Originally Posted by Skipdalou
I have a question for any of you who travel a fair amount with your XBox.
I'm leaving for Georgia this weekend for 2 weeks. What's the best way to bring all my gear? Carry on the XBox and put the rest of the stuff in my checked luggage?
It's going to suck playing on an LCD again not to mention the hotel internet, but I would like to try. I guess it'll be two weeks of doing my best Steelhouse impression.
I travel alot.. atleast once a month. And my advice:
1) Pack all electronics & valuables into your carry-on luggage. The airlines can/will.. lose, damage, destroy & delay your checked bag.
2) Pack the majority of your clothes & shoes into your checked bag. Your checked luggage should include anything you live without for atleast 1 day.
3) Pack any necessary hygiene products, and atleast a clean shirt/underwear/etc in your carry on. Should the airline delay/lose your luggage.. you will atleast have an additional day to recover those items or purchase new ones.
I generally do my best to do carry-on only. Its absolutely amazing what you can fit into a bookbag & quality carry-on suitcase. I stress the word quality as you appreciate the extra pockets, zippers, folding sections, tie down abilities of a well built carry-on suitcase. You'll also appreciate the quality rolling wheels as you lug all this stuff from your home to car to airport to ticket counter to security to gate to baggage claim to cab to hotel to cab to airport to security to gate to baggage claim to parking to car to home to unpack! The Kirkland Signature carry-on I purchased from Costco for $99 allows me to fit a suit, my Xbox, a pair of shoes, pair of pants and enough shirts/underwear/socks for an entire week. It has two flaps that literally "buckle-down" all the main stuff so I have plenty of room on top any extra items and hygiene/liquid products. Here is a pick of the flaps I am talking about:
Here is a link to the $99 suitcase. http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature%E2%84%A2-21.5%22-Expandable-Upright-Carry-On.product.11760915.html
Also remember anything you cant fit into your carry on, you can still try and fit into your book bag. Many people forget you can bring one carry on bag & one personal item (briefcase, bookbag, large purse, etc). I highly suggest the bookbag as I can generally put my business portfolio, laptop, extra cables, USB thumb drives, adapters & connectors, headphones, spare credit cards, ID, passport, house/car keys, change, etc in my bookbag.. along with additional stuff. That way I can breeze thru the security line without pulling a bunch of shyt out of my pockets. And because the bookbag is on my back while travelling, its as secure as my wallet would be.Edited by Daekwan - 2/25/13 at 8:22am