It has not been an issue so far because airlines have not been involved in my travels, but multi-day trips involve packing my Subaru to the brim.
I took eight pieces of luggage to Provincetown for my first trip to Fantasia Fair for an eight-day stay (see photo above). Last year, I only had seven pieces, but I also stayed one day less.
My annual Dayton, Ohio trips usually involve four or five pieces of luggage for a four-day stay.
The only time I economized was for my four-day trip to New York City. I only had three pieces of luggage because I was traveling by train.
I always bring stuff that I never use: extra dresses, extra hosiery, extra bras, extra panties, extra Spanx, extra shoes, extra nails, extra jewelry, extra etcetera.
Usually, I plan ahead and know what I am going to wear for each day of my trip, but I still overpack.
One piece of luggage that I know I should leave home is my makeup box. It is a large tackle box that I bought at Walmart that is chock full of makeup. Who needs 30 shades of lipstick for a four-day trip
Funny story occurred the last time I was moving my luggage into my hotel room. I was in boy mode carrying my makeup/tackle box and as I passed two guys in the hall, one said to the other, "He's going fishing!"
In two weeks, I will be packing for my four-day stay in Dayton. I hope I can do it with three pieces of luggage. I'll let you know how I do.
Actor Michel-Serrault (left) and another actor (right) femulating in the film La Cage Aux Folles II, 1980.
Wearing Robert Rodriguez.