Airlines allow two carry ones....more, actually.

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Airlines allow two carry ones....more, actually.
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Wed, 01-30-2013 - 9:45am

I usually have my small rolling suitcase (with necessities in case the big one is lost or delayed), a pillow with a blanket inside the pillow case (This is allowed since they no longer provide those things!) and my purse (in which I have my medicines....as well as all the usual stuff).

Well, last time we flew, the bag of medicines took up about 1/3 of the ballet bag I was using as a purse! So, despite the fact you could fit a small child in that bag, I went searching for a bigger purse and FOUND IT!  You could carry a rolled up sleeping bag in this one, plus a small flannel blanket! Seems I'm always the one carrying all the "etc" stuff....the video camera, the regular camera, addresses and contacts for home and for hotels/car rental/etc., my meds, anti-nauseants, tickets and baggage checks, my brush and makeup, facial tissue, three pairs of glasses (reading, driving and sunglasses), confirmations and reservation numbers, my handicapped placard, my personal alarm, wallet, pencil and sketch book, keys and whatever the guys don't want to carry. So, it's enormous! A soft beige leather, with lots of pockets inside.....but I'm going to add either velcro or snaps to keep them from dumping their contents!

And it is genuinely a purse......

TSA is also going to allow me to take a lunch since the airlines don't supply diabetic lunches AND I get to carry a bottle of water, too....as long as it's announced to the searchers and separate from other things. Boy, am I learning about the ins and outs of flying and allllllllllll the details of what you can and can't carry on!

We aren't leaving until March 1 but I'm trying to get a lot of small stuff out of the way (like the velcro and snaps) now.

I'm a definite list writer and so far it's taking a full page of a yellow regular sized tablet.....not for what I'm taking, but for that plus what has to be done.....find charger for video cam, write up itinerary for house sitters, all that sort of thing.

Meanwhile, we ARE making progress on cleaning up the studio attic.........I worked from 2 a.m. to almost 6 a.m. yesterday just sorting things out and dumping chewed cardboard out of boxes!

Marti

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Wed, 11-06-2013 - 10:07am

Drink plenty of water. Many doctors say that the primary reason people get sick on long flights is dehydration. Cabin air is very dry and in an enclosed space, germs travel much easier. Protect yourself by staying hydrated by drinking lots of water and juice and you may stave off the cold that the woman, three rows back is sporting.

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 10:21am
I've never been one to pack light. If it turns cold, I want warm clothes. If it gets hot, I want cool weather clothes. If I/we decide to go somewhere fancy, I want a choice. I'm really a good packer so I get a ton of choices in every bag! But there are things I HAVE to take.....medicines, blood sugar tester, blood pressure cuff, inhalers, beach shoes (I can never go barefoot on the beach or anywhere else!), sugar substitute and things like that. And things I can't get along without: my music (portable CD player and CD's) and art supplies....(just a sketch book and watercolor stuff), documentation of reservations, cameras, chargers for everything or extra batteries, and other "Stuff". I'm horrible about wanting all my creature comforts!!! But, many times we've found that we can't FIND the things we need! In England we searched high and low for batteries but nobody carried the kind I needed! In Texas, it was film and nowhere around us had any. In Florida I think it was hypoallergenic sunscreen! So I carry as much as I can cram in and stay below the penalty fees for overweight luggage!

Marti

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 1:36am

Oh, it looks that you trully had tooo much stuffs with the airline. Well, it might cost you a lot of time to sort of the stuffs. Well, I do not like to take too much stuffs when I am about to have a travel or soemthing like a tour. Anyway, hope you enjoy the airline travel! :)