Originally Posted by Docflyer
Most people bring a normal 22-24" size rollerbag along with a smaller bag or backpack for laptop and misc stuff. Those that bring coolers usually have something that is small enough to fit under your seat in the cockpit. The one I have is collapsible and fits neatly behind my legs/under the seat. Your rollerbag and backpack will go in the rear baggage area below passenger luggage. Anything additional like a cooler or headset bag needs to go under your seat. When airlining you are allowed to check your bag as long as everything you need to fly is on your person (uniform, headset, documents) in case your luggage is lost. When I bring my cooler I use it for extra little snacks that I get at the hotel like fruit or yogurt. The only time I really go to the store to fill it up is when I've got an overnight trip to the Bahamas or one of the islands further south. Food is ridiculous expensive down there.
Awesome information! Thanks!
I have a few questions to expand on your information though. I was under the impression that you kind of went wherever the company needed you, and didn't know where you would end up or for how long. Is that not the case? Or is Bahamas flying typically different, giving you a foreknowledge of where you'll be for a few days.
Also, in regards to uniforms, what is the companies uniform policy? How many do they provide and/or is there an allowance?