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What's The Best Under-Seat Bag For Low Cost and Basic Economy Air Travel?

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As air travel sheds its final vestiges of dignity and customer service, we’re all going to have to start getting used to either paying more, or traveling with nothing but a personal item to stow under our seat. Low cost airlines have charged extra for full-sized carry-on bags for years, and now, the big guys like United are starting to follow suit with their Basic Economy products.

So if you’re heading out for a weekend trip and don’t want to fork over extra cash for the “privilege” of bringing a suitcase, what sort of bag should you bring? What can hold the most clothes, toiletries, and essentials while still fitting under the seat? Check out the rules below, then line up to board the comment section (in the last group, naturally) to nominate your pick.

1) Your nomination should contain the name of a specific under-seat bag, why you think it’s the best, a link where it can be purchased, and an image.

2) You can nominate multiple products, but please put each one in a separate comment.

3) Vote by starring someone else’s nomination.

4) Please do not duplicate nominations.

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