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Two week holiday. Could you manage with one cabin sized case per person?

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NickiFury · 28/07/2015 13:30

I say yes, my Mum says no way and I am being ridiculous?

I will be able to do washing on the holiday. I just find massive suitcases really stressful and they slow us down.

Could you manage? Would you?

I know it's boring but it's consuming my planning for my Hols!

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Maryz · 13/08/2015 10:54

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NickiFury · 13/08/2015 10:59

In all flights I have been on Blue with multiple airlines, you can put a bag under the seat in front.

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GoodbyeToAllOfThat · 13/08/2015 11:01

I could, but I wouldn't want to.

What about liquids?

NickiFury · 13/08/2015 11:06

Travel sizes of no more than 100ml per liquid in a see through bag. Buy big sizes when you get there. I bought a travel set in Asda yesterday as it happens. Three 100ml bottles, one with a spray top and two little pots, in their own transparent case - £5.00

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GoodbyeToAllOfThat · 13/08/2015 11:12

I'm kind of product-obsessed so the liquid limitation and buying stuff there would not work for me.

Pre-9/11, before the liquid limitation thing I used to travel (without kids) for the weekend and love not having to check baggage.

SuperFlyHigh · 13/08/2015 12:27

reveal - i have the same Easyjet compliant bag - got a Tripp one - trick is to fold or take foldable ballerina shoes for example.

good point Nicki re the travel sets - Boots always do ones this time of year - Sanctuary or Nivea stuff etc.

I always used to panic about liquids and fitting stuff in so I buy stuff at Boots Gatwick but they never have the same ranges - or limited travel size stuff. I always use this as an excuse to try new ranges. when I get to france my mum has toiletries which we keep there or I just buy stuff in Intermarche.

hibbledobble · 13/08/2015 12:47

I did for a one week holiday to the sun. If there is a washing machine then 2 is completely doable.

Bunbaker · 13/08/2015 12:54

"The ridiculous thing is that Ryanair hold luggage is only 15 kg"

If you can't fit a week's worth of stuff with that weight limit you must be taking far too much. It helps to have a really light suitcase to start with. I have this one.

Bunbaker · 13/08/2015 12:59

Just seen the title was for a 2 week holiday. I could still pack for 2 weeks and stay under 15 kilos.

Lookingforwardtoholiday · 13/08/2015 13:10

I'm doing it this week as I don't like sharing a case and DH won't let me have a big one to myself. Having said that I'm putting all the toiletries in his case which he's sharing with one of the DC's. We will have a washing machine and drier but I've packed loads

SuperFlyHigh · 13/08/2015 13:13

I've got one similar to this:-

however I'll look at yours too Bunbaker what a bargain mine was close to £100

ivykaty44 · 13/08/2015 13:17

I could easily pack three day outfits, three evening outfits and then package all my makeup in bags for taking on board. BUT not sure I would want to....

Bunbaker · 13/08/2015 14:18

Mine has survived several flights BTW. It is unbelievably light.

keepitsimple0 · 13/08/2015 14:36

we do it all the time.

we've got two young DDs (8,6). one carry one each seems like plenty.

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cashewnutty · 13/08/2015 19:25

I would never go on holiday for two weeks with hand luggage. No ever. I like my own toiletries/makeup, i like my Babyliss big brush, i like good choice of clothes and shoes. I only go for weekends with hand luggage and even that is a stretch. Some people just don't travel light - i am one of them. You need to take your DM's wishes into account. It isn't you that needs to deal with a suitcase - just her.

maddy68 · 13/08/2015 20:02

I only ever take hand luggage and I always bring back stuff unworn.
Just roll up small don't fold.

exLtEveDallas · 13/08/2015 20:03

We've just come back (today!) from a 2 week beach hol and my answer is a resounding NO!

DDs case was about 15kg, mine was about 16kg and DH's was 17kg.

We didn't go mad (I don't think), took 7 'outfits' for evenings that we all wore twice, I had sarongs and swimming costumes (3) for the days, plus a 'shopping' outfit for days out. Same for DD. DH needed a bit more because he's a hot hairy bloke and deodorant can only do so much.

Toiletries were heavy - and DD got through 3 bottles of conditioner in 2 weeks (long knotty hair). Plus I always take a full med bag (existing issues) and more sun lotion/deet/aftersun than we need because it's cheaper to buy it off t'internet in the winter than in resort.

Shoes take up space as well - flip flops, sandals, trainers and pool shoes for all of us, plus proper shoes for DH (he won't wear trainers or sandals with long trousers - says it looks shite).

I kinda envy people that can do it, but not much because I don't really see much hardship in waiting for a case at either end.

NickiFury · 13/08/2015 20:06

I'm not going with my Mum cashew so I don't need to take her wishes into account.

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maddy68 · 13/08/2015 20:17

Buy shampoo etc when you get there

cashewnutty · 13/08/2015 20:18

NickiFury Sorry - i completely misunderstood your OP. If it is just you then you can do whatever you like!

backonthewagon · 13/08/2015 20:19

If you can wash definitely. i like to wear a different outfiy every evening though.

specialsubject · 13/08/2015 20:19

having been a rep, and helping people shift luggage; I can confirm that most people use very little of what they take. There are usually end of holiday cries of 'why did I bring all this?'

hot weather beach etc holiday; two swimsuits/rash vests/boardies each. One cover up for the sun.Underwear as per. Let the kids get mucky in the day, rinse out their gear in the bath/shower with them. It'll do. Two evening outfits for adults, assumed not to be messy eaters.

obviously if you are running/diving whatever then you do need more kit.

many places do have washing machines and if you get the weather you booked, you don't need a dryer. One wash during the two weeks should do it.

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