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Cabin Max – Give the Gift of Travel this Christmas

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This year, find something that goes further than Christmas day.

 

Give the gift of Travel.

 

Handing your loved one a Cabin Max is opening the door to many adventures. Fun, exciting new experiences are waiting to be found and with a Cabin Max on your back. Packed with the items you cherish most, you’ll always have memories of home close by.

 

Some people just need a little nudge to make their dreams a reality.

 

Do your bit. Buy a Cabin Max today.

 

 

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Venice bans wheeled suitcases – Cabin Max can help

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Cabin Max to the rescue!

Our Metz, Oxford, Barcelona+, and Lyon+ bags are only a few of the many bags to get you from A to B in the city that has banned wheels.

What’s the story?

Venice has called quits on wheeled luggage. Why? They’re too noisy and causing damage.

Of those who have visited Venice, you will know that the winding alleys and streets are, although pretty, not built for the 30 million tourists it sees each year.

To combat the damage caused by plastic and rubber wheels along Venice’s aging bridges and paths (not to mention the irritating sound of a case on cobbles) the City council have banned them from May 2015, fining those who ignore this rule with a whopping €500 fine.

As quoted by the Independent, ‘City official Maurizio Dorigo said: “Hopefully a company will start producing suitcases with inflatable tyres. We’ve got till next May. Someone will be able to design and sell them by then.” ‘

We’re not sure inflatable wheels will take off… so we have a better idea. Carry your luggage on your back.

The Perfect Bag

Here’s our list of the best Cabin Max bags to sidestep the new ban:

Metz

Measuring 55x40x20cm, this lightweight backpack can be carried on your bag and has an impressive capacity of 44 litres! Now available in 22 colours!

£25

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Oxford

This sophisticated 50x40x20cm bag is guaranteed to stay with you in the cabin when you fly Easyjet and comes with zipped compartments inside to keep your things super organised. Also available: The Oxford Backpack and Trolley!

£40

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Barcelona+ 

This trolley and backpack is perfect for those who prefer wheels but need to adapt for the streets of Venice. Compact at 50x40x20cm, you’ll still avoid those annoying luggage check in fees but have the choice between wheels or shoulder straps.

£30

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Need a little extra space? The 55x40x20cm trolley and backpack has a few added extras to make your travel easier. The zip away compartment hides your backpack straps and inside you’ll find a laptop/tablet compartment for a device up to 15”. For those travelling before heading to Venice, the Lyon+ is the best of both worlds.

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Whether you’re travelling to Venice or stopping off for an Aperol Spritz on your travels, there’s a Cabin Max for every trip.

 

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The Arezzos Are Back In Stock: The Perfect Second Bag For Ryanair

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The Arezzo is back and it’s packing a punch.

With the sell out success of the original Blue and Brown Arezzo, we’ve introduced a new range of eye catching colours.

The Arezzo has been designed specifically to fit within the Ryanair second bag allowance ( 20x35x20cm )

This cabin ready bag is lightweight at just 0.4 kg, leaving it ready to hold your heavier items such as camera, tablet and documents rather than in your other hand luggage that has a weight limit.

Beat the fees and buy the bag that guarantees you keep your important items with you.

At £15 they’re selling quick, get yours now!

Buy Me Now

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Win £250 of SuperBreak Holiday Vouchers, just in time for Christmas!

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Get into the Christmas spirit by escaping to a German market this year.

Drawn in by the warm glow of twinkling lights, you saunter along the narrow aisles of a bustling market scene and stop to indulge in the sweet aroma of ginger and cinnamon at a bakery stall.

Small wooden huts open their doors to the cold winter night and display their gifts for all to see. Snow glistened rooftops, carols and mulled wine are some of the many delights of a Christmas market and you could win £250 of SuperBreak vouchers to help get you there.

Open to U.K residents only, the competition shall end on December 2nd. The winner shall be e-mailed on the 3rd of December. Good Luck!

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Introducing The Cabin Max Travel App

 

 

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Your holiday excitement begins when you buy a Cabin Max. Your next adventure seems in reach as your envision stepping on that plane with your cabin bag in hand.

