so this seems like it should be an easy thing to find… but so far, I haven’t had any luck!! Here’s the situation. I’m flying in a couple of weeks and trying to decide which bag/purse to bring as a “personal item” (NOT a carryon that would need to go in the overhead bin.) Alaska Airlines only lists the size for the carryon, NOT the personal item. (right here. It seems to be a lot harder to find out exactly what the allowed size is for a “personal item”, but one figure I’ve seen a lot is 9 in x 10 x 17.
The thing is that I would also like to get a new wheeled messenger bag for general, day to day use. the PROBLEM, though, is that it seems to be just about impossible to get a wheeled bag that will always fit into the “personal item”, has-to-fit-under-the-seat-in-front-of-you category (NOT a carryon.)
So here’s the question. Is there a messenger bag/purse/laptop bag/etc that:
– fits the “personal item” dimensions (9 x 10 x 17) (it can’t be larger than this-- this would NOT be a carryon but instead would be the personal item allowed in addition to the carryon)
– is wheeled
– but can ALSO be detached and carried separately? It seems like this is the trick to getting the bag to fit under the seat-- it has to be off the wheels.
(sorry… I know I’ve repeated “a personal item and not a carryon” a lot, but when I’ve asked this question elsewhere, there’s been some confusion about this!!)
Everyone on this board is so smart! I’m sure someone knows…