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Old 10-06-2022, 06:12 PM
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I have a ATP-CTP start in January.

I am curious about luggage size lol. Iím planning on flying the CRJ to get DTW as a base but I heard the CRJ doesnít have much space.

I am wondering about brands, sizes, what pilots bring on a trip? Iíve seen YouTube videos, but Iím looking for recommendations from people doing this currently. So I can possibly ask for some of it for Christmas or something possibly.

Iíve seen luggageworks and curious about size, Iím sure the 22 inch? What about coolers? I have flight bag by brightline as I like the ability to modify it over time.

I would love opinions. Thanks!


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Old 10-11-2022, 08:12 PM
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22 inch luggage works will fit. Iíve down 4-5 day trips in my overnight stuffed in the CRJ 200 overhead bin before. Takes some persuasion but will work. Side pockets are fine to get just donít expect to having much in them for the 22 inch to fit. As far as coolers, I have the electronic/cooler combo and it fits the bill as well. I can pack 4-5 ďlunchesĒ and still have room for EFB, headset and other misc things. Youíll learn what needs to be there and what doesnít once you start. Good luck January!
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The round ones donít fit
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Old 10-12-2022, 03:56 AM
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For a food cooler and electronic flight bag, I have the Aerocoast Pro EFB + Cooler Combo. It's worked well for me, keeps my food cold and keeps me from having 3 bags. Space for a headset on top and the company issued iPad on the side. Fits perfect next to the seat in the ERJ.
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Old 10-12-2022, 04:54 AM
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For a food cooler and electronic flight bag, I have the Aerocoast Pro EFB + Cooler Combo. It's worked well for me, keeps my food cold and keeps me from having 3 bags. Space for a headset on top and the company issued iPad on the side. Fits perfect next to the seat in the ERJ.

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Old 10-14-2022, 05:42 PM
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Thanks!!

I have a problem with packing too much into my flight bag as a "just in case" lol
I will probably want to get that down to the essentials to save on everything I have to carry around.
I am sure I will learn about what I need and don't need fast enough by watching captains and what they take with them.
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Old 10-17-2022, 08:39 PM
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i fly the CRJ. or really what I do is sit reserve and don't fly the CRJ. i use the 22"aurora bag. everyone else has the stealth series. heard the metal frame bag bends and the plastic is lighter and doesnt get bent out of shape. couldnt handle spending that much on luggage though. so far the aurora is working fine.

i use the luggage works electronic / cooler combo cube, that thing is legit.
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The round luggageworks seems to anger people at first sight.
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Old 10-18-2022, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mrpilotsir View Post
I have a ATP-CTP start in January.

I am curious about luggage size lol. Iím planning on flying the CRJ to get DTW as a base but I heard the CRJ doesnít have much space.

I am wondering about brands, sizes, what pilots bring on a trip? Iíve seen YouTube videos, but Iím looking for recommendations from people doing this currently. So I can possibly ask for some of it for Christmas or something possibly.

Iíve seen luggageworks and curious about size, Iím sure the 22 inch? What about coolers? I have flight bag by brightline as I like the ability to modify it over time.

I would love opinions. Thanks!


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You spoke exactly to what I have used for years- and continues to work on the 73.

-Luggageworks 22Ē works on all regional jets. Empty your side pockets for the 200.
-Stealth cooler is great. Some food. Some snacks. And enough beer for those late arrivals to the hotel.
-Brightline is boss.

Watch Black Friday deals. I bought my cooler at a decent discount. But Iím not sure how well stocked sellers areÖ itís a different world now
Some guys/ladies mange with two bags, I bring running/work out gear and pack lunches. Thatís an automatic three. Which is fine.

Most important- buy and pack a black windbreaker type jacket. Stow side pocket on the 22Ē. On commutes/deadheads lose the tie and pull on the jacket so youíre instantly incognito.
And Bose QCs. Sitting in back with those on shuts the door to endless pax conversations. Usually. Not always!
Youíll deadhead more then you think. And when you do, get on first so your bags stay with you.
Got off topic. Good luck! I really enjoyed Atp/ctp. The only sims in your career that donít threaten it.
PS- Iím a coffee drinker but have come to enjoy green tea in the cockpit. Wifey says itís better for me. Perhaps you too.
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Old 10-26-2022, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by R0GER BALL View Post
You spoke exactly to what I have used for years- and continues to work on the 73.

-Luggageworks 22Ē works on all regional jets. Empty your side pockets for the 200.
-Stealth cooler is great. Some food. Some snacks. And enough beer for those late arrivals to the hotel.
-Brightline is boss.

Watch Black Friday deals. I bought my cooler at a decent discount. But Iím not sure how well stocked sellers areÖ itís a different world now
Some guys/ladies mange with two bags, I bring running/work out gear and pack lunches. Thatís an automatic three. Which is fine.

Most important- buy and pack a black windbreaker type jacket. Stow side pocket on the 22Ē. On commutes/deadheads lose the tie and pull on the jacket so youíre instantly incognito.
And Bose QCs. Sitting in back with those on shuts the door to endless pax conversations. Usually. Not always!
Youíll deadhead more then you think. And when you do, get on first so your bags stay with you.
Got off topic. Good luck! I really enjoyed Atp/ctp. The only sims in your career that donít threaten it.
PS- Iím a coffee drinker but have come to enjoy green tea in the cockpit. Wifey says itís better for me. Perhaps you too.
I have heard people say online that many people can pick you out as a pilot just because of the LuggageWorks bag haha
I like the insights of your extra info tho!! thanks!

Does anyone have any experiences with Briggs & Riley bags? I know they are expensive but price is the only thing I have heard that is bad about them, it seems like once someone gets over the price they love the bag and the free fixing if anything happens to it.

The main usability difference seems to be the "tri fold garment folder" which would keep shirts and pants nicer maybe?
On a 3-4 day drip, how many backups to your uniform do you bring?
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