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Nov 25, 19, 5:41 pm
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Posted By ordx

It's a nice idea in theory, but detachable wheels...

It's a nice idea in theory, but detachable wheels introduce some very vulnerable failure points to the bag. After taking a look at the pics of the Delsey luggage, I don't think I'd trust those...
Nov 25, 19, 5:33 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By ordx

Have you spoken with your insurance agent about...

Have you spoken with your insurance agent about getting a personal property rider on you home owner's insurance for these items? Of course you'd have to double-check the fine print to make sure loss...
Nov 22, 19, 8:31 am
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By ordx

Many brands offer something like this. Just...

Many brands offer something like this. Just search for "packable duffel". Two well-regarded options are the Tote-a-Ton from Samsung...
Nov 13, 19, 9:59 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 7,749
Posted By ordx

Why not just get a one ounce Nalgene bottle and...

Why not just get a one ounce Nalgene bottle and fill it with whatever shampoo you prefer? Their bottles are leak-proof and cost about $1 at major retailers like The Container Store and REI. They are...
Nov 13, 19, 5:47 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By ordx

I have this bag from Tucano...

I have this bag from Tucano (https://www.ebags.com/product/tucano/tugo-medium-travel-backpack/332420?productid=10511117). It's very well-made and it has a good-sized laptop compartment as well. But...
Nov 8, 19, 7:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By ordx

It's been reported in various media that the...

It's been reported in various media that the Plaza Premium lounge will be in A while the Centurion lounge that's also being built will be in C. As an example, here's a 2018 blog post...
Nov 7, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 33
Views: 7,229
Posted By ordx

There's also the Patagonia Tres 25L...

There's also the Patagonia Tres 25L...
Forum: Budget Travel
Nov 5, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By ordx

Just to clarify, you have a budget of 1000 USD...

Just to clarify, you have a budget of 1000 USD and you are currently in Poland? I don't think you need to restrict yourself to Europe. Looking at Google Flights, I see flights to Thailand and Vietnam...
Nov 5, 19, 8:20 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,593
Posted By ordx

Yes this might be the best solution. In fact, I...

Yes this might be the best solution. In fact, I see that the Humankind tablets that freecia linked to earlier also have Thymol, so they will probably work as well.

I was thinking that it would be...
Nov 5, 19, 6:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By ordx

I don't know about the Solano, but every review...

I don't know about the Solano, but every review I've seen of the Norvan suggests that it's relatively fragile and may not be abrasion resistant. I'd be wary of wearing it under a heavy pack.

As...
Nov 5, 19, 5:26 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,593
Posted By ordx

If you go to the Listerine product page and...

If you go to the Listerine product page and filter on the products that fight gum disease (https://www.listerine.com/products?field_product_symptom_tid%5B%5D=16), only the mouthwash comes up, not the...
Nov 4, 19, 8:01 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,229
Posted By ordx

Yes, I have this as one of my packable backpacks....

Yes, I have this as one of my packable backpacks. It's very sturdy although completely unstructured, and it's perennially on sale for 50% off.
Nov 3, 19, 9:30 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,593
Posted By ordx

Those products look interesting, but they don't...

Those products look interesting, but they don't list themselves as 'antiseptic'. I don't just want a mouthwash that just freshens breath, I want one which is actively fights germs.
Nov 3, 19, 1:11 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,229
Posted By ordx

I use the REI Trail 40, which despite its name...

I use the REI Trail 40, which despite its name works really well for traveling. In fact, I just returned from a three-week trip to Spain where I stayed in in at least 9 different cities, so I did a...
Nov 3, 19, 12:26 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 6,593
Posted By ordx

The only item I've really had trouble with is...

The only item I've really had trouble with is mouthwash. Even a two weeks supply is just too large to fit into any 3-1-1 bag.
Nov 3, 19, 11:09 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,313
Posted By ordx

There will be a Plaza Premium Lounge opening up...

There will be a Plaza Premium Lounge opening up in 2020 in Concourse A. It will be the first in the U.S. No word yet on whether they'll take Priority Pass, but most of their other lounges around the...
Oct 5, 19, 9:54 am
Replies: 1,310
Views: 395,056
Posted By ordx

Over Sydney

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Aug 13, 19, 2:32 pm
Replies: 365
Views: 110,854
Posted By ordx

The point is that rental agencies can and will...

The point is that rental agencies can and will come after you for damage long after you drop off the car, unlike what another poster claimed. I linked to the article I did because of the long time...
Aug 13, 19, 8:43 am
Replies: 365
Views: 110,854
Posted By ordx

Hertz certainly can come back and try to pursue...

Hertz certainly can come back and try to pursue you for damages even after they re-rented the car. It happened to me once for hail damage as I mentioned in an my post above and there are many more...
Aug 12, 19, 12:26 am
Replies: 365
Views: 110,854
Posted By ordx

When I had my accident I submitted to Chase the...

When I had my accident I submitted to Chase the online accident report which I filled out for the state, but I didn't include the form from the car rental company which I had also filled out. Of...
Aug 11, 19, 3:09 pm
Replies: 365
Views: 110,854
Posted By ordx

The issue for you is that there's a 60-day window...

The issue for you is that there's a 60-day window to notify Chase of an accident then then the claim form must be submitted within 100 days. It's possible that Hertz may take longer than that to...
Jul 8, 19, 12:48 pm
Replies: 838
Views: 441,697
Posted By ordx

Looks like they're going pretty fast. I think...

Looks like they're going pretty fast. I think there were about 25 items listed earlier, and now it's down to 15. I still do see one regular sized carry-on, a 22" Salsa Air spinner...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jul 7, 19, 2:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,470
Posted By ordx

I think you've given a short shrift to Portland....

I think you've given a short shrift to Portland. It's one of the few mid-size cities in the U.S. where a tourist doesn't need a car because of the excellent public transportation network. And while...
Forum: Budget Travel
Jul 7, 19, 1:23 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4,250
Posted By ordx

Are you familiar with the Google Flights map? You...

Are you familiar with the Google Flights map? You punch in your dates and it shows you prices for various locations around the world:

I did a quick check and I see a few possibilities that meet...
Jul 7, 19, 4:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,110
Posted By ordx

I saw this Nomatic Garment bag...

I saw this Nomatic Garment bag (https://www.nomatic.com/products/nomatic-garment-bag) the other day which looks interesting. It has an external hanger as well as nylon webbing on the back which can...
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