Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Weigh-in Wows at the Airport

Just returned from an Ontario Sailing training camp in Miami at the US Sailing Centre.  The trip was great but the luggage is not.  We still use a super strong, two part suitcase designed to protect ski gear from air travel.  I've weighed the darn thing and it comes in at 10lbs before I put in a single pair of shorts.  The last three times I've travelled, despite pre-weighing here at home (has anyone checked those scales at the airport recently?) I've been overweight on luggage and paid the consequences.

Any suggestions for light weight, high volume, strong travel luggage on wheels?  Has to be big enough to carry personal sailing gear - the dagger board etc is all in a the rigid equipment case with "fragile" luggage and they never seem to weigh that "almost too heavy to carry" piece.  I'd love to hear your suggestions.

1 comment:

Penny said...

We paid overweight charges on a bag one time, and then realized it would have been cheaper to check two bags with the same stuff. The cost of the second bag was less than the overweight charge on the first one. Something to consider.