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Fugu: The World’s Most Innovative Luggage?

Fugu: The World’s Most Innovative Luggage?

SuitcasesThe operative syllable in “luggage” is “lug.”

Even if you travel “light” you’ve still got to lug at least some luggage with you.

And how do you stuff enough clothes and other stuff for a two-week or longer trip into an airline “carry-on” size bag that will actually fit into an overhead bin or under the seat in front of you on an airliner?

Use space saving clothing compression bags?

Take a single pair of clean underwear and socks and wash out the one’s you’ve got on in your hotel room’s sink each night?

Take a larger suitcase, check it, and pay the airline bag fees?

Here’s another choice: Buy Fufu luggage.

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Getting Onboard with “The Passport Protector”

Getting Onboard with “The Passport Protector”

You’ve made it through rush hour traffic and arrived at the airport in plenty of time to avoid missing your flight to Europe.

You’ve made through the security checkpoint and get to the gate in plenty of time to avoid missing your flight to Europe.

Airport Screening
(Dan Paluska Flickr Photo)

You’ve made it all the way to the jetway entrance before learning that you won’t be going to Europe after all.

Why?

Passport
(Ho John Lee Flickr Photo)

Because your passport is so dinged up the airline won’t let you board the plane.

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Flylite’s Goal: One carry-on bag fits all overhead bins

Flylite’s Goal: One carry-on bag fits all overhead bins

SuitcasesYou’d think that all of the world’s airlines would have adopted a common standard for the size of carry-on bags that passengers can bring aboard. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says that

“The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag). Anything larger should be checked.”

But that doesn’t mean that all U.S. airlines will allow you carry on a bag that doesn’t exceed those total dimensions, nor does that “rule of thumb” necessarily apply to airlines based in other countries.

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