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(The Atlantic Cities)   Irish engineer invents $110 jacket that unfolds into bag with 33-lb capacity, allowing you to evade airline bag fees and carry-on limits as you simply wear your shiat onto the plane   (theatlanticcities.com) divider line 45
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2012-09-01 06:45:28 PM
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2012-09-01 07:13:21 PM
Like the TSA wouldn't shoot someone on sight if they saw someone wearing that.
 
2012-09-01 07:18:11 PM

Mugato: Like the TSA

Mr. Blackwell wouldn't shoot someone on sight if they saw someone wearing that.

And with Uggs, like that girl on the right? Please, honey.
 
2012-09-01 07:21:24 PM

Dallymo: Mugato: Like the TSA Mr. Blackwell wouldn't shoot someone on sight if they saw someone wearing that.

And with Uggs, like that girl on the right? Please, honey.


RAAAAWR!
 
2012-09-01 07:25:48 PM
This is kind of a cool idea, but , I doubt one would want to wear this in the expert traveler lines for the security checks...
 
2012-09-01 07:37:09 PM
Yeah, nothing says "Extra security screening" like wearing something that looks like that.
 
2012-09-01 07:43:04 PM
I have a commercial carry-on bag that I used to call my "purse". It holds two days worth of socks, underwear, hygiene items, food, valuables, and essential electronics, and fits perfectly under the seat in front of you. I have not had to use it in 11 years, thank GOD. I highly recommend getting a bunch of uber-wealthy clients and flying in their private jets in lieu of flying those horrible commercial carriers.

/why do you suppose they call them common carriers
//moooooooooo
 
2012-09-01 07:44:39 PM
TSA to have a little fascist cry & shiatfest over this in...3..2..1
 
2012-09-01 07:46:47 PM
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Could I BE wearing any more clothes???
 
2012-09-01 07:47:38 PM
mycotopia.net 

/see, 'cos he's Irish
 
2012-09-01 07:53:16 PM
Done, and done better, here:

ScottEVest Carry-On Coat

More expensive, but their stuff is great.
 
2012-09-01 07:55:43 PM
Pfft, just take it off when you go through security.

Security really isn't that big of a deal unless you're a complete idiot that's never done it before.

/I fly enough, I should know.
 
2012-09-01 07:56:36 PM

Captain_Sunshine: Done, and done better, here:

ScottEVest Carry-On Coat

More expensive, but their stuff is great.


If it's not raining out, that jacket simply screams "cavity search".
 
2012-09-01 07:57:43 PM

semiotix: [mycotopia.net image 328x240] 

/see, 'cos he's Irish


I wonder how many cans of Guinness, bottles of whiskey, and packs of John Player Blues you could fit into one of those . . .
 
2012-09-01 08:05:40 PM
There are only 2 times when I check my luggage.

1) If I'm traveling somewhere for more than 1 week (in which case, I need to go up to the full 55 pound limit).

2) If I'm traveling somewhere that's a duty free port (because I intend to bring back liquor, usually a fine rum).
 
2012-09-01 08:07:18 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Captain_Sunshine: Done, and done better, here:

ScottEVest Carry-On Coat

More expensive, but their stuff is great.

If it's not raining out, that jacket simply screams "cavity search".


Doesn't every cavity search come with screaming?
 
2012-09-01 08:22:27 PM
*not to be used for shoplifting.
 
2012-09-01 08:27:05 PM
Aren't those too big to fit in a seat? They'd throw you off like you're Kevin Smith.
 
2012-09-01 08:36:51 PM
A better solution would be to vacuum-pack your clothing and pack the now much slimmer items in your carryon. It would be heavy but the concern with carryon is conforming to maximum stowing dimensions rather than weight.
 
2012-09-01 08:43:58 PM

carrion_luggage: A better solution would be to vacuum-pack your clothing and pack the now much slimmer items in your carryon. It would be heavy but the concern with carryon is conforming to maximum stowing dimensions rather than weight.


carrion_luggage: A better solution would be to vacuum-pack your clothing and pack the now much slimmer items in your carryon. It would be heavy but the concern with carryon is conforming to maximum stowing dimensions rather than weight.


I thought we'd found this workaround, too. Turns out a lot of european airlines frown on your shenanigans. They actually enforce the rules on carry-on weight limits.

/Mad re-packing party at the check in.
 
2012-09-01 08:51:37 PM

carrion_luggage: A better solution would be to vacuum-pack your clothing and pack the now much slimmer items in your carryon. It would be heavy but the concern with carryon is conforming to maximum stowing dimensions rather than weight.


Kind of a problem if they decide they need to search your vacuum packed bags.
 
