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Never Check Another Bag: The Travel Ease Carry-On

carry on bag fits underneath seat

Over the years it has become more and more difficult and expensive to travel with a log of luggage. A lot of airlines started charging for checked luggage and size restrictions for carry-ons are being more and more enforced.

Two of my good friends saw this problem and decided to do something about it: they created a carry-on that can be carried on the plane, as a personal item!

Almost all airlines allow you to carry TWO items onto a plane – a Carry On bag, and a Personal Item. Most passengers use a purse or small backpack as a personal item.

However, the rule for personal items on most airlines is simply that they fit underneath your seat. Oddly, the space under all airline seats is actually quite large – if you get a personal item that fits the space under airline seats as perfectly as possible you can actually carry 4 days or more worth of stuff in it.

This means with the proper personal item plus a standard carry-on suitcase in the overhead, you can fit enough stuff in your carry on luggage that you will never have to check in another bag. If you pack 5-10 days of your belongings into your standard overhead carry-on, plus another 4-7 days of stuff into the right personal item, you’ll have enough carry on space that once you start doing laundry you can go on an indefinite trip without checked bags!

The rules for overhead carry-ons are generally that they are “45 linear inches (114 cm)” in size – which means that the length, width, and height of the bag add up to 45 inches (114 cm). The personal item just needs to fit under the seats, which are usually 20 x 17 x 12 inches (51cm x 43cm x 30cm).

My friends at TravelEase have created the FIRST rolling carry-on that perfectly fits the space under airline seats, giving you the largest possible personal item. With their bag, you can carry TWO bags onto the plane and never check anything again!

They are currently selling this great bag and trying to spread their word about this great new bag on Buy Carry On Bag – Check it out and you can get your very own carry-on designed to fit perfectly under your seat. And never have to check another bag!

6 thoughts on “Never Check Another Bag: The Travel Ease Carry-On

Comment author said

By Emiel on 25 January 2014 at 19:05

How does the flight staff react to this, they might need some convincing that it applies to their rules?


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By Emiel on 25 January 2014 at 19:06

awesome invention tho, specially if you fly with those low budget low service carriers


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By Dak on 25 January 2014 at 19:42

Hello Emiel!

Yes, the flight staff are quite aware that everyone is allowed a personal item and a carry-on bag. Most travelers bring a backpack, purse, or laptop case for their personal item – rather than a much roomier bag such as the TravelEase. The only convincing is occasionally they don’t believe it will fit under their own seats – which is exactly what it’s designed for. Usually if you tell them that their seats are 12 inches deep (30cm) and the bag is only 10.5 inches deep (27cm) and that you’re completely certain it will fit (it will) then they don’t have any issue. The most abrasive flight attendant we’ve encountered said “Well, if it doesn’t fit bring it up and we’ll gate check it” which is just fine.


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By Marco on 3 February 2014 at 00:08

That’s cool! I always use backpack during my travel.


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By Rose on 23 February 2014 at 00:59

What about the weight? How much does this luggage weigh. Most airlines allow a total of 7kgs carry on and some budget airlines require passengers to weigh them. If you are packing as mucha s 2 week worth of stuff, i doubt they will fall under 7kgs


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By Dak on 24 February 2014 at 15:22

Hello! The bag itself weighs about 1.5kg. Most airlines don’t weigh carry ons, but some – like Ryan Air, do on occasion. About 9kg is usually what the few airlines that weigh luggage employ as a limit. If you’re flying on an abnormally picky airline like Ryan Air or Iceland Air, you may want to check the rules. On the vast majority of flights if it fits, they don’t weigh it.


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