Here are two interesting ideas for travelers. One is still on the drawing board; the other is already in operation.
Ever wish you could head to the airport with just a toothbrush and the clothes on your back?
Sounds sort of freeing, doesn’t it?
Well, according to this article that might be the wave of the future.
A Canadian woman has announced plans to offer a service that will rent clothes (new or used) to travelers in Toronto and Australia (to start with) so they can avoid having to check luggage when they fly.
Catharine MacIntosh said “the move, as well as being more energy-efficient, would save time wasted waiting in queues with bags and the worry about your bag being lost or stolen.”
As appealing as that sounds, it’s hard to imagine how this can pencil out. Still, the Zero Baggage concept is intriguing.
OK, so maybe you don’t want to leave your clothes at home. But how about your car?
In a twist on Park & Fly programs, the Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station has created a Bike &Fly program.
Anyone who bikes out the airport (yes, they do that there) or takes their bike out to the airport on the light rail and stays the night at the hotel can leave their bike parked at the hotel free for up to 14 days.
Of course, that would work best if you were taking zero baggage.