Tagged With hand luggage only
Up until today, I'd done 11 flights (and one boat trip) for Hand Luggage Only and only experienced a minor delay of 10 minutes on one journey. But that pretty impressive record got blown out the window when my Sydney-Perth flight was an hour late boarding because of "technical requirements".
If you're trying to travel light (which is what the Hand Luggage Only project is all about), keeping your washbag trim is a key strategy. But how can you do that effectively and still stay clean, healthy and presentable?
Battery life is crucial, but there's an equally important test for any notebook that's going to get regularly used on a plane: is it small enough to fit on the tray, allow typing when there's someone sitting next to you and not end up half-closed when the person in front reclines their seat?
When I wrote up Lifehacker's guide to capital city airport transfer options earlier this week, I deliberately avoided door-to-door shuttle services when there was a regularly scheduled public transport option. Today I remembered one reason why: because sometimes they just don't show up.
I can guarantee that Hand Luggage Only isn't going to see a more outlandish or enjoyable mode of transport than a hot air balloon, but drifting on the breeze does pose some organisational challenges for the compact traveller.