definition of "soft bag" for airplane to safari?


Oct 23rd, 2005, 01:22 PM
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definition of "soft bag" for airplane to safari?

Is a large soft typical backpacker's backpack with 2 metal stays down the back soft enough to make the regulation for these small planes? thanks, Julie
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Oct 23rd, 2005, 04:04 PM
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Absolutely. In Zambia, we were told 'bags without wheels' but people brought them anyway with no problem. The pilots will love you with only a large backpack. I saw plenty of those. I guess the only tip I'd give is to leave some 'squishing' room in the pack - don't pack it too tightly.

Most people had duffels. I once brought a duffel with wheels, and once a duffel without. I truly preferred the wheels for the big airports, but even though mine was a light one without the heavy frame and handle, I left it home last trip because I needed that last pound!
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