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Something for air travel - pencils ready . . .
#1
So far I have not used this, but . . .
I usually only take carry on bags now, however on my recent return to the far east, I found due to a request from a fellow limey in Pattaya for 250 Tea bags, I was short of space in my day pack carry on.
Not wanting to pay some expensive price for a lewis luton suitcase, I looked around for an alternative.
The problem with suitcases now is that the price is enhanced for status.
What is Louly Vooton suitcases really? they are just vinyl printed with a certain pattern.
They are certainly not worth $3100 for a pull along bag!
However walk into a Hilton pulling one of these and the staff will be drooling over you thinking that as you own that suitcase, you tip BIG.
My alternative - a tool box. No I did not buy one for this trip, because I filled my carry on bag - just.
When you have stopped laughing I will explain why a tool box is a good alternative.
They are tough, lockable, sometimes pull-alongs, and if you walk into the Hilton with one of these, the staff will just think you are some specialist technician for NASA.
https://ahjoo.com/top-best-portable-tool-boxes-reviews/
$40 will buy you a good one.


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#2
A very sensible suggestion Pete..........thinking inside the box is often underrated Rolleyes
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#3
However, if they ever become common as hold baggage on aircraft, it would not be long before certain people would scoff at a Dewalt, because they have a Stanley.

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#4
To be honest neither are a patch on Milwaukee Pete Dodgy
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#5
(06-18-2019, 08:38 AM)Deerstalker Wrote: To be honest neither are a patch on Milwaukee Pete Dodgy
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I did employ a small metal paper file box to transport liquids, and peanut butter, and things not allowed in the cabin.
The airline lost it. 
They delivered it to my hotel the next day.
Ah now there is something for those who might be embarrassed carrying a tool box.
Check in a lockable file box, and you appear to be a hot shot international business man.  Cool
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Martin Crane

"As God once said - and I think rightly . . ."
Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery

“Steady Monty. you cant speak to me like that. I'm you boss."
Dwight D. Eisenhower


"Remember gentlemen it is not just France we are fighting for, it's champagne."
Churchill 




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#6
Pete,..........you are an honest to goodness trendsetter no doubt about it Wink
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#7
I hope so Deerstalker.
Perhaps one day the passenger aircraft of the world will have holds full of toolboxes and file boxes.  Smile

Loowy Vooton will go bankrupt.

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"As God once said - and I think rightly . . ."
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“Steady Monty. you cant speak to me like that. I'm you boss."
Dwight D. Eisenhower


"Remember gentlemen it is not just France we are fighting for, it's champagne."
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#8
I wonder what that will mean to those companies producing all the fakes Confused
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#9
Nice idea, Pete. Luckily, my old, crappy luggage is still functional, but one day I may have to look into a toolbox. If I every stayed at the Hilton, I think a toolbox would look a little more classy that the luggage I have now.

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#10
The fake manufacturers will probably start producing fake toolboxes.
These toolboxes are also strong enough to be thrown around by the baggage handlers.
Another thought on the advantages of a tool box, a person could fill one with ice and beer, and go off for a day at the beach.
They could also function as a seat in a crowded airport.
Yep, a toolbox is the answer to modern air travel . . .

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"As God once said - and I think rightly . . ."
Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery

“Steady Monty. you cant speak to me like that. I'm you boss."
Dwight D. Eisenhower


"Remember gentlemen it is not just France we are fighting for, it's champagne."
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#11
(06-22-2019, 04:09 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: Another thought on the advantages of a tool box, a person could fill one with ice and beer, and go off for a day at the beach.


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(06-23-2019, 11:43 AM)Deerstalker Wrote:
(06-22-2019, 04:09 AM)Limey Pete Wrote: Another thought on the advantages of a tool box, a person could fill one with ice and beer, and go off for a day at the beach.


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I know and yet I am sleeping in a £10 room!
Few can see my brilliance Deerstalker.
You are truly most perceptive.
Will you be buying toolbox for your vacation then Deerstalker?
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"As God once said - and I think rightly . . ."
Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery

“Steady Monty. you cant speak to me like that. I'm you boss."
Dwight D. Eisenhower


"Remember gentlemen it is not just France we are fighting for, it's champagne."
Churchill 




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#13
(06-23-2019, 01:21 PM)Limey Pete Wrote: Will you be buying toolbox for your vacation then Deerstalker?

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 I have been for many years Pete, apparently we are both ahead of the curve  Smile
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#14
Oh you take your toolbox on vacation Deerstalker, but do you take it when you fly?
If so I would be interested in any reactions you experienced.
On my recent trip to the UK I carried a bedroll in Yorkrshire, however any tramp assumptions some had were probably cancelled out because i was wearing a GorTex jacket, and Timberland boots.
I would not care anyway. 
I would carry a bundle on the end of a stick over my shoulder of it suited me.
Just a thought. A plastic toolbox on wheel would be ideal to use to walk the Appalachian Trail Deerstalker - don't you agree?
Why suffer, sore shoulders heaving a back pack on the way?




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(06-24-2019, 12:34 PM)Limey Pete Wrote: A plastic toolbox on wheel would be ideal to use to walk the Appalachian Trail Deerstalker - don't you agree?

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I'm not sure that it's paved all the way yet Pete  Undecided
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