2012-09-01 08:52:59 PM
I see travelers taking this along with a carry on for the extra space, walking on the plane, and immediately trying to stuff both this and their carry-on luggage in the overhead bin.
 
2012-09-01 08:53:58 PM
like the TSA wont shiat bricks over that. However, Mega bus Booze Trip 2013, here I come.
 
2012-09-01 09:46:03 PM
And comes with a complementary anal screening by the TSA!
 
2012-09-01 09:48:15 PM

Arctic Phoenix: Pfft, just take it off when you go through security.

Security really isn't that big of a deal unless you're a complete idiot that's never done it before.


Every airport needs separate lines for people who have demonstrated the requisite common sense for travelling so we can get through security nice and smoothly. It seems like there are just way too many morons.
 
2012-09-01 09:51:06 PM

RyansPrivates: Marcus Aurelius: Captain_Sunshine: Done, and done better, here:

ScottEVest Carry-On Coat

More expensive, but their stuff is great.

If it's not raining out, that jacket simply screams "cavity search".

Doesn't every cavity search come with screaming?


I would not give them the satisfaction. I would moan in ecstasy and scream MOAR MOAR MOAR when the fist when in. Then I'd give them all $20 bills afterward, and maybe even bum a cigarette and light up in the terminal.
 
2012-09-01 10:42:20 PM

nytmare: *not to be used for shoplifting.


Yeah, I kinda think the gypsies/tinkers already invented this coat.
 
2012-09-02 02:06:32 AM
f00.inventorspot.com
 
2012-09-02 03:47:36 AM

Captain_Sunshine: Done, and done better, here:

ScottEVest Carry-On Coat

More expensive, but their stuff is great.


This. I don't have any but know some folks who travel a lot and swear by these clothes. (I think PERL guru Randal Schwartz might be one of them.)

And if you really want the cavity search, they even have boxer shorts with extra pockets. (Modeled by their CEO, apparently.)
 
2012-09-02 04:12:00 AM

carrion_luggage: A better solution would be to vacuum-pack your clothing and pack the now much slimmer items in your carryon. It would be heavy but the concern with carryon is conforming to maximum stowing dimensions rather than weight.


o.O the most obscure thread appropriate Fark handle in the history of obscure thread appropriate Fark handles?
 
2012-09-02 04:32:38 AM
Avoid Airline Fees With This Wearable Luggage
All it will cost you is your dignity.
 
2012-09-02 06:33:22 AM
I thought it was clever if not impractical, until I saw the guy be a douche to the airline rep. Jesus dude, just put the damn thing on...
 
2012-09-02 07:13:09 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I have a commercial carry-on bag that I used to call my "purse". It holds two days worth of socks, underwear, hygiene items, food, valuables, and essential electronics, and fits perfectly under the seat in front of you. I have not had to use it in 11 years, thank GOD. I highly recommend getting a bunch of uber-wealthy clients and flying in their private jets in lieu of flying those horrible commercial carriers.

/why do you suppose they call them common carriers
//moooooooooo



My company actually charters a small plane if we need to fly somewhere, its not really that much more than flying commercial, it gets you there on your schedule and you don't have some TSA idiot staring at our homebrew loopback plugs then screaming that it is a "IED" (Improvised Electronic Device) yes that is exactly what he called it. Also no theft of our test equipment that we can no longer carry on with us.
 
2012-09-02 08:12:02 AM
Here's one:

upload.wikimedia.org

Notice the juice box straps on the outside. Its a parent with small kids dream!
 
2012-09-02 09:01:47 AM
This is retarded.

Nevermind the extra security attention it will bring...when you get on the plane you'll be stuck wearing your luggage for the duration of your flight. You'd be better off NOT buying the stupid jacket and just wearing all your clothes.
 
2012-09-02 10:31:35 AM
I use my 3-day bugout bag from the military. Carries more than enough for a flight and overnight stay, and can fit under my seat (if not, the overhead).
 
2012-09-02 01:04:11 PM
If you can't afford a baggage fee, you can't afford to fly.

Peasants.
 
2012-09-02 04:34:45 PM
How to make youreself more hated by the other passengers. As if they didn't hate you for merely existing, now you're going to try to game the system by wearing a suitcase onto the plane. Are you going to sit their in it for 14 hours, flowing over into the aisle and your neighbour's seat(s)? You will be hated.

Are you going to try to take it off when you reach your seat, elbowing everybody around in eight directions and blocking the loading of the plane for twenty minutes, which might as well be all eternity? You will be hated!

Are you goiing to try to stuff it under your seat although it is now about the size and shape of a sleeping bag with a black bear cub in it? You will be hated!

