News and notes from around the interweb:
- I asked y’all what carry on bag I should get and am still conflicted but here’s a pretty good answer.
- So easy to forget, we were warned that the AAdvantage program would probably change four years ago.
- New seats that ‘twist’ with the body’s movements promise to make long haul flights more comfortable (HT: Alan H.)
- Interview with the chef for JetBlue’s Mint class
Taking the loss of moisture through heating in a convection oven onboard as well as the time from preparation to service into account was super important when building the menu. Braised fish or meat or dishes that have a sauce component do best with the heating process and are always a great result. Sous vide preparation is something that isn’t widely used, but we have brought it into our arsenal as a way to combat moisture loss for food on-board.
- Etihad Dealt Defeat on Air Berlin Code-Shares by German Court
- On Wednesday a United 737-900 from Seattle overran the runway at O’Hare “and came to a stop on the paved surface of the runway end safety area about 110 meters past the end of the runway. There were no injuries, a number of runway lights were damaged.”
- Twelve signs you might be a terrorist.
I have traveled with the old, non-spinner, B&R international wide-body carry-on ever since they started selling the bag and it’s a real work horse. I have yet to be turned away from carrying it on any flight, anywhere — except RJs (I admit it might be harder these days, but up front you’ll probably still get way with it). The warranty is fantastic and B&R has never balked at fixing any damage on any of the bags I’ve owned– no matter what or who caused it (I also have a regular 24″ suitcase). I bought the bag after Hartman refused to fix something that was clearly a defect and never regretted it for a second. But after picking up an inexpensive, super light and teeny cabin sized samsonite spinner (but the quality can’t compare) to carry home some extra purchases when I was on a trip with only a small backpack, I’ve decided I need the spinner version in my life. They’re just so much easier to move.
concerning the carry-on bag, the specs on it say 21″ high, 15″ wide, and 9″. American airlines carry-on says 22 x 14 x 9 in so it’s 1 inch too wide
The article is right. You simply cannot beat B&R. I have put ~500,000 miles on my B&R International carry-on and other than a few scuffs it is like new. I stack all manner of other things on it, stuff it to the gills, roll it down stairs, and pick it up by the extended handle. It never complains, rolls over anything, and pretty much can’t be knocked over. You won’t regret buying one. They are pretty much the same price everywhere, but if you buy it from eBags you can get cash back (via eBates) and reward dollars.
Looks like a pretty good deal, Gary.
@Micheal – I fly 100k miles a year on American, and have never once been told my bag was too big. It fits in the overhead, whether its an MD-80 or 737 (and ditto on all the larger aircraft), without any issue.
Gary, after all the good advice you’ve provided, I’m glad to repay the favor in a very minor way. I don’t have the same B&R bag described in your post, but have been very happy with the very durable, very functional ones I’ve had over many years. The only reason I’ve even had to have more than one is as my approach to travel and destinations (including more travel to more carry-on stringent European countries) has changed I’ve moved toward smaller bags. Getting a free, minor repair on one bag many years ago was no problem, though I believe I had to wait a couple of weeks for it to be returned.
Happy New Year to all!
Steve, I’ve been happy with my old 2-wheel B&R as well, very high quality build