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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6735 on: February 05, 2013, 03:47:08 PM »
Another stupid luggage question --

Does a purse or backpack count as a carry-on? DD#1 is flying soon and has a perfect carry-on size bag. But she wants to bring her rather large purse (or her backpack) with her.

I'm betting not the back-pack, but what about her rather large purse?



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« Reply #6736 on: February 05, 2013, 03:48:23 PM »
You get one carry on and one "personal item". I never had an issue with that personal item being a backpack or large messenger bag in addition to your typical carryon suitcase.

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« Reply #6737 on: February 05, 2013, 03:59:47 PM »
Done with my skimming luggage. Move on please..

We use some coffee and bananas and have resources to other fresh debris. We need to refresh out tomato garden.

Any suggestions?

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« Reply #6738 on: February 05, 2013, 04:07:12 PM »
Another stupid luggage question --

Does a purse or backpack count as a carry-on? DD#1 is flying soon and has a perfect carry-on size bag. But she wants to bring her rather large purse (or her backpack) with her.

I'm betting not the back-pack, but what about her rather large purse?

When I've flown, I could carry on one "carry-on bag" and one "personal item". The rule as I understood it (for the airlines I flew on) is that your "personal item" must fit under the seat in front of you. If the flight is full, they usually announce that your personal item must be placed under the seat in front of you if you have two items. Unfortunately, they don't seem to actually enforce this.  :( My backpack usually fits fine under the seat, although it doesn't give me a lot of footroom, especially on small planes. I've never had any issue carrying my rolling carry-on and a backpack--no one has questioned it. I would encourage her to take either the purse or backpack in addition to the carry-on bag, and pack everything she wants access to on the flight (or that she doesn't want out of her possession) in that bag. If the flight is full and all the bins fill up or if she goes on a small plane with small overhead bins, she may be required to gate-check the roller bag, but she'll still have her purse or backpack.

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« Reply #6739 on: February 05, 2013, 04:10:47 PM »
Most airlines have size specifications for the carry on suitcase and for the personal item.  If her items fit inside those dimensions, she shouldn't have any trouble.
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« Reply #6740 on: February 05, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »
Your carry-on goes in the overhead bins, and you're not allowed to access it in-flight. So make sure she puts everything she wants to use into her purse.


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« Reply #6741 on: February 05, 2013, 04:28:07 PM »
Your carry-on goes in the overhead bins, and you're not allowed to access it in-flight. So make sure she puts everything she wants to use into her purse.

I've accessed mine in flight plenty of times...once the fasten seat belt light was off.

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« Reply #6742 on: February 05, 2013, 04:31:51 PM »
Your carry-on goes in the overhead bins, and you're not allowed to access it in-flight. So make sure she puts everything she wants to use into her purse.

I've accessed mine in flight plenty of times...once the fasten seat belt light was off.

Huh. Maybe I'm just flying the wrong airlines. It's always been very clearly emphasized that it is NOT OK to open the overhead bins in flight.


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6743 on: February 05, 2013, 04:45:37 PM »
Your carry-on goes in the overhead bins, and you're not allowed to access it in-flight. So make sure she puts everything she wants to use into her purse.

I've accessed mine in flight plenty of times...once the fasten seat belt light was off.

Huh. Maybe I'm just flying the wrong airlines. It's always been very clearly emphasized that it is NOT OK to open the overhead bins in flight.

I think it depends on the size of the airplane too. Iíve flown the same airline around the same time, once international, once domestic. On the large jet, we were allowed to open the overhead bins. On the small puddle jumper it was stressed not to.

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« Reply #6744 on: February 05, 2013, 04:52:10 PM »
Done with my skimming luggage. Move on please..

We use some coffee and bananas and have resources to other fresh debris. We need to refresh out tomato garden.

Any suggestions?

Is this for a compost pile? 

My tomatoes get a handful of crushed egg shells or lime in their holes, and an inch of compost spread like a mulch on top.

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« Reply #6745 on: February 05, 2013, 05:15:06 PM »
Some crushed eggshells in the hole, when you plant the tomato plants, is great.  You need a lot, though.  About the equivalent of a dozen eggs per hole.

The banana (peels), you'd want to compost down.  The coffee grounds can be spread right on the ground or can be mixed with some soil or compost and worked into the soil around the plants with another layer right on top.
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« Reply #6746 on: February 05, 2013, 05:27:22 PM »
Pine needles will help if you don't already have acidic soil. Mulch them will a mower or just sprinkle them around the tomatoes.
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« Reply #6747 on: February 05, 2013, 05:53:55 PM »
I feel so silly asking this.

I haven't been on an airplane in eight years. Neither has my husband. We're going on vacation with the boys in April, a 2 1/2-hour flight.

I was reading our airline's website to be sure I knew about everything that had changed and got to the bit about luggage. That's changed a lot in eight years!   ;)  We do get one checked bag each, but it has to be within certain dimensions. (I'm sure the frequent fliers out there are rolling their eyes at me! :D )

The height, width, etc. are fine, but ... how much does the average, good-sized, fully packed suitcase weigh? I have no idea. We don't have a scale in the house right now. Getting hit with one (or three!) of those hefty overweight baggage fees would really start our vacation off on the wrong foot. We'll just have clothes/toiletries, etc. and some souvenirs ... nothing too hefty.

Is this something I should be concerned about?  :-\
I see that some people on this query are talking about laptops in your suitcase.  DO NOT pack anything in your checked bags that has any intrinsic value.  NO jewelry, NO electronics, NO prescription meds, especially.  Remember that you are no longer allowed to lock your bags, so any terminal employee has access to them.  Reported thefts from checked bags total tens of thousands of dollars a year.  My jewelry (such as it is), my prescriptions, my Nook, and my CPAP machine all travel as carryon, all in one backpack that fits under the seats of even the little puddle-jumper jets that fly into small regional airports.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6748 on: February 05, 2013, 05:58:08 PM »
Another stupid luggage question --

Does a purse or backpack count as a carry-on? DD#1 is flying soon and has a perfect carry-on size bag. But she wants to bring her rather large purse (or her backpack) with her.

I'm betting not the back-pack, but what about her rather large purse?
I have a fanny-pack, a tote bag with my traveling quilt project in it, and the backpack with my CPAP. No airline official has ever said "You have too many carryons." (And if they do, I have the out, since the CPAP is necessary medical equipment.)   A purse and a backpack are fine.
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« Reply #6749 on: February 05, 2013, 06:10:13 PM »
Just a word to say that some lowcost airlines only let you have one carry-on, no purse/backpack if you already have something else. It's always a good idea to check the airline site for this kind of info.