As I talked about this morning Delta is not removing CRJ200s from the fleet as fast as all of us would like or had hoped for. One Day these horrid torture tubes will be gone but until then we have silly things going on like Delta adding C+ seats to row one that is one of the worst seats on the jet but now comes with “purdy” leather and free drinks on some longer flights. Sigh.
Anyway, crying about CRJ200s is not what this post is about. No, it is about a carry-on roll aboard that is a great choice for those of us who happen to find ourselves on them again, again, again. Take a look at the two photos above. Nice right. Well maybe nice is not the best word – maybe impressive is a better one.
My wife has this year been flying on her own on 2-4 day trips and takes this bag with her each time and really loves this Samsonite “underseater” bag <-LINK. She told me that:
“The bag design features a front flap that opens with a zipper allowing access to everything inside while the bag remains upright. There is an additional panel inside to prevent everything falling out that can be unsnapped to completely open the bag. It came with several additional zippered pouches which I removed, all were either zipped or snapped into place allowing removal for use with ease. With careful planning you could stack your garments inside in order of use, making unpacking somewhat unnecessary except to hang things up if needed. There was room in this bag for me to pack capris, shorts and tops for 3-4 days, bathing suits, sandals and still room for a cosmetics bag as well as curling iron and hair care items. It has smaller pockets on both sides as well as on the front for handy places to stash a phone, boarding passes, etc. when going through security.”
Not bad from a woman’s perspective. To be fair she also has a somewhat large-ish purse as well and between those two she is good to go and will NOT be forced to gate check the bag. This to me is such a big reason to consider this roll aboard to avoid either A) waiting for your gate checked bag or B) having Delta destroy your gate checked bag.
I have not yet used this bag but plan to. For me I am mostly happy with my backpack and my laptop bag both of them also fitting neatly under the seat or in the overhead on a CRJ200. But I am intrigued that this bag will fit so well and not impact the limited under seat space of the person next to me (I kinda got in trouble for doing that once).
Anyway, if you, like me and my wife, find yourself often stuck on a CRJ200 then this could be the perfect bag for you! – René
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