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London bound

We’re off to London with some Tom Bihn bags to test. The new Western Flyer would have packed at about nine pounds, but my college instructor wife decided she needs to get a little work done in the evenings: so add six pounds of MacBook Pro and a TB Brain Cell to my bag. The Brain Cell snaps in nicely but takes up a good bit of space. My bag is tight; hers is two-thirds full at best. She’s carrying the Aeronaut (which she packed to about 15 pounds) so I’ll do an update on it. Reviews expected by next weekend. Both of these bags will get a real workout since we have no reservations and will have to carry them around for a few hours.

Also - we’ll depart Heathrow on the second day of the new UK policy that will allow a personal item in addition to one carryon  (provided the terminals have the new x-ray scanners in place). I’m guessing Terminal 3 will have them, so we’ll have a report on how the new system works. 

The London weather won’t be great, but it was 10 degrees at my home this morning… 


Reader Comments (4)

Awesome.. really anxious for these reviews!

January 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephen Waits

Great! Really looking forward to the reviews. Especially curious to see some pics of inside of the Western Flyer and to read a review of the Aeronaut as used by a lady traveller.

January 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra

Be sure to do a London Walk for 6 GBP. My favorite is the Hempstead Heath Pub Walk.

January 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGarry

Count me in as well as someone looking forward to another good review.

January 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

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