Right now, at this very moment, an estimated 600,000 people are flying on a commercial jet. To put that in perspective, that’s equivalent to all residents of Portland abandoning their city for the friendly skies.
And with the Thanksgiving holiday next week, an estimated 25 million Americans are expected to travel by plane over the long weekend. With long lines, packed flights and congested seating, you have a very important decision to make: carry-on or checked baggage?
The Rimowa Cabin Multiwheel, which is part of their Salsa line of luggage, is an exceptional bag for the frequent flier. Built with sturdiness in mind, this bag features a polycarbonate shell for added protection, as well as a recessed TSA security lock for added privacy. Luxury add-ons include ergonomic gel handles, a retractable Add-A-Bag holder and Rimowa’s patented rotating wheel technology. Again, if you find yourself at the airport more often than just the holidays, this is a worthy investment.
Samsonite is a global leader in luggage for a reason, and this Omni Spinner further illustrates why. This polycarbonate, micro-diamond texture is extremely scratch resistant and can hold up to the toughest conditions. Click the image above to learn more about all its capabilities.
For the light-packing traveler, this carry-on from Lipault Paris is absolutely everything. Stylish, functional, roomy and extremely lightweight, this bag is the ultimate travel companion. Bonus: measuring in at 19 inches, you have the option of carrying on if you're a little strapped for cash.
In addition to checked luggage, don’t forget to put some thought into your one free personal item. An oversize tote is a nice alternative to a backpack and is small enough to slide under the seat. Additionally, leave your bulky purse at home and opt for a travel bag or anti-theft crossbody for worry-free travel.