We love that we’re there at the beginning but we don’t think it should end there.

So, we developed an app to fully prepare you for your next getaway.

Packed with features, we have everything covered to ensure your trip is the best it can be

Airline Checker

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Double check your chosen airline’s hand luggage dimensions and weight allowances so that you avoid any hefty charges at the gate

Countdown

Enter your holiday destination and date of travel and watch the days tick away…

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Weather

Type in your holiday destination to stay up to date on weather so you can pack accordingly.

Packing Checklist

Don’t worry about forgetting your sunglasses again, add it to your custom made list!

Shop

Missing something like… Packing cubes? Luggage scales? Wash bag? Gain easy access to the Cabin Max site with just one click

Hot offers

Stay up to date with the latest offers on Cabinmax.com and grab yourself a bargain

Social Media

With links to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, you’re connected to a whole host of travel tips and tricks that will ensure you travel smart

 

Just when you thought it couldn’t get better, this app is completely Free!

Download on Android and IOS here:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cabinmaxtravel

IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cabinmax-travel/id909180360?ls=1&mt=8

 

We hope you find this useful,

Cabin Max

 

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Flight delay compensation – Know your rights.

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As a regular holiday-goer or commuter, you have to be pretty lucky to avoid a flight delay.

Some see it as an extra hour or two at the bar or even a bit of extra time perusing the shops, however, most see it as empty hours eating into your holiday or a frustrating obstacle between you and your much missed bed.

It has been known that in some cases when you arrive at the airport to find there’s a delay, your flight hasn’t even left its destination.

As irritating as this is, you could be eligible for compensation.

The EC regulation 261/2004 was introduced recently meaning that if your flight was delayed more than 3 hours or cancelled, you could claim money back.

 

Here are the things you need to know;

1. Providing you have adequate evidence, you can claim for a delay up to 6 years ago

2. You could be entitled to between £190-£480

3. The regulation only covers EU flights

4. You can only claim if the delay or cancellation was caused by;

-The crew or pilot being late

-The airline missed the deadline for documentation

- Component failure or general wear and tear to the aircraft

- Flight was cancelled due to underbooking

5. You cannot claim for any of the following;

- Bad Weather

- Safety issues

- Political action 

- Air traffic control decisions, insisting the flight is unsafe for departure due to unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances (e.g Volcanic Ash)

For a step by step guide to assessing your eligibility and for template letters and advice, visit moneysavingexpert.com/flightdelays for more advice.

 

Safe travels

Cabin Max

 

 

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Ryanair Small Carry On Bag 20x35x20cm – The Cabin Max Arezzo Fits

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Ryanair changed their rules. They now let you take an additional bag to your 55x40x20 hand luggage. With a strict size allowance of 20x35x20cm, there wasn’t much out there that would fit such dimensions other than the carrier bag that has your meal deal in it.

That’s where Cabin Max come in. We’re all for taking the maximum allowance and really getting your moneys worth, so we designed the Cabin Max Arezzo to fit the 20x35x20cm bag allowance. This is the first bag to be made specifically to cater to Ryanair’s second bag policy.

This bag could revolutionise the way you travel. Here’s 5 reasons why;

1. The Arezzo measures exactly 20x35x20cm – maximising your space

2. There is no weight allowance for a second bag so rather than encroach on the 10kg hand luggage allowance,  the Arezzo can be packed with heavier electronic items, liquids and also keeps your important documents nearby

3. With stricter security searches, having your electronics (that have to be switched on) and your liquids to hand means less time in security and more time enjoying your journey

4. It fits perfectly underneath the seat in front of you. No waiting for the seat belt sign to be switched off before you reach for your bag

5. The over the shoulder or cross body strap keeps your hands free to maneuver your other bag

The Cabin Max Arezzo is THE ultimate second bag for Ryanair. For just £15, save yourself the hassle and take a bag guaranteed to fit.

 

 

 

 

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New Airport Security Measures July 2014 – What It Means For You.

 

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Due to inside intelligence, those boarding international flights between Europe and the U.S are being exposed to more intrusive security checks. Passengers now must switch on any electronic devices when passing through security due to new information about the development of undetectable bombs.

