Are you the type of traveler that squeezes everything into a carry-on, or do you check a bag or two on every trip? Vote in our poll!
If I can possibly help it, I won't check a bag. I hate waiting at baggage claim, am paranoid that the airline will lose my luggage, and refuse to pay those obnoxious fees.
That said, I did check bags when I was going over to Scotland to live for nine months. I had to take a ton of clothes, books, etc.
Last edited by soliteyah; 05-29-2009 at 03:09 PM. Reason: fix spelling error
Most of my trips are short, so I carry on.
When I travel on vacation with my wife, I get stuck checking a bag or 2.
Since I have status with United, I don't have to pay a fee.
Several years ago my husband's luggage was lost on our way to a Transatlantic cruise out of Rio. Never again. My luggage doesn't leave my side now. I have learned to pack smart and light and enjoy the freedom it allows me. I only bring clothes I know I will wear and mix and matcxh tops and pants. We still cruise and I smile as I board looking at all the pieces of luggage people bring with them traveling. I am leaving for a 18 day vacation/cruise to Europe next month with my small carry-on and little back pack. Such a pleasure.
These days we normally travel with a package, which includes a suitcase weighing 23k, and a carry on bag, so it doesn't apply.
Previously, we've travelled round N. Europe with those small, wheeled cases, and stopped at laundrettes.