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ORDinary
04-09-2018, 08:47 AM
I'm in the market for a new bag for my iPad, headset, flashlight, QRH, etc. Can anyone who uses a Brightline tell me what size they use and if they like it? I don't really want a backpack (personal preference, not judging), but if anyone else had any other recommendations I'd appreciate it.


PRS Guitars
04-09-2018, 09:10 AM
I use a luggageworks stealth flight cube in the summer and stealth EFB in the winter. The EFB is bigger, and I carry more in the winter. Itís a great bag and the price is right at $79 & $89. Both have good spots for the iPad and QRH, if I bought just one, definately the EFB since itís bigger. The EFB has a compartment for a small coffee thermos too.

I actually was wanting a Brightline, but decided it was to ďpilot tacticalĒ looking for me. I like a more subtle look.

AFTrainerGuy
04-09-2018, 10:43 AM
I have the LW Stealth flight tote and love it. On a simple overnight, I can just take it and leave roller at home. Plenty of room for extra crap to be put it it which I use more than I thought I would.


Name User
04-09-2018, 11:02 AM
I've never used the Brightline bag but this is another option that has a lot of room.

Aerocoast Pro Crew Flight Bag - MyPilotStore.com (http://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/9865?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgdb4t_Ct2gIVySaGCh1mngR3EAQ YBiABEgJUbPD_BwE)

ALF659
04-09-2018, 12:18 PM
I'm in the market for a new bag for my iPad, headset, flashlight, QRH, etc. Can anyone who uses a Brightline tell me what size they use and if they like it? I don't really want a backpack (personal preference, not judging), but if anyone else had any other recommendations I'd appreciate it.

I bought the B7-Echo but I only use part of it so the B-4-Echo would be all you need. It easily holds my laptop, iPad, QRH, Bose A-20 headset, chargers, snacks, and everything else I need.

PowderFinger
04-09-2018, 12:42 PM
I'm not overly impressed with my Briteline ... Zippers always coming open when they rub against something. A real pain when you are 'selected' in Germany and they insist every zipper be opened.

On the positive side ... When commuting on any of the dinky jets you can split the thing in half. I have never had a problem stowing it on those.

EMBFlyer
04-09-2018, 02:08 PM
If you're looking at Brightline, take a moment and look at Contrail Bags. He's one of our pilots and I can't speak highly enough about them. They're very well-made bags, not too pricy and he gives AA pilots a discount. I have the FL390 bag and I absolutely love it. Works great in the 737! Holds my laptop, iPad, DC Pro-X headset, giant QRH and more.

ORDinary
04-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Thanks everyone!

flydc
04-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Tumi has some good stuff and we get a 40% discount!

Battlinbear21
04-10-2018, 04:18 AM
Iíve absolutely love my smaller Aerocoast. Holds all personal items plus 2 iPads, laptop, bose, qrh, and room for more. Can be backpack guy, or slip over the posts. Has a coupling for J hook too which I use. Provides perfect counter balance for the long bag drag w min effort. APA gave us a contrail bag at the NH dinner and Iíd be happy to give it to someone if they really need or want one. Itís a great bag, and very practical. I just have my happy setup... and donít go changin.

nkbux
04-10-2018, 05:25 AM
Tumi has some good stuff and we get a 40% discount!

Iím not an AA guy... curious how you get the discount... is this exclusive to AA? Tumi is great stuff but very expensive!

Hubble15
04-10-2018, 03:20 PM
I have had a BrightLine bag for my GA flying for 5+ years. I like it a lot ... for GA flying. It's not set up well for my 121 flying: fewer, larger items. I have a Lugageworks Aurora Deluxe Tote that I bought a few years ago that works perfectly for 121. Fits underneath seat in front on deadheads, sits beside the seat OK while I'm flying.

Frip
04-10-2018, 05:37 PM
ContrailBags.com

Smallest one holds everything I need, sits on top of the small rollaboard, goes down the aisle without banging everything in sight, and holds up well even with my ham-handedness.

BriteLine gots too much moving pieces.

flydc
04-10-2018, 06:09 PM
Tumi discount is on JetNet. Delta has the same discount I think.

TallFlyer
04-17-2018, 05:23 AM
If you're looking at Brightline, take a moment and look at Contrail Bags. He's one of our pilots and I can't speak highly enough about them. They're very well-made bags, not too pricy and he gives AA pilots a discount. I have the FL390 bag and I absolutely love it. Works great in the 737! Holds my laptop, iPad, DC Pro-X headset, giant QRH and more.
This, especially if you're carrying a personal laptop, surface, etc. I've got two of varying sizes that I swap out depending on what hardware I need to carry.

Cheddar
04-17-2018, 06:43 PM
I have had a BrightLine bag for my GA flying for 5+ years. I like it a lot ... for GA flying. It's not set up well for my 121 flying: fewer, larger items. I have a Lugageworks Aurora Deluxe Tote that I bought a few years ago that works perfectly for 121. Fits underneath seat in front on deadheads, sits beside the seat OK while I'm flying.



I pretty much agree. I used my BriteLine in the reserves and loved it. It just was awkward for AA uses. I love the pockets, but the setup wasnít conducive to QRHís, my own quick reference book (APA flowcharts, misc crap), yellow vest and my iPad.

I fly mostly turns and it also got a bit heavy to carry around, especially if I carried even the minimalist overnight kit. I went to a L Luggage Works Aurora Rolling Overnighter. Itís not perfect, but can fit next to the AB seat and I can get stuff easier - but I do miss SOME of BriteLineís 10,000 pockets!


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Cheddar
04-17-2018, 07:41 PM
I wish BriteLine would make an overnight roller with vertical access to larger areas with a space for QRH and an iPad sleeve with the front pocket zippers/sunglasses holder.




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LiuPilot
04-21-2018, 05:58 PM
I've got an Aerocoast II cooler for sale! PM if your interested.