Forget Baggage Fees—Wear Your Luggage


I always wear my bulkiest shoes and coat on the plane to save storage space in my luggage, but it never occurred to me to pack my whole suitcase into my outfit to avoid having to check a bag (and pay the fee). Who even knew wearable luggage even existed?

Those who hang out on FlyerTalk, that's who. Their suggestions range from the eminently practical (LL Bean’s tropic-weight travel vest, which looks fairly normal other than having a ton of pockets), to the “Whoa, hope that won’t be sitting next to me” Jaktogo, fashionably available in denim or faux leather.

Will these clothing/luggage hybrids ever pose a real threat to airlines’ baggage fees? I seriously doubt it. But I do have a lot of travel coming up in the next few weeks, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for suspiciously bulgy pockets!

In the meantime, feast your eyes on some of the alternatives now available:

Discuss this Blog Entry 2

on Jul 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing this. It would be hassle-free for those who hate bringing bags. Let me share something about airline fees. Airlines charge a great deal in fees and generally don't lower airfare prices very often, which many air travelers are not happy about. Airfare rising is a fact of life and several big carriers have indeed been raising airfares again lately. I hope this serves as a reminder prior to your travel.

on Jan 14, 2015

If you travel a lot, you use luggage. It doesn’t matter if it is for business, pleasure or sport, long trips or short, you need something to carry your stuff. Not only do I travel frequently, I travel with a lot of stuff. Some business travelers pride themselves in never checking luggage, and if you are one of these, you can probably stop reading. If all you do is carry-on, then the quality and features of your carry-on are very important.

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