Are you going to try to put it in the overhead bin which is already over-full with the stuff of the other jerks on the plane and which was orginally designed for a single ultra-slim briefcase (my theory is that the thinner the brief case the more powerful and high-ranking the person who carries it--you should be carrying absotulely nothing but an Apple Air laptop with a handy fold-down handle that turns it into a razor-sharp throwing ax.

YOU WILL BE HATED!

You can not game the avaition system. The aviation system is based on weight and not on where the luggage is stowed.

It is like the famous Boarding House mathematics devised by the satirist and humourist Stephen Leacock.

All space on an airplane is spoken for. There is no unused space for smuggled baggage.
If there were any free space on an airplane, the airline could be making more money--which is absurd.

Your luggage will weigh the same whether you are wearing it or it is on another plane, and you will ultimately pay the same price. The airline's profit will be the same. It's like the pricing of water in bars--the bar has to make the same profit from you whether you drink champagen, beer, water or coffee. The prices are adjusted accordingly if the bar owner has the wit of a Swifter(TM) broom.
 
2012-09-02 04:38:22 PM
The best thing you can do with luggage is throw it away. If you put it on another plane, it may arrive early, in which case it will be there for somebody to mislay, steal, or put underneath a pile of boxes containing depleted uranium industrial valves.

Only rich people may have the luxuries of space, time and comfort. They get these because it is good advertizing. Somebody has to look like they are having fun in those stupid ads for airlines.
 
2012-09-02 04:47:06 PM
Remember Brantgoose's Law: Whether you are dealing with bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs, fashion, or other goods and services, the rich and beautiful people are nothing but JUDAS GOATS. You are the paying customers. It is your bodies that are crammed into the abattoir of fashion and exploitation. It is your blood and money that are spilled for profit.

I hate them.

It's not just envy. It is disgust.

And that is why AbFab is such a funny show. Eddie and Patsy are not just fashion victims, they are fashion victimizers. They are hateful, silly, superficial, selfish, drink and drug besotted JUDAS GOATS. They are also the best drag queens in the business. The best and and wickedest gay female impersoators can't beat them at their own game because they are self-parodying.
 
2012-09-03 12:45:55 AM
Fark_Guy_Rob: You'd be better off NOT buying the stupid jacket and just wearing all your clothes.

This guy is all set for a two week trip.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-03 03:39:32 AM
Did someone say UFO backpack pants ?
 
2012-09-03 04:57:12 AM

brantgoose: Remember Brantgoose's Law: Whether you are dealing with bars, restaurants, hotels, clubs, fashion, or other goods and services, the rich and beautiful people are nothing but JUDAS GOATS. You are the paying customers. It is your bodies that are crammed into the abattoir of fashion and exploitation. It is your blood and money that are spilled for profit.

I hate them.

It's not just envy. It is disgust.

And that is why AbFab is such a funny show. Eddie and Patsy are not just fashion victims, they are fashion victimizers. They are hateful, silly, superficial, selfish, drink and drug besotted JUDAS GOATS. They are also the best drag queens in the business. The best and and wickedest gay female impersoators can't beat them at their own game because they are self-parodying.


I love what I've seen of AbFab. Haven't seen enough, really.

That said, last time I had to take a work trip I got Southwest. Coworker got Delta. (Different destinations, whatever was cheaper). I had abso-effing-lutely no problem with Southwest - plan your shiat ahead of time to check in early, etc., couldn't fit my damn towel in my one checked bag on the way back so threw it in a drawstring bag... 2nd bag, free of charge. Carried a backpack with essentials and my laptop case on board, no problem. Coworker had a hell of a time dealing with packing since she had to cover extra baggage fees herself (Right between winter and spring, so packing was a biatch for me and I *had* an extra bag to spare for free, if I wanted).

Also, if I saw anyone sitting next to me with a suitcase coat that somehow got past TSA, I'd probably punch them in the face.

/man, I love Southwest now
 
2012-09-03 01:51:08 PM
I got a leather bomber's jacket from Banana Republic before it jumped the shark. I wore it so much that the lining fell apart. I hired a tailor to redo the lining and asked after putting in large pockets inside the jacket. For 10$ extra, I had those pockets put in. Small camera, paperback, notebook, wallet, etc. all fit in there. Lots cheaper than buying that baggy monstrosity.
 
2012-09-04 07:51:25 AM
$110?

www.armyuniverse.com

This cost me $19.99 at a local army surplus store. It has 12, including one on the back
that, while intended to carry a camelback water pouch, is the perfect size to carry books
and papers. It is the perfect travel accessory and effectively doubles my carry-on luggage capacity.
 
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