This hideous jacket will at least help you avoid airline fees
— By Tyler Falk on February 13, 2014, 11:35 AM PST
The military has a vest that does the same thing. The Ranger Battalions have used the instead of ruck sacks.
In some cases like this, like when flying Allegiant, we just box up somethings and ship them to where we're going a few days ahead. Haven't tried that for overseas flights yet, but we're considering it. And the boxes/packages can be insured. If anything that valuable, we take pics first and send it Registered mail. So far ... so good!
That's really a backpack, in jacket format. Why not just call it a wearable backpack, which people already do, millions of them, every day, but the backpack isn't as hideous.
This is an idea which just takes something people use already, and refashioned it to look different.
Anyone who is that friggin cheap who would rather wear any of those hideous coats should just drive.
Too many people want everything for nothing.
I've used Scottevest jackets for years. They look conventional, have 20-plus pockets, and you can sit in an airline seat wearing them.
These jackets look like a TSA goon's wet dream. "Please step out of line and empty ALL of your pockets."
It's a game of wits. If airline companies can't make profits selling seats and hold us ransom with ancillaries, then we will find ways to avoid them. I give up. I'm just going to fly 1st class from now.
Ugh, doesn't look like you could actually get in a seat with that, so when you get on the plane, you're going to have to disrobe, and then find somewhere to shove it. What a pain.
The secret to Southwest's success is their quick turn-around time; the time it takes to get people off an arriving flight and re-loaded for the next departure. Since all of the other airlines have piled on with the baggage fees, the amount of stuff people now try to cram in the passenger cabin has drastically increased the time and stress involved getting the departing flight ready to go; it takes longer to board as nearly everyone now has carry-on luggage which they clumsily have to schlep through narrow isles as they seek back-and-forth for ever diminishing overhead space, and then spend an extra minute each trying to cram stuff into already full bins.
I have to believe that the other airlines have done the math and figured out that the increase turn-around time costs less than what they're collecting in baggage fees. If so, they've made the decision that annoying their customers has a better return than operating efficiently for everyone's benefit.
Hard to believe they missed Scottevest. All the pockets with none of the bulk.
These products basically flout the fact that you are wearing your carry-on, which is like asking the airlines to add jackets to their carry-on restrictions.
On most International flights, bag checking is free. In fact bag checking is free (not just for 1 or 2 bags) as long as you have one international segment.
I thought we all had to take our jackets off anyway. And they don't allow even a single piece of paper in your pockets now. So, jackets are already to be taken off and you already have to completely empty pockets.