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Old 07-11-2014, 10:12 AM
 
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My backpack is a very reasonable 22" x 15" (the original standard regulation size) and I've been using it for about the same amount of time. I know from experience that if necessary, it fits under the seat in front of me.

I don't think these new rules have *anything* to do with making more overhead bin space. This is about getting more money.

For now, I guess I'm okay, because for domestic flights I usually use Southwest or Jetblue, with their luxurious 24" x 16".
I disagree, as everything I have heard is that they are gate checking oversized bags with no additional fee being charged.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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You can always use organizers like the Dot&Dot packing cubes and packing folders to help you in packing more items in your carry-on. You can organize clothes into types or your day-to-day outfit into one cube. It is also easier to pack and unpack especially if you're transferring places. Just get the cube that you need out of your carry on; no need to rummage through your whole luggage. Dot&Dot also has a toiletry set similar to the GoToob. It is TSA-approved, FDA-approved and BPA-free. Easy to fill and squeeze out the contents.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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Packing cubes add additional and unneeded bulk. Just roll clothes.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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Packing cubes add additional and unneeded bulk. Just roll clothes.
Rolling clothes does not save any more space than folding them well, assuming you have an idea of how to fold, compress and pack logically. People who say otherwise need to take a basic course in physics. The volume of clothing does not change depending on how it is folded or laid out. The only thing that changes is the amount of air that is in between pieces of clothing and within the clothing itself. Rolling may make it easier for some people to compress their clothes a little bit more efficiently, and it's a totally legitimate method, but physics still wins. If you really want to compress your clothes and don't mind a lot of wrinkles, then compressions bags are good way to go although they do actually add a bit more gross volume & weight to your luggage.
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