It has also come to light that random checks will be put into place from 09/07/2014. Planes shall be chosen randomly for spot checks at the gate. Before boarding the plane you could be asked to switch on all electronic devices again.

Passing through security and potentially boarding your plane will now become a slower process. Make sure you arrive well ahead of the two or three hour window you are given before your flight departure and pack your electronic devices last, making them easily accessible when you’re asked to produce them.

For the latest security updates, we’ve listed the top 10 U.K airports below with links to their security information to help you prepare.

1. London Heathrow Airport

2. London Gatwick Airport

3. Manchester Airport

4. London Stansted Airport

5. Edinburgh Airport

6. London Luton Airport

7. Birmingham Airport

8. Glasgow International Airport

9. Bristol Airport 

10. Newcastle Airport 

Safe travels,

Cabin Max

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The Blue and Pink Bear bags are back!

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The long wait is over…the blue and pink bear bags are back in stock!

 

Joined by their orange, green and purple spotty friends, these bags are the perfect pull along trolley for any child 4+. Get your children as excited as you are about holidays and allow them to share it with a cuddly friend.

Airlines allow every passenger with an individual boarding pass a free hand luggage allowance, so ensure you take everything you need by including your child. Measuring 50x34x20cm, the bear bags fit within the airline restrictions and also give tiny tots a sense of independence.

If (or perhaps when) they get tired or the novelty wears off, the extendable handle can be pulled along by yourself. When purchasing the new purple spotty bag, its integrated backpack straps make it easier for you to carry it for them while pulling your own bag.

Providing their sellout status earlier this year, you better get yours fast!

Bon Voyage!

Please note: Bears are not included with the bag… Leaving room for your personal favourite!

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#Carryonshame – Could this hashtag be about you? Not with a Cabin Max.

 

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*Featured bag: The Cabin Max Barcelona+ (Backpack and trolley Multi-Functional Bag)

 

The latest trend on twitter has received mixed responses on the web. The travel editor Spud Hilton started the hashtag  to highlight traveller’s ever relaxing attitude to carry on bag restrictions.

Travellers across the globe have been sharing their photos that appear to shame those who don’t stick to these rules. It has brought to light the importance of staying within cabin restrictions, not only to avoid expensive check in costs but also to keep your fellow traveller content.

Here at Cabin Max we work hard developing and tailoring our bags to your needs. Our aim is for you, our customers and world wanderers, to carry as much as you can while staying within the dimensions of an airline’s carry on restrictions to avoid costly fees.

Our carry on bags are flight approved and ready for action. Rest assured that with a Cabin Max, you won’t be shamed.

Happy Travels,

The Cabin Max Team.

For reliable carry on bags, shop here.

To read more on the #carryonshame trend here.

 

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Cabin Max Genoa – Our first Leather Messenger and Carry on

 

 

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Travelling on a budget shouldn’t compromise style.

This was the basis of our most recent design.

We’ve mastered the art of designing bags that are comfy, practical and fit within cabin restrictions…

 

Now it’s time for something a little more special. 

 

Crafted from 10% genuine leather, the Cabin Max Genoa is the first of its kind for the brand.

Measuring just 30x45x20cm it fits within Ryanair and Easyjet cabin restrictions and at a lightweight 1.8 kg, there’s still enough weight left to pack it full with your travel must haves.

Carry using the carry handles or attach the shoulder strap for a messenger style. With a pocket inside and outside, the Genoa makes it easy to organise your things.

Lined with a neutral check print, the bag oozes luxury and will guarantee you stand out from the crowd.

 

Limited edition: Only 100 bags are available for purchase, so don’t hesitate,  get yours quick!

 

Saved on your flights this year? Then treat yourself to the Cabin Max Genoa. You won’t regret it.

 

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The New Cabin Max Barcelona+ tried and tested with Ryanair

Our most exciting product yet is now in stock.

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Following the huge success of our Barcelona backpack, we’ve upped our game and brought you something even better.

