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Old 11-13-2006, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking into buying a map case and some luggage to take on the road with me when I start flying the line. Any suggestions would be great. I'll be in the CRJ-200 and I hear they have a great spot for the map case and there are map cases that fit perfect. Any help from any CRJ drivers would be great.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im looking into buying a map case and some luggage to take on the road with me when I start flying the line. Any suggestions would be great. I'll be in the CRJ-200 and I hear they have a great spot for the map case and there are map cases that fit perfect. Any help from any CRJ drivers would be great.

What's a map case? Do you mean a flight case? If you do, purdy neat ballistic is a good case. Plenty of pockets and very durable for about $150. As far as a roller I've got a travel pro like most guys in the business, but there's other stuff in the market that will probably be more durable. The difference is the travel pro runs about $110 and is payroll deductible.

Here's a site for the flight case:

http://www.stopoverstore.com/product...nid2/15/nid/16
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah....flight case I guess....I'm still learnin the "airline" lingo..
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Most airliners have the same size spot for flight cases so anything you buy that is made for an airline pilot should fit. Like previosly stated, some of the ballistic nylon bags offer great bang for the buck. I like my scott leather case. I would stay away from the exterior metal frame luggage bags. They are very trendy, very expensive and every RJ pilot has one. IMHO You're better off getting a travel pro bag.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Most airliners have the same size spot for flight cases so anything you buy that is made for an airline pilot should fit. Like previosly stated, some of the ballistic nylon bags offer great bang for the buck. I like my scott leather case. I would stay away from the exterior metal frame luggage bags. They are very trendy, very expensive and every RJ pilot has one. IMHO You're better off getting a travel pro bag.
I disagree. The exterior metal frame bags will sure take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. What sold me was talking to a United pilot who was buyinga replacement for his "piece of sh!t Travel Pro" (his words, not mine) and getting the exterior metal frame bag. I'd rather buy one bag and have it last 6 years than have to go back every 6 mos to have my bag fixed and get stuck with a loaner and then buying a replacement every 2-3 years. In my opinion you get what you pay for. If you want to go cheap, do it but do it knowing that doing it will mean your stuff will not last.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Stopoverstore.com A selection including the Purdy Neat that someone above mentioned.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well I dunno but I will say that My Jepp one is pretty badass and make sure that you do your sticker presentation carefully, some guys just slap on stupid stickers in rediculous places. If ya want some pointers Ill email ya apic of mine, its done quite tastefully
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Purdy Neat Stuff from Stopover store. Flight case (without wheels) fits perfectly in the 145 and from what I understand the CRJ 200. The exterior metal frame luggage (I think it's called the "Stealth" something or other) from them is also your best bet as well. While it's pricey, it's guaranteed for life, so it'll be the first and last time you have to buy one. If anything ever breaks, you can send it back and they'll fix/replace it for free. In the meantime you can bust out that travelpro to get you back and forth
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I understand the "get what you pay for" mentality. However, as a stop gap what is the best for the buck? I have no desire to spend half of my paycheck on luggage, chart bags, etc. I'd rather wait for a little more disposable income and eat a little better in the short term.
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I understand the "get what you pay for" mentality. However, as a stop gap what is the best for the buck? I have no desire to spend half of my paycheck on luggage, chart bags, etc. I'd rather wait for a little more disposable income and eat a little better in the short term.
That mentality makes very little sense. You're saying you would rather buy a $80 bag AND buy a $250 bag 6 mos to a year later? If you can payroll deduct it, do it. Thats an interest free credit card. If you can't, go apply for an interest free credit card. I guess you could use a garbage bag and just toss your stuff in there and carry it over your shoulder. That might be your best bet.
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