We finally ditched our backpacks to join the business travellers of the world and now fly in style. We’ve made the switch to proper luggage and I will admit, I like it!
Travel over the last few months has been quite different from our usual overland trips. We’ve been jetting off for short business trips to Seattle, quick stays in Mexico and Jamaica and a long haul flight with short layovers to Egypt.
Luckily we had Travel Pro help to set us up with the baggage that we needed to travel through the many airports around the world in style.
We have never invested in quality luggage before. We’ve bought a knock off suitcase in Bangkok once on the way home from traveling around South East Asia to pack our last minute shopping items in, and we’ve bought some cheap bags at the mall that made it through exactly one trip before making their way to the garbage bin.
When we finally had the chance to use proper Travel Pro luggage, we realized what we’ve been missing all these years.
It’s so easy walking through the airport with proper wheels instead of having our cheap knock offs wobble and topple over with each step. Our TravelPro Maxlite Expandable spinner glides through the walkways with ease. We whizzed past other travellers as our small yet spacious carry-on bags move with ease behind us.
The best part is, we can push our bags in front of us when we get on the plane. We’ve tried pulling a carry-on behind us and it gets stuck in the seats, topples over and catches on anything in its way making the trip to our seats a frustrating experience. But all we have to do is turn it sideways and push it through the tiniest of passageways with ease.
Plus, now that we are carry-on only people, we never worry about making our connections. Even when we are delayed, we say to ourselves “it’s ok, we don’t have to get our luggage. Carry-on luggage helps get us through security faster between connections and it saves us time when we are checking in. We use the self serve check in and by-pass the lines for luggage tags.
My clothes are more organized, I’m packing lighter and leaving behind the extraneous stuff. We’re comfortable going through the airport because everything is stacked neatly atop each other and it all just fits so well together. I’ve even eliminated carrying my computer bag. My laptop slides right down the front of my travel pro roller and takes the weight off my back by not having so many electronics packed into my shoulder bag.
What’s even better is the Maxlite® 2 is ultra-lightweight allowing us to stuff a lot more into our bags without going over the weight limit.
While we’ll never be able to go completely carry-on when we start to do our longer travels again in 2012, we’ve loved having professional looking bags to take short jaunts on business trips.
We’ve never looked so stylish walking through the airport.