Originally Posted by BCC
I get upgraded lots and and am preferred with most airlines, so I always carry-on and never check (I'm at an airport now).
If you're lugging weight, wheels are best and backpacks second best. Tumi is the way to go for either.
If you pack light and don't have to haul a laptop, the op's bag looks killer. I'd do it.
And guys, don't look like an amateur when you travel. Pjs, sweats, cloth bags, Nike bags, flip flops, winter coats, scarves, shorts and smelly sandwiches, et al mark you for the fool you are and you'll be treated accordingly.
And lose some weight, for Christ sake, if you're in a middle seat.
And blow your fucking nose!! I don't wanna listen to you sniff for 5 hours.
Oh, and Bose noise canceling headphones are wonderful.
Please, for the love of christ just be small if you're going to take a middle seat. If you're large, buy a better ticket.
Back on topic....I just use a Ducati-branded Puma messenger bag, though I've been looking at what bags Prada/Cartier offer. There's not a lot out there if you're used to a larger bag and want something very nice and high-quality leather. If you're looking for just something
there are tons of options. Really anything will do, but Tumi makes nice quality stuff (so does Samsonite, though many items have gone down in quality recently).
PS posting from first class on a plane right now using Bose QC15s