OK - as many of you know I extol the virtues of hand luggage only - especially on lengthy business trips on a DONE4 after I spent 3 weeks in London with no luggage only to have it delivered the day before I flew to NY and for it to get lost on the way there (which was in fact sort of my fault though). Ever since then I have travelled international J class with hand luggage only (except on a flight where I took dive gear with me). I have done this using a combination of a rollabaord and a suit bag. I have pretty much ignored the weight restrictions and stuck to the size limits and have only been pinged once when they wouldnt believe I was travelling in J.
Ok so there's your context. The question is how do people keep under the 7KG limit when they have a rollaboard? I am doing many more domestic flights now than in the past and again have ignored the weight limits. I was just packing for the next trip this morning and wondered how on earth anyone gets under the 7KG QF weight limit with a rollaboard. For this two day trip because I have a Friday included (casual dress that day) I am taking:
- 20in (hence quite small) Tumi rollaboard
- 2 polo shirts
- 1 pair trousers
- power lead for laptop
- shave stuff
- business shirt
- board papers
Now the board papers could go in my laptop bag but even so I have to be well over 7KG and maybe even topping 10KG - so how does any one stay under the weight limit if they have a rollaboard? Mine is about 2/3 full and when full on longer trips it is around 13KG.
I am considering experimenting with a back pack on a future trip (good excuse to buy another Tumi product ) but am not sure due to suit requirements.