The Barcelona+ now comes with wheels and extendable handle as well as backpack straps! The multi-functional design has been tailored to suit all needs, whether you prefer to scoot through the terminal with your bag by your side or staying hands free with your bag on your back…Perfect for dealing with kids!

Weighing in at just 1.85kg, we’ve made sure you take more essential items than bag on holiday. However, just incase you go a little crazy with the souvenirs on your way back, the firm compression straps on each side will keep your bag trim.

Keeping to the 50x40x20cm measurements, the Barcelona+ fits within Ryanair and Easyjet hand luggage restrictions. The measurements include the wheels and feet so you have no nasty surprises in the airport! How do we know this? Well, we tested it out of course!

 

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So there we have it. A comfy, quality bag that can be used as a trolley or backpack and designed to maximise your load without compromising space or weight.

 

At only £30 a bag, it’s an absolute bargain.

Save the big spends for your holiday.

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Cabin Max Capital – Flight Approved Cabin Bag For Easyjet and Ryanair – Easter Offer £19

Whether you’re a sun worshipper, city explorer or love to immerse yourself in other cultures, you love a holiday.

And so you should. You work hard and deserve a break, so you might aswell make it somewhere far away from responsibility and worries.

These days, a holiday doesn’t have to be too pricey either. The wonder of the internet has allowed us to compare prices of hotels and hostels and even find the cheapest of flights too.

It’s all sorted then… or so you think.

Then WHAM. They hit you with the bag fees. You want to charge me HOW MUCH to take my flip flops and suncream on a little vacation? Come to think of it, Scarborough has had less rain this year…

Stop right there. Don’t abandon the holiday dream too soon. There’s always Cabin Max.

As Cabin Max fans will know, the Barcelona backpack measures in at 50x40x20cm making it guaranteed to fly with Easyjet and Ryanair. However, we do have another trick up our sleeve.

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Introducing the Capital. Often found in the shadow of the Barcelona, the Capital is available in Rome (Green) and Paris (Blue) editions and has exactly the same dimensions as the Barcelona, 50x40x20cm. This makes the Capital suitable for budget airlines too.

 

With one large compartment, a medium compartment with internal organiser and additional front zip pocket, it supersedes the Barcelona in terms of organisation and packing potential. If you include the Wash Bag and Packing Cubes too, you’ll spend less time unpacking at your destination and more time sourcing the best sun lounger/ cultural hotspot.

When faced with the budget airline 10kg challenge, the Capital is lightweight at just 0.7kg. So you’ll be taking more clothes than bag with you.

Keep your holiday cheap. Don’t fork out for expensive check in charges. Reduce your load and take the Capital carry on, because let’s be honest, the hula skirt should be left at home.

What makes it even more appealing is that it’s been reduced to £19 for the Easter holidays! Available from 15/04/14 until midnight 21/04/14.

 

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New Cabin Max Products Coming Spring/Summer 2014

We’re so excited about our new products we just had to show you.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be featuring each product in more detail, but we’re not giving away anything just yet so consider this a sneak preview.

 

Let us know what you think!

 

Cabin Max Oxford – Carry On Backpack

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Cabin Max Oxford Carry On Trolley and Backpack

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Cabin Max Maximus Racing Car Trolley For Kids

 

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Cabin Max Sorrento Spotty Trolley

 

 

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Intrigued? Then head over to Cabin Max for even more cheap luggage alternatives such as;

Carry On Trolleys

Carry On Backpacks

Check In Suitcases

Daypacks 

Leisure Bags

Messengers

 

 

helping you get from A to B for less.

 

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Product Spotlight- Cabin Max Bear Bag

 

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When the words ‘travel’ and ‘kids’ are used in the same sentence, it can often have a frustrated tone.

This doesn’t have to be the case.

There are plenty of ways to keep your child entertained these days, books, a tablet or even resorting to the classic ‘I spy’. However, these are intended to distract from the idea of travel, when really, you should embrace it.

Don’t ignore the journey…make it part of the fun!

Get the kids excited about the idea of travel with the Cabin Max Bear Bag. Equipped with adjustable underpants, the bag is ready for a favourite bear, doll or toy. Let the kids imagination grow as they take their little companion along with them on an exciting adventure.

