekender, my iPad, mifi, and related chargers and accessories were able to sit inside of my Swift undisturbed. I had an interchangeable knitting needle set with 15 pair of stainless steel 4" needle tips from 2.75mm to 9mm and they didn't even ask me to dig that out of my bag. I was not expecting the pleasant experience that it was to fly. I even used mobile boarding passes on my iPhone so check in was easier than ever, no papers printed or wasted! The only inconvenience was when the final leg of my flight was canceled and I had to spend the night in Chicago unexpectedly.