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Prime Day - Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 - 22"Express Rollaboard Suitcase - $130

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This is one of the lowest prices you can pay for this highly regarded suitcase. The Prime day discount put it below the historic low price, and it is significantly less than anywhere else online. Lifetime warranty also covers damage caused by airline baggage handling.

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I also picked up this Travelpro 21" spinner from another of their well regarded lines:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1
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I also picked up this Travelpro 21" spinner from another of their well regarded lines:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1
Travel Pro used to be the gold standard, but not since they moved production to China about 12-15 years ago. And at the same time, they went with a lower quality/less robust fabric that is no where near their originals. My niece is a flight attendant and flys the US-Europe run for years and says many in the business are using bags from Luggage Works. She also said some of the Costco bags are very well made..go figure.
I use a Timbuk2 bag that's holding up well for the past 8 years with flights (domestic and foreign) 4x a year. They offer a airline employee discount for friends or family too..cool company.
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If one does not check bags, most luggage will last years. Unless one is in a rush, waiting for a Target clearance or finding a $60 bag at Ross will do just as well.
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Travel Pro used to be the gold standard, but not since they moved production to China about 12-15 years ago. And at the same time, they went with a lower quality/less robust fabric that is no where near their originals. My niece is a flight attendant and flys the US-Europe run for years and says many in the business are using bags from Luggage Works. She also said some of the Costco bags are very well made..go figure.
I use a Timbuk2 bag that's holding up well for the past 8 years with flights (domestic and foreign) 4x a year. They offer a airline employee discount for friends or family too..cool company.
I've only been traveling heavily for work for the past four years or so, but the one thing I see most consistently among the crew is Travelpro. I can't speak on it personally, as these are my first two pieces, but I have been in need for quite some time and was waiting on the right deal. That being said, I don't doubt what you're saying at all. But for the price, I'm only spending a little more than I would at Marshall's/TJ Maxx/etc and hopefully I can get several years out of it. I'd be willing to bet that I couldn't get a similar Timbuk2 bag for this price, but I could be wrong?
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Good deal! Very satisfied with recent travelpro magna purchases, was waiting for a deal like this to replace the tumi. Bummer the olive one isn't on sale.
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If one does not check bags, most luggage will last years. Unless one is in a rush, waiting for a Target clearance or finding a $60 bag at Ross will do just as well.
I actually plan to check this one, and will use the 21" spinner I referenced above when I carry on. The main difference between the two lines is the warranty. Both have lifetime warranty, but the Platinum Magna line covers damage caused by airline handling, whereas the other does not.

My wife managed to destroy two brand new suitecases in less than a year by overstuffing them. They were from the same set, and apparently weren't the best quality - Docker's brand.

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I travel internationally about 15 times a year, and I can vouch for the $130 Samsonite set from Costco. I used the first set for about a year before someone "borrowed" it from me. I have been using the second set for over a year now, and it still holds up well. Even if one of the wheels falls off tomorrow, Costco would probably replace it for free.
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I travel internationally about 15 times a year, and I can vouch for the $130 Samsonite set from Costco. I used the first set for about a year before someone "borrowed" it from me. I have been using the second set for over a year now, and it still holds up well. Even if one of the wheels falls off tomorrow, Costco would probably replace it for free.
Oh I thought he meant Costco house-branded bags (Kirkland). Like this:
https://www.costco.com/Kirkland-S...44004.html
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I actually plan to check this one, and will use the 21" spinner I referenced above when I carry on. The main difference between the two lines is the warranty. Both have lifetime warranty, but the Platinum Magna line covers damage caused by airline handling, whereas the other does not.

My wife managed to destroy two brand new suitecases in less than a year by overstuffing them. They were from the same set, and apparently weren't the best quality - Docker's brand.
I have done more than 500 flights on two bags that cost about $100 total. Both bags still functional, though one have wheels starting to wobble. But I never check a bag unless I am flying a small plane. To me, what is more important is the bag on top of these. My backpack is usually too heavy and tends to tilt them. Especially if I am carrying two laptops. Maybe the spinner works better and give it better balance.
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I have done more than 500 flights on two bags that cost about $100 total. Both bags still functional, though one have wheels starting to wobble. But I never check a bag unless I am flying a small plane. To me, what is more important is the bag on top of these. My backpack is usually too heavy and tends to tilt them. Especially if I am carrying two laptops. Maybe the spinner works better and give it better balance.
I usually check a bag for two reasons. First because it's free with my peon status and with my airline-partnered credit card (so I could actually check two free). But secondly, (and probably predominantly) because if Delta doesn't have my bag to the claim within 20 minutes of getting to the gate, they will credit 2,500 Skymiles to your account. I know this may sound petty, but within the past 9 months or so, I've done this more than ten times. Every year, I'm gaining enough free miles from this program alone to bring my wife on at least one work trip with me, like we did last week. So I'm basically not having to touch the miles I'm earning by actually flying.

For any Delta flyers that may see this, here's the link to the form to get the mileage credit (you must have a Skymiles account, obviously). The miles credit automatically if the form determines that the submission is legitimate:
https://www.delta.com/bags/bagsCl...ion.action
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I've only been traveling heavily for work for the past four years or so, but the one thing I see most consistently among the crew is Travelpro. I can't speak on it personally, as these are my first two pieces, but I have been in need for quite some time and was waiting on the right deal. That being said, I don't doubt what you're saying at all. But for the price, I'm only spending a little more than I would at Marshall's/TJ Maxx/etc and hopefully I can get several years out of it. I'd be willing to bet that I couldn't get a similar Timbuk2 bag for this price, but I could be wrong?
Fact is that all of these bags mentioned will do the job very well. I say run with whatever is a the most affordable and that offers the best warranty. I see where the Costco branded bags get solid reviews too. Btw, various online retailers and sometimes Timbuk2 direct, offer some great deals on their bags. I got mine on a Buydig deal at 50% off.
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I usually check a bag for two reasons. First because it's free with my peon status and with my airline-partnered credit card (so I could actually check two free). But secondly, (and probably predominantly) because if Delta doesn't have my bag to the claim within 20 minutes of getting to the gate, they will credit 2,500 Skymiles to your account. I know this may sound petty, but within the past 9 months or so, I've done this more than ten times. Every year, I'm gaining enough free miles from this program alone to bring my wife on at least one work trip with me, like we did last week. So I'm basically not having to touch the miles I'm earning by actually flying.

For any Delta flyers that may see this, here's the link to the form to get the mileage credit (you must have a Skymiles account, obviously). The miles credit automatically if the form determines that the submission is legitimate:
https://www.delta.com/bags/bagsCl...ion.action
Sweet! Thanks as I had no clue about this.
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Sweet! Thanks as I had no clue about this.
No problem, happy to help!
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I usually check a bag for two reasons. First because it's free with my peon status and with my airline-partnered credit card (so I could actually check two free). But secondly, (and probably predominantly) because if Delta doesn't have my bag to the claim within 20 minutes of getting to the gate, they will credit 2,500 Skymiles to your account. I know this may sound petty, but within the past 9 months or so, I've done this more than ten times. Every year, I'm gaining enough free miles from this program alone to bring my wife on at least one work trip with me, like we did last week. So I'm basically not having to touch the miles I'm earning by actually flying.

For any Delta flyers that may see this, here's the link to the form to get the mileage credit (you must have a Skymiles account, obviously). The miles credit automatically if the form determines that the submission is legitimate:
https://www.delta.com/bags/bagsCl...ion.action
Interesting way to earn miles. Smilie
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