<![CDATA[I just got back from a trip to Japan with this on my shoulder. Yea, it was heavy. Too heavy. I'm thinking I'm going to have to find a new solution next time. The camera was quite a bit of the weight but so too was the MacBook.
So what did I take?
Regular Glass / Sunglasses
Noise canceling headphones
$500HKD (cab fare home from airport)
$200USD (emergency money)
15′ MacBook Retina
Canon battery recharger
2 iPad Chargers
SIM card adapter
HSBC Bank key
Mini USB cable
Passport holder & Airline/Hotel cards
All of this fit into my backpack for the trip. There was also a ‘cable bag’ that went along in the suit case with plenty of other cables and whatnot that I wouldn’t need on the short flight (4.5 hours) to Tokyo.
I have to confess that even I have thought this might be a good idea. A few rows of each plane reserved for kids and parents. It would, of course, be the craziest section of the plane, but it would also give some of the other folks more peace of mind on their flights.
I’ve done a number of long hauls (i.e. 12 hour+ flights) and when there is a kid behind you you just know you aren’t in for a good night’s sleep. Of course, it’s a kid. It’s what kids do, but it can still be kind of annoying. Of course the most annoying is when the adult traveling with them adopts a “I don’t care about anybody” attitude and lets the kid cry or kick and moan without any intervention. Most frequent flyers can deal with kids, but none can deal with a parent who lets them run feral in the plane.