Okay, I admit. I usually cheat. Typically when I go to Florida, I send my toiletries and other hard-to-pack items down with my parents. Easy enough to pick up at their place near the beach and makes flying a lot easier. This year I'm going down in October, when they'll be back in Ohio. I'm also going on a very SHORT trip, so I'd like the conveniece of just dumping the neccessities in my carryon. Seems silly to pay for bag fees when I really don't have that much to take. Anyone ever travel this way? advice, regrets, etc? All the rules about what you can and can't take on the plane with you make me wonder if I'd be better off paying the fee and checking a bag.