Carry on only worth it?

Is going with just a carry on really as good as people say? Im doing a 6 month trip and planning to bring pic related (45L bag) and a small backpack for the whole thing. Does anyone have experience doing something like this? Was it worth the hastle? Thinking it might save me quite a bit on internal flights as well as save my back.

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely worth it just check limits with each airline you will fly with. What counts for carry on plus cabin bag. Also means 100ml liquids and sharps cannot be carried with you.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      To elaborate: disposable shavers or a butter knife style of small knife tends to be fine. Small nail clip also fine. Proper Swiss knife I wouldn't risk unless you have a dozen at home. Technically it's under 6cm blade lenght, but some airports still make a sport out of forcing you to dispose those.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        *razors
        What an ESL moment

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >
      Yeah it seems super annoying how every airliner is different, I think I should be okay for most from what I have seen.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    People forget that the benefits of traveling lightly don't end at the airport. You also avoid having to schlep around extra bags for the rest of your trip. This can be the difference between intercity train travel being misery or a breeze.

    In the extreme, I can't even imagine how you would handle a place like Koyasan if you brought more than a carry on and personal item. The town is accessed by funicular and you end up having to walk to temple lodgings.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I do Europe trips out of a ~25L backpack only, it's alright but the only benefit really is that it's much cheaper because the airlines all charge frick loads more to check a bag. It is not hard to wheel a suitcase around airports, train stations, 5 mins through the street to your hotel, etc. There is luggage storage everywhere for cheap if your hotel doesn't offer it for free but most do. Unless you are camping in remote places all the time requiring you to carry it on your back for hours on end (protip you probably aren't) then the whole "suitcases are so unwieldy and inconvenient" is a dumb cope by poors who think they're elitist. I have seen people "backpacking" with fricking backpacks larger than they are as a person which just seems much more inconvenient to me

      Also I recently saw what looked like every single suitcase that was being taken in carry on being thrown into the hold. They airline workers went around the gate seating area before starting boarding to tag every suitcase and then told them to leave them there as they went on the plane

      Put it in a locker for a couple of days in Osaka and living out of the 25L backpack you took in carry on would be better than carrying your stinky 50L backpack and all your crap to a remote town. You aren't fricking camping there mate.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Took a frickhuge suitcase and backpack to Japan and managed just fine.
      Sure I got a few deathstares from salarymen while lugging my shit around during rush hour, but it's not like they were going to comment on it.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You avoid geting drugs planted and end up being a blind mule.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >look mom I posted it again!

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't imagine anything about this being worse than your checked bag getting lost/damaged/robbed. Until it's a 0% risk I'm not handing my stuff over.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Replace the wheeled boomer bag with a backpack, and you're golden.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any reason why? I find that back packs kill my back

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        > Hurts my back
        You're carrying too much shit or you're a dyel
        > Rolling some mega autism back along the streets
        You're an immobilized cuck, just go to an all inclusive resort.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Boomers invented backpacking. Talk to any old idiot still slumming about the common room and they will tell you about it whether you want to know or not. Using wheels to get around is more convenient and an upgrade on the hobo meme old wannabe hippies seem to continue to cling to.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    definitely worth it
    save tons of money and hassle
    so many multi-leg flights will charge you separately for your bag from each airline, adding like 300 euros to a flight
    I brought checked luggage this trip and I'm regretting it badly, really makes booking flights a hassle

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