I need a new bag. I take numerous weekend road trips to visit friends, attend cons, etc. In the past, I've used my Travelpro rollerboard bag without much trouble.
However, I'm thinking I may start flying for some of these weekend jaunts, including one late next month. I'd like to replace the rollerboad. It's heavy and awkward to shove in the overhead compartment and since when I fly it will be on regional jets, it won't fit.
Ideally, I'd like to have something between the Aeronaut and the Western Flyer. Since I'm becoming a Tom Bihn addict, I can't wait for that bag to be produced.
So, I'm looking for some help to decide which bag to purchase. On a typical weekend trip, I pack:
one steel boned corset (the stays prevent it from being folded-I roll it into a tube)
a pair of jeans (not too heavy denim)
5 tee shirts or tanks
sleep shirt or pjs
makeup case and toiletries
1-2 long sleeved shirts
ipod classic with small portable speakers
small digital camera with charger
Of course, the amount of junk I haul increases exponentially if I'm off to a con. Geeks need accessories.
Does anyone have any experience with carrying the Aeronaut on smaller, regional jets? My "personal" item will most likely be my large cafe bag as I doubt they'd let me on board with both an Aeronaut AND my SuperEgo.
Thanks for the insight! I look forward to ordering my new bag!