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    • Oasis1
    • By Oasis1 5th Jul 18, 2:49 PM
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    Recommendations for hand luggage (Ryanair etc)
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    Recommendations for hand luggage (Ryanair etc) 5th Jul 18 at 2:49 PM
    So I'm looking to invest in a good quality bag that I can take on as hand luggage for budget flights.


    I figure if I pay for one that lasts, I'll probably be breaking even after 1-2 flights just from the savings of not checking in luggage


    Any recommendations out there? Brands etc?


    Thanks!

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    • richardw
    • By richardw 5th Jul 18, 3:11 PM
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    Samsonite 4 wheel hard sided are good. If you get the 20cm one it also looks small. They are often on sale so have a good search.
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    Samsonite 4 wheel hard sided are good. If you get the 20cm one it also looks small. They are often on sale so have a good search.
    Originally posted by richardw

    Thanks Richard! Is this the one you mean? https://www.casepoint.co.uk/luggage-suitcases/samsonite-flux-55cm-cabin-spinner-black-detail

    • AlexMac
    • By AlexMac 5th Jul 18, 5:49 PM
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    The Samsonite looks robust, but it's pricey; we have used a pair of the smallest, cabin-sized "sub zero G" or "sub-0-G" (google "world's lightest luggage") for over 25 years, and the wheel has only just fallen off one of them.

    Only 20-30 at places like Argos or Matalan and they have proven very robust despite looking flimsy (but then, you probably won't get people chucking your cabin bag around the carousel?)

    But their big plus, in the days when Ryanair had (and sometimes enforced) a 10 kilo limit was that they really were light, half the 3-kilo weight of some rigid cases, so we could go away for a couple of weeks even in winter with carry-on only!
    • greyteam1959
    • By greyteam1959 5th Jul 18, 6:04 PM
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    Just buy a small cheap as chips rucksack type bag.
    I think I paid around 6 for mine.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 5th Jul 18, 6:33 PM
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    I bought this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01B2UY7TQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and have taken on board as hand luggage for weekends away though I don't know if it meets with Ryan Air's limits

    Hubby bought an Osprey rucksack to use as hand luggage.
    Lloyds OD / Natwest OD / PO CC / Wescott / Argos Card cleared thanks to the 1 debt v 100 day challenge


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    • richardw
    • By richardw 5th Jul 18, 6:37 PM
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    It is only 35cm wide, you are allowed 40cm.
    Last edited by richardw; 05-07-2018 at 6:44 PM.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 5th Jul 18, 6:51 PM
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    There are a few different models of hard case, have a good browse.
    https://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/bags-and-luggage/samsonite-klassik-55cm-blue-cabin-spinner-case/292306444.pd
    Last edited by richardw; 05-07-2018 at 6:56 PM.
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