Do You Check Your Luggage? Or Carry On?

Do You Check Or Carry On?

  • Check All Baggage Thru?

  • Carry On All Bags?

  • Check Large Bags; Carry On Smaller One


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mtblujeans

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 25, 2004
When your vacation travel involves an airline, do you check your luggage or take a bag small enough to carry on?
 

SC Minnie

I'm no quitter - Are we there yet?
Joined
May 18, 2001
Always carry on a small bag with my toiletries and a change of clothes- or at least underwear. OK-- I am paranoid that my bags will be lost.
 

Christine

DIS Veteran
Joined
Aug 31, 1999
We pack our entire family's clothes into this MASSIVE suitcase. I then pack some smaller ones which contain medications and "essentials" that I wouldn't want to be without or lose (like my makeup). That's it.
 

Chicago526

<font color=red>Any dream will do...<br><font colo
Joined
May 6, 2003
Check large, carry small. The small has a change of clothes, swim suit, p.j.'s and toiletries, meds, and my camera. This is in case they lose the bag I've checked, I have a change of clothes, something to sleep in, I can take a shower, and can still go to the pool while they track my bag down. The meds and camera are self explanitory, of course!
 

oogieboogie

<font color=darkgreen>If all else fails... reboot!
Joined
Nov 2, 2003
If I travel alone, I usually carry-on, except when I had to do trade shows then I checked a large suitcase and had a small carry-on.

When I'm travelling with the family, then it's both. Check the large baggage and carry-on the small item.
 

lab_girl

used to have cool tags here...
Joined
Apr 18, 2005
Check the big ones and carry on a small bag each. We've had our bags 'travel on without us' :sad2: so now we keep anything we will NEED for the 1st 5 hours in our 'carry-ons'
 

Tigger_Magic

I am opinionated, independent-minded, self-righteo
Joined
Mar 18, 2005
I check everything. After traveling for more years than I care to admit for both business and leisure, the airlines have "lost" my luggage only 1 time and even then it was delivered about 4 hours after I got to the hotel.

My wife usually has a small carry-on bag.
 

joshsmom

DIS Veteran
Joined
Nov 19, 2003
Check large--carry on small. We overdid it this time though--we had to BUY another large suitcase to bring stuff home!!! Never had to do that before--but we had a fabulous time!!
 

Amberle3

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Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Most times - depending on the destination and the length of stay - I can get away with just a carryon bag. If there aren't massive temperature changes between day/night, if I'm not expecting to do a fancy dinner and need several changes of shoes, then I can get everything I need for a 7 day trip in a carryon bag.

It helps to severely limit souvenir shopping for one thing!

Otherwise I pack essentials and a change of clothing in the carryon, and everything else in a case that gets checked.
 

disneysteve

DIS meet junkie
Joined
Sep 29, 2002
We generally do both. Simply too much stuff packed for a week-long vacation to get it all into carry-on bags. DW and I have taken a couple of trips where we managed to do just carry-ons but we were only going for a few days to a very casual destination so not much needed to be packed.
 

EltonJohn

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Joined
Jan 29, 2003
When travelling alone it's usually carry-on. Ever see "Meet the Parents"? lol

If travelling with my parents it's both.
 

helenabear

<font color=deeppink>There is hope for the helples
Joined
Oct 23, 1999
Depends on how long I am gone & where/when I am going. Obviously winter clothes take up more room so i need more luggage. My last trip was done carry on only, and if I can, I do prefer to do it that way.
 

Micca

SAHG: Stay At Home Grandfather
Joined
Dec 5, 2000
I carry on the small bag which really is pretty small(fits under the seat in front of me, no problem). I don't put anything in checked bags that I couldn't do without for 24-48 hrs. :)
 

YourMajesty

<font color=red>Always makes a point to sleep in h
Joined
Sep 23, 2003
We like to check everything. DH and I carry backpacks for snacks, medicine, camera, games for the kids etc.. I should carry a change of clothes but we've never had our luggage lost. I guess we will learn the hard way.
 









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