Passengers are fighting the increased checked luggage fees by only taking carry-on luggage creating a new set of issues when flying. Both land and air crew are emphasizing the lack of space in overhead bins, begging us to check our luggage or to only store bags under the seat.
No matter how you spend your time when you are flying, with under-seat carry-on luggage, you can keep everything you need — your tech needs, headphones, chargers, books, games, sweaters, and snacks — easy to access nearby.
Luggage companies are responding by creating compact luggage to hold clothes and tech that slides under the seat. With many choices, I have narrowed it down to the top four, two inexpensive and two that blow the budget. They have been selected for their flexibility, looks and durability. The convenience and comfort of having essential items nearby are worth giving up a little legroom. Always remember to check the carry on dimensions for each airline you fly with as they vary greatly. Here is the #1 on the list. Future issues of Waypoints Express will feature the other three.
The Travelon 18-inch Wheeled Underseat bag comes in black, red, blue, purple, or teal ballistic polyester, this attractive carry-on bag is practical too, with a roomy main compartment and a padded pocket for an iPad or tablet. Mesh and open-top pockets of different sizes keep your belongings in order, and a water bottle side pocket folds flat when it’s not needed.