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the aeronaut and synapse on a trip to india via frankfurt, germany

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  • notmensa
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    Funny this thread has just been bumped - I've just started planning a trip to DEL for December! Good to know about the very strict carry-on restrictions. I hope to have a Synapse 25 by then, and to be traveling without my laptop (gulp!).

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  • steeps
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    Thanks for the ideas so far. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything.

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  • itsablur
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    Originally posted by Mike View Post
    I did this with my Tri-Star and a backpack in Alaska last summer. It was surprisingly comfortable!
    I've done this numerous times with a variety of different bags (including my old 65L backpacker's backpack). If you have good bags, it is pretty comfortable and actually somewhat balances you out from all of the weight typically on your back. The only real downside to this is if you're doing it in a hot country... You're the meat in a not-so-greatly-ventilating bag sandwich. I already get a bag case of the sweaty back when I've got a fullish load in my Aeronaut and use the backpack straps for a moderate walk.

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  • Mike
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    Originally posted by Badger View Post
    Off the top of my head:
    3) Aeronaut w/backpack straps on back and Synapse on front (like carrying a baby, except it's your stuff)
    I did this with my Tri-Star and a backpack in Alaska last summer. It was surprisingly comfortable!

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  • Badger
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    Originally posted by steeps View Post
    How would you carry both of those bags at the same time, the Aeronaut and Synapse?
    Off the top of my head:
    1) Aeronaut w/Absolute Strap and Synpase on back
    2) Aeronaut w/backpack straps and Synapse in hand
    3) Aeronaut w/backpack straps on back and Synapse on front (like carrying a baby, except it's your stuff)

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  • steeps
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    How would you carry both of those bags at the same time, the Aeronaut and Synapse?
    Last edited by steeps; 09-24-2013, 07:51 AM.

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  • Jaffa
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    Great story and pics, nice to hear/read theres another convert and just goes to prove that carry on is easier for some people.

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  • SusanA
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    Wonderful photos, maverick. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

    It only took me two trips to Europe (solo) with a wheeled suitcase to realize that traveling would be much easier and I would be much happier if I packed light, carried it all on, and carried it on my back. I won't go back to wheeled luggage unless/until I absolutely have to.

    Experience is often the best teacher - as I think your friend would agree.

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  • JoyR
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    Great story and photos. The Aeronaut's a great bags.

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  • dorayme
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    Maverick, what a great illustrative story. I don't travel like this at all, nor do I know when I ever will, but just having the examples of what you were carrying and how the airport treated the scenario is telling and informative to an inexperienced air traveler like myself.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  • Fat Crip
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    Hi Mav,

    Great pics! Love 'em :-)

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by blackfungi View Post
    hey mavmeister!! you did not bring along your trusty abso strap???
    hi blackfungi!

    i didn't pack the absolute strap. the absolute shoulder strap is a wonderful way to carry the aeronaut or any other bag on your shoulder. but i prefer using the backpack straps since it spreads the load across both shoulders and my back.

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  • blackfungi
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    hey mavmeister!! you did not bring along your trusty abso strap???

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  • Flinx
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    Thanks for the pics and narrative maverick!
    It's nice to hear how well-suited the Aeronaut is to air travel.

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  • jeffmac
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    Nice pic of the Opera House in Frankfurt Maverick! Gonna be there in a couple of weeks and you are helping me get excited about it.

    Glad your trip went well.

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