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Carry-on luggage is the way to go28 November 2011
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Scoblete: I always carry on my luggage. But I always pack it so tight I have no room to buy anything. I am not a big buyer, but once in a while I see something for the beautiful AP, who is essentially out of the Las Vegas scene, ever since she retired from advantage play when our youngest son graduated college. Now the way I dress is simple. I wear the same clothes every day. I have two pairs of pants, four shirts, and underwear and socks. Halfway through the eight-day trip I wash the clothes worn the four days before. Dominator cringes at my dressing habits as even his damn underwear is monogrammed. But I shower and I am clean.
Not2Soon: I fly American and they charge huge fees to check your bags.
Retired Ballplayer: Right on, I never bring luggage to Vegas either. Just a carry on. Don't have to worry about the luggage arriving 3 days later, because it took a detour to Zimbabwe. Get off the airplane and go straight to the limos or cabs.
Tooter: Retired Ballplayer never changes clothes anyway. He just brings a can of deodorant and a razor. No time to shower either!
Brothelman: Kurt doesn't [vulgarity] either so a change is not a required thing.
Retired Ballplayer: You rat! That's a Tornado secret [editor's note: The Tornados is a craps team.] At least my underwear isn't monogrammed.
Scan: Some friends now send their clothes ahead when they travel. I never did it but it is not a bad idea.
Yooow: Regards your clothes......do what I do. Toss 'em a quarter and tell 'em to go clean up! (The wife says I'm gross.)
Dominator: I have two pieces of luggage that I will check in on this trip. I usually only have one, but this trip I need some extra shoes. Everyone now brings their luggage on board as carry-on and there isn't room to put anything else that you might want to carry on up top. Come on people, who is for checking in?
Cool Lady Pat: I checked two bags for a short trip to New England to see both family and turning leaves. However, it was Southwest Airlines and no charge for first two checked items.
Yooow: I'm for checking in, Dom....... Yooow here, present and accounted for.
Steven C: Well, I'm with Dom. The less I have to carry waiting in those damn lines the better. Give the baggage clerk curb side the one duffel and be done with it. Who gives a flying fart if your bag is better traveled than you? Never ever carry anything more than your jacket, a book, and your ticket thru those damn security lines is my mantra. Anything else gives them reason to mess with you so they don't have to pay attention to Mohammed Atta. Pack light, 3 pants, 5 polo's, socks and unadorned underwear for the week. And unlike "Emelda Marcos Dominator," just the shoes I wear.
Jumbotron Ron: I'm for checking in. I never wear half the stuff I bring.
The Engineer: I am for checking. Hate doing laundry away from home and like to have a lot of different outfits. I am with you, Dom. No monograms on the underwear though.
Finisher: Dom, are those shoes like [name of individual who wears sky high shoes]? Are we going to see a taller Dom? Have a great time with the new bees.
The Griz: Maybe he's trying out the new shoe line that Brothelman is selling! The air is so thin up there!
Brothelman: What the heck do I need an entire bag just for shoes and then I need a bag for the matching garb to go with the shoes and boots. For the recent trip I had six different shoes or boots with me. Yes I check my luggage.
Dominator: Thank you people for agreeing with me about checking in luggage. I travel so much and it annoys me when I see people stopping everyone as they try to get to their seats stuffing a bag in the overhead! Everyone has to wait because some person needs to try to stuff an oversized bag! I know these extra charges suck for checking in bags, but I think it does make life easier. I want out of the plane as fast as I can and I don't mind waiting for my bag.
JB: Me too, I don't mind checking my bags. When I'm in Vegas I like to dress smart, neat, fashionable. I feel better when I'm dressed in the casinos and feel much more like a winner too. Sometimes I change several times a day! I even remember the days when we wore Tuxedo's, and I also enjoy that too. In fact I have a custom Tuxedo, just in case I have a function to go too that warrants wearing one. The other aspect of dressing nicely is that you are treated much better by casino personnel. More professional looking is better. And, when you are talking to your hostess or the suits, they treat you differently than someone wearing flip flops or stained shirts like some dirt bag low life.
Hard Ten: Everyone should be checking their bag in! How else can you take your practice rig with you?
Spidey: I never check luggage...used to drive a taxi...in my years as a driver I have seen waaay too many vacations spoiled by lost luggage. I hear that Einstein used to keep all the same suits in his closet so he didn't have to waste valuable time choosing his daily clothing. You are in good company Frank!
Not2Soon: I am a cheap bastard. I refuse to check my luggage now!
T-Burg: Last time to Vegas on Southwest there were no baggage fees. Carried mine on and it was great because there was all kinds of room in the overheads because everyone else checked their bags.
Butcher: I always check my bag but since most people don't it now takes for ever to get on and off the plane. My flight from Chicago was 15 minutes late taking off. Reason? Putting all the stuff that wouldn't fit in the overhead into some unseen storage. All those people were standing at the baggage carousel as I was leaving. I fly Southwest when ever I can.
Nick-at-Night: I used to carry on. Now I always check the bag. I bring a shirt or two for every day, at least 3-4 pairs pants; plus the other items. What the heck, I never know if I feel like button down shirts, polo or tee shirts when I am getting ready. I usually like something different when we go out to dinner. Now, when my WIFE COMES ALONG, we really got a problem. I need a small scale device cuz she goes right to the 50+ mark on her two bags. Then we got her huge carry on, her back pack, purse with games and stuff and all I got is a small carry on that has my laptop, earphones, a magazine and a few smaller items. When she goes I feel like I am packing for a European trip or two week cruise.
Finisher: My daughter started her trip home on 12/17 and she has now two of three bags that she checked on her flight. They called today saying the last one was found and she should get it tomorrow 12/31. So much for tracking numbers.
ACPA: And how much did she have to pay extra for her bags to get such special treatment?
Dr. Crapology: Fly Southwest - no baggage fees. Besides none of the above posters fly with my wife Alligator Rose. For a four-day trip to Vegas or else where, there are at the very least eight blouses, four pair of pants, three or four pair of shoes, the make up bag, a bag of rollers for the hair, a curling iron, etc. No way she can wear all of that for four days. You get the picture. But she is the best and well worth it. Besides I hate to carry bags on the plane anyway. I am with Steven C; it is easy to check anyway. I see some people carry on more than I take for a four day trip. Besides doesn't security take the items you can't carry on, such as a very small army knife, bottles of after shave, etc. I also hate it when some little old lady about 5 feet 4 inches tall can hardly drag her bag on the plane and certainly can't get it in the overhead bin. I have to do it for her. And frankly it angers me when she could easily check it. And remember it is Southwest and bags fly free. Just my $.02 worth.
Joey D: I travel so much for work (two days a week or so) that I have good status with Delta and all those "extras" are no charge (e.g., extra bags, heavy bags). BUT, I never check bags; just hate waiting for them at the destination! Dom, don't worry, a trip just requires my suit bag and my computer bag - both fit easily overhead (even on little 50-seater CRJs) and I'm never "that guy" holding up the line.
OneMoonCircles: If you rode a motorcycle you'd really learn how to "pack down." If I have to fly I still "pack down." My wife knew how to pack until she quit riding. Then it took Sampson to carry the damn bags.
Finisher: Still waiting for my daughter's last bag.
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