Perfectly sized, the bear bag measures 50x34x20 and comes with extendable handle and wheels, perfect for pulling around by a pint sized person!

Its dimensions mean it can travel with you as hand luggage on Easyjet and Ryanair, so it’s a great way to avoid those extra costs! Available in Blue, Orange, Green and Pink, there’s a bag for even the fussiest of children.

For the latest products and news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

(Bear not included with bag…bring your own friend!)

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The Best Cabin Bag and Hand Luggage for Easyjet and Ryanair

 

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Here at Cabin Max we really rate our bags, but that goes without saying.

We’re not the only ones though.

Damian Corrigan over at Go Spain seems to share this opinion.

Topping his top 7 carry on bags, Damian reviewed the Barcelona and the Capital and found them perfect for both easyjet and Ryanair flights. Both measuring 50x40x20cm, they are GUARANTEED to fly with you in the cabin and help you avoid those sky high baggage costs.

 

Take a look at Damian’s review of our bags for a second opinion, as our opinions is…

 

Our bags are damn good.

 

Barcelona and Capital review;

http://gospain.about.com/od/Baggage/ss/Packing-for-Ryanair-and-easyJet.htm

Top 7 Carry On bags;

http://gospain.about.com/od/flightstospain/tp/hand_luggage.htm 

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Product Spotlight: Cabin Max Ibiza

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Ibiza is a place of sunshine, music and a general care-free attitude. Perfect then for us to name our pack-away backpack after.

Unlike a standard backpack, the Cabin Max Ibiza is a no fuss fold away backpack that’s lightweight and easy to carry.

Weighing just 0.15kg, the whole bag folds away into the front pocket and is secured with a zip seal. Featuring a loop attachment, the bag can be fixed to another bag and used as a lighter alternative when you’ve reached your destination, such as the supermarket, festival or beach!

Made from durable ripstop fabric, the bag will endure most tests. Including one large compartment for your things, the Ibiza also features a front pocket and zip pocket, adjustable shoulder straps, two bottle holders and can carry up to 22 litres.

Not bad for a little bag.

A review that sums up the adaptability of the bag  comes from a Cabin Max customer Jane S;

‘What a great idea – folds up really small, and works fine as a backpack. Will be useful in all sorts of situations – not all of them travel related.’

Available at cabinmax.com for a bargain £9.00, the bag now also comes free with any order over £25.00 when purchased from the official Cabin Max website during this month (March 2014).

Get yours now and travel care-free.

Looking for something a little bigger? Check out the Cabin Max Sylt.

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Cabin Max Bucket List Scratch Map – Keep a track of your travels with this illustrated atlas

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It’s not all bags here at Cabin Max. We love all things travel related.

We aim to inspire you and be the call to action that you need when debating about that summer holiday, weekend away or backpacking trip. Sometimes you just need a push.

Take the bucket list scratch map for example, its attractive design makes it perfect for putting up at home or in the office but most importantly, acts as a reminder of the big wide world that’s out there waiting to be discovered.

The map comes with interesting facts and a thin layer covering all continents that can be easily scratched off to reveal landmarks and landscapes of the countries underneath.

Nothing beats the satisfaction of scratching off a destination you’ve recently visited and slowly watching the map come to life through beautiful illustrations.

So don’t put it off any longer, go buy a map and begin your adventure.

 

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New Cabin Max Packing Cubes

 

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The latest edition to our already impressive range, the new packing cubes will revolutionise the way you travel.

The set includes two packing cubes measuring 28x38x10 with grab handles and breathable mesh panels. Easy to grab and go, not only do they help the organisation of your things, it makes unpacking an easy task and gives you more time to enjoy your trip.

Also included is a clear 20x20x5cm cube that fits within the IATA restrictions for carrying liquids. This reduces time in airport security as you’ll no longer spend time finding and transferring your liquids into the plastic bags that can be bought at the airport.

Perfect for hand luggage, the Cabin Max packing cubes are lightweight, breathable and ingenious in design, making your travelling experience a pleasant one.

Head over to Cabin Max now to get yours.