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  1. As someone who books a lot of separate tickets,...

    As someone who books a lot of separate tickets, I'd err on the side of arriving a day earlier, unless you're willing to pay to replace the ticket to South America last minute. Sometimes, it's less...
  2. Review: Simple Rolling Luggage Lash Strap

    I've tried out the Simple Rolling Luggage Lash Strap, which I got courtesy of @darcy to try!, and am belatedly posting a review. (I'm weeks behind on everything right now. Sigh.)

    In short: it...
  3. I use either a PCSB, Small zippered Shop Bag, or...

    I use either a PCSB, Small zippered Shop Bag, or a Pop Tote as someone who lives in New York, and then the same when I'm traveling. (Incidentally, I leave for a short trip to Belfast next week, and...
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    Sticky: The Night Flight fit perfectly under the seat in...

    The Night Flight fit perfectly under the seat in JAL Premium Economy for the 14 hour (oy) flight from JFK to Tokyo. The space is divided by a bar, so many people seemed to be having issues, but the...
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    Jet Blue to Europe!

    For all you Jet Blue fans: starting in 2021, they're flying to London, from JFK and BOS! Using A321LRs, daily service, will have Mint. Maybe DUB, AMS, Paris, MAD, and LIS, eventually, too (those are...
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    The "Airline Quality Report" (link via Lifehacker...

    The "Airline Quality Report" (link via Lifehacker) is out for this year (not that I actually know what that is!), but no real surprises:
    "And which airline was the biggest offender? Well, you may...
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    This is perfect procrastination! (I have the...

    This is perfect procrastination! (I have the afternoon off, and have been mulling over doing an A30 test pack for a trip this summer, so this was the excuse I needed to retrieve the A30 from the top...
  8. Also just noting that I have two halcyon PCSBs...

    Also just noting that I have two halcyon PCSBs that have been used heavily (a Steel Dynema one from circa 2013 was used for 2 years every day and a black halcyon just as much) and they still look...
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    My first answer to "tips for flying on American"...

    My first answer to "tips for flying on American" would be don't! And I say this as someone with mid-level status (it actually comes via BA, which is why I have benefits on an airline I try to avoid)...
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    Re passports: sometime in the later 2000s I was...

    Re passports: sometime in the later 2000s I was flying back from Europe. I boarded the plane, put my passport in the pocket of my big puffy coat (I had been someplace cold), and put said coat in the...
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    If we're throwing out budgets... what about the...

    If we're throwing out budgets... what about the Tsatsas bag designed by Dieter Rams? The NY Times did a story on it recently. I think Dieter and Tom have many of the same design philosophies, and I...
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    Hobonichi Techos are 20% off at the Need Supply...

    Hobonichi Techos are 20% off at the Need Supply friends & family sale right now. With the discount they are $26 (+ shipping, unless you buy some other stuff to get above the $100 free shipping...
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    Sticky: I love my fjord PCBP, and it's perfect on planes...

    I love my fjord PCBP, and it's perfect on planes (the bottom compartment is great for slippers), and it's plenty bag enough for hiking/walking. In 2017 it went to Shetland; this year, it got to visit...
  14. There are occasions when I want to roll a small...

    There are occasions when I want to roll a small bag rather than carry my Aeronaut and the bag that met my needs is the now-discontinued Rimowa Salsa Business Trolley (similar to this; Rimowa only...
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    @Amy I've grown to hate Evernote with a passion...

    @Amy I've grown to hate Evernote with a passion and recently deleted it from all my devices in a huff, as I couldn't get even a simple recipe search to work without headaches. Devonthink has also...
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    If you go with the Scansnap recommendations, and...

    If you go with the Scansnap recommendations, and you're a Mac user, I highly recommend Devonthink Pro Office to organize all those scans. It's amazing software (and currently the main reason I'm...
  17. I second @bchaplin's note about having a credit...

    I second @bchaplin's note about having a credit card with travel delay/cancellation insurance. I'll slightly disagree in that I think it is actually worth it (from the point of view of the annual...
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    I usually beat my boyfriend-- who has Global...

    I usually beat my boyfriend-- who has Global Entry-- through the line using Mobile Passport, and I've never had an issue entering via JFK. For now I've decided not to bother applying for Global Entry...
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    Ack, that is a bummer. Plus, the Smalls were...

    Ack, that is a bummer. Plus, the Smalls were perfect entry-level Tom Bihn
  20. I think I chime in every time someone expresses...

    I think I chime in every time someone expresses this fear: TB bags, even the halcyon ones, really are built like tanks. These are not shabby bags. They'll be fine. These bags? Look the same now as...
  21. I received a Pop Tote for Christmas and it is...

    I received a Pop Tote for Christmas and it is PERFECT. I've one of those people that has been asking for a zippered tote in the various wish list threads, and this does not disappoint. (OK, fine, it...
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    Sticky: Two weeks or so ago, I went to London for two...

    Two weeks or so ago, I went to London for two nights. (To go to dinner. It was insane.) In the far left background, you see the A30 that accompanied me on this short jaunt. I brought it-- rather than...
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    @icarusrex This is the best.

    @icarusrex This is the best.
  24. @ThomGault, Shetland is the most perfect place...

    @ThomGault, Shetland is the most perfect place (aside from the hassle getting there from the U.S.) I might go back again next year, although I'm intrigued by Faroe, which seems to have some similar...
  25. @bchaplin, I got back two weeks ago from a trip...

    @bchaplin, I got back two weeks ago from a trip to Scotland (well, Shetland, which is a rather different place than mainland Scotland, but maybe close enough, if not cooler than what you'll...
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