The New York Times is reporting that Airlines are going to charge up to $25 to carry on an additional bag when you fly. As someone who flies somewhat often, and with the prices of airlines already so high, I can’t afford that.
I’ve been looking for a cute bag that I can just sling over my shoulder and carry my purse essentials, as well as my laptop. The problem is that all the bags I’ve found look very business-like and only have the shoulder straps – to carry it like a purse. Well, if you’ve ever raced through an airport (and I mean literally running to catch your plane) you know that you don’t want a big, bulky bag hanging off your shoulder.
Enter: REI. I conveniently work directly above the sporting-goods store, and finally found a bag I really like. This is my new Nikole Day Bag:
My computer fits perfect in it! Not to mention there’s a place for my water bottle (take an empty one through security and fill it up once you get to the gate), padded spot for my iPod, room for a magazine and a book and secret compartments for my plane ticket and other stuff. I love the color (I have it in Dusty Rust – it looks more maroon in real life than in the picture), especially with the girly, but not too girly flowers on it, and I can wear it as a backpack when I’m running around the airport. Woot. Woot.
I’ll test it out tonight when I fly to Oklahoma City and see how it does 🙂
AH!!!! I forgot to mention VITAL information about my new bag. It’s GREEN! It’s part of REI’s Eco-Sensitive Products and the description says the following:
“Sourced from old plastic bottles, post-consumer recycled PET polyester is tough enough to endure the daily grind and is gentle on the environment.” So. There. I’m Green.
“So. There. I’m green.” Quote of the day. LMAO.