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Old 24th Aug 2010, 23:28
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Backpack versus company issued flight bag

Not sure where to post this one as it isn't too technical in nature.

Can anyone recollect if at their airline they were allowed to use a backpack versus a company issued (or possibly the company didn't issue a bag) flight bag while on duty for carrying all required items out to the aircraft.

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Old 25th Aug 2010, 05:01
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Doesnt fit the image.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 05:10
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Backpack versus company issued flight bag
You're not going camping, you are going professionally flying.
Stick with the flight bag.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 05:24
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Are you a school boy going to class, or a wannabe airline fashion accessory trendsetter?
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 09:06
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I've had a period that I used a very decent sleek black backpack. I was a few years younger, what did I know

Now I'm back to handbags. The image of a pilot's unifom, or any other suit for that matter, and a backpack just does not go well together, especially the huge schoolboy bags that some prefer to carry around both shoulders. (If you have to use a backpack, at least just hang it over one shoulder!!)
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 09:21
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What put me off the backpack was too many sodding pockets and pouches. I could never find stuff no matter how organised" I was. Otherwise it was perfect for the laptop and cables and doo-dahs. Sod what crusties think - I even overheard someone calling me quite trendy.

But it must be off one shoulder only and whatever you do don't go for a courier bag.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 09:23
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Get a shoulder style flight bag (Argos has a great one for 20 quid or so) same size as flight bag but soft so easier to store and doesn't get so heavy.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 09:27
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You could try a small wheelie-bin .. in black leather.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 09:49
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Positioning back from long haul with BA about four years ago, those nice people refused my flight bag as carry on because it didn't fit their box. Being reluctant to entrust my licence, company laptop etc to the hold, I ended up carrying them onboard in a duty free carrier bag. Ever since, I have used a rucksack. It squashes into any size,shape the jobsworths provide.

Also useful when the sun is shining and I go to work on the Triumph
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 09:52
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backback

I know two pilots who suffer slight to moderate back discomfort and had their medical examiner and family doctors write to the company recommending a backback rather than the hand carry or roller case (roller case did not fit in the flightdeck next to the left and right seats). It was accepted after pressure from ALPA and the company doctor. Give it a try, hell why you are at it, get the doctor to write a note that you need to have a shot of rum every few hours to calm your nerves too!! Company management hates doctors recomendations that run contrary to what the company wants!
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 11:57
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I flew for years with my KREABAG. Actually a bag for the gym but with pouches inside and separators. Great also for 1 - 2 day trips if you can have your books on laptop.

It is square size and fits exactly as a crew-bag. Nice as it is a soft bag for positionings in regionals with small hatracks.

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Actual company does not like it - image.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 12:16
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Try one of these

http://i30.twenga.com/fashion/shoppi...1177204976.png
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 14:41
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You're not going camping, you are going professionally flying.
Stick with the flight bag.
Agree 411A, the only camping I have ever done was with the scouts or when I go to certain nightclubs....LOL

In one company I flew with one Captain came to work with no bag at all - his headest and licence/passport were in his hat - he said it was pointless bringing anything else! (this was before the days of "budget" airlines not serving food/drinks ect to flight crew!)
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 17:34
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Most pilots in my company use notebook bags, those can be carried over one shoulder if needed, they are smaller than the usual flight bags and we don't have to carry on stuff anyways. Some simply carry their headset as that is all that's needed, at least on the boeing fleet, on the bus fleet not even that is needed. A few use backpacks, haven't heard a complaint yet, however we do not get issued company bags.
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