Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
An entire cottage industry has emerged for products that help people evade the baggage-check fees, according to Kate Hanni, director of FlyersRights.org, a consumer group that represents airline passengers. Ms. Hanni uses vacuum-seal bags inside her carry-on bags, she said; the bags, which shrink down to a compact package when air is pulled out by a vacuum cleaner, allow her to fit considerably more items in a carry-on than would normally be possible.
“I can fit three times the amount of clothes in a carry-on than I used to be able to,” she said.
There is also the Scottevest line of travel clothing in which trench coats, vests and other garments are made with large built-in pockets that allow people to carry everything from folded shirts to an iPad.
“You can fit all of your folded shirts, iPad, cellphone, iPod, sunglasses, camera, passport, keys – you can put everything in the jacket that you would put in a carry-on,” Ms. Hanni said. “It’s sort of sweet justice.”
Vacuum-sealing all of your clothes into little plastic bags for the flight out seems like a reasonable idea, but how do you get your clothes back in the bag so you can come home? Whoever solves this problem will make a million!