Business Travelers Need Smaller Carry-On Luggage on Regional Jets

August 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Not all business travelers jet off to major cities or other countries. Many business travelers have clients in smaller cities, and that means that if you travel by air, it’ll most likely be via a regional jet.

There’s nothing wrong with regional jets, except when it comes to overhead and under seat storage space for carry-on luggage. You can determine if your plane will be a regional jet simply by entering your flight number on SeatGuru. The overhead bin size will be specified in the data about the plane. Most will accommodate bags up to 18″x14″x7″.

If you normally fly via these types of aircraft, your more traditional carry-on luggage gets gate-checked for plane side retrieval. While setup doesn’t require you to trek to the baggage claim, you may end up waiting several minutes for your luggage to re-emerge. Nothing wrong with that, unless you need to make a tight connection. In that case, you might consider investigating smaller carry-on luggage instead.

Travelpro has a wide variety of bags that will increase your chances of avoiding gate check and still provide you with many options for traveling with your business and personal essentials.

Let’s start with the Crew™ 11 Rolling Tote. Don’t be deceived by its size: this bag has been designed to do double duty and features a built-in business organizer with pockets for cables and smartphones, separate padded tablet and laptop sleeves, as well as a generous compartment for a change of clothes.

Tpro Bold 2 Backpacks are ideal for business travelers on regional jets.

Tpro Bold 2 Backpacks are ideal for business travelers on regional jets.

The Crew™ 11 Spinner Tote has the same features as the aforementioned model, but steps things up a notch with Travelpro’s patented 360-degree MagnaTrac® self-aligning wheels. The Platinum® Magna™ 2 Spinner Tote is crafted with premium fabrics, leather accents, and high-performance MagnaTrac® self-aligning wheels, and has a dedicated business organizer compartment as well as a Worry Free Warranty backing.

The Platinum® Magna™ 2 Backpack is checkpoint friendly, allowing you to pass through security without removing your laptop. The Crew™ Executive Choice™ 2 Wheeled Brief sports a full business organizer, complete with an external USB port with dedicated Power Bank storage pocket for keeping your electronics charged on the go (Power Bank not included). Its clothing compartment is more than adequate for one to two days change of clothes and has hold down straps to keep contents secure.

The T-pro® Bold™ 2.0 Backpack streamlines your travel experience without compromising on features. Dedicated pockets organize your business essentials, and a generous interior cavity provides space for the efficient packer to accommodate not only a laptop, but a set of clothes and toiletries.

Finally, if you’re looking for a non-rolling, soft tote style answer to overhead bin limitations, the MaxLite® 4 Soft Tote weighs in at just under 2 pounds, but will accommodate a change of clothes and select business essentials. It also fits under the seat in front of you, leaving the overhead bin available for others. (Or in the overhead bin, leaving you a little more foot room.)

How do you manage your carry-on luggage when you’re flying on regional jets? Do you have a favorite bag or even a technique to get your bag on board? Share your thoughts in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or in our Twitter stream.

Beyond the Carry-on: Travelpro Totes

September 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

With so many travelers trying to streamline what they use to manage their essentials, knowing all your “personal item” luggage options could make what you carry onboard more efficient. Maybe you’re checking a large suitcase, but still want to take a small personal bag on the plane with you. Or maybe you’re only traveling for a single overnight trip, and a normal rollaboard is too big.

This is where a tote can help out. They’re smaller, lighter, and easier to carry or roll. Here are a few features you should look for in a travel tote.

Navy Travelpro Crew 11 Business Totes

Navy Travelpro Crew 11 Business Tote

First, just because a tote is lightweight doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be durable. A good tote won’t sacrifice quality and durability for the sake of being lighter. For example, we make our Crew™ 11 Deluxe Tote with the same high-quality ballistic nylon fabric as our other Crew 11 luggage. It’s also thoroughly tested to withstand the same rigors of frequent business travel.

Your tote should also be comfortable to carry. Look for an adjustable strap with a padded shoulder pad so you can wear it hands-free, either over the shoulder or across your body. Look for leather handles so it’s comfortable to carry as well.
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New Travelpro Crew 11 Luggage Has MagnaTrac Wheels, USB Power Port

July 15, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Travelpro®, the leader in luggage known internationally for being Pilot Designed, Flight Crew Tested®, is proud to introduce its bold new Crew™ 11 collection. Designed exclusively for those always rushing to their next destination, this 14-piece collection of Spinner and Rollaboard® luggage is packed with innovations that make travel hassle-free and even pleasurable.

Travelpro Crew 11 Group Photo

Travelpro Crew 11 Collection

Business executives and all frequent fliers will appreciate the Crew 11’s innovative features, such as MagnaTrac™ self-aligning wheels, Power Scope Extension Handle and the Contour Grip designed specifically for Spinner luggage.

It also offers an integrated USB Port on select Carry-ons to power-up phones or tablets. With 10 Carry-ons, this stylish collection is designed for today’s high-mileage travelers.

“The fact that flight crews for over 90 airlines use Travelpro luggage speaks volumes,” said Ron Wood, Executive Vice President of Sales for the Travelpro family of brands. “We are pleased to present the new Crew 11 collection, which exceeds the high standards that have come to define our company — amazingly durable construction, travel-tested features, premium fabrics, innovative design and quality materials built to go the distance.”
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Atlantic Luggage Debuts the Amazingly Innovative Unite 2 Collection to Much Acclaim

December 9, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Unique Features Offer Travelers the Ultimate in Convenience, Style, and Value

Get ready for family travel with the newest offering from the market leader in lightweight, affordable luggage, Atlantic®, where, as they say “Life is a Trip!” The Unite™ 2 collection will make your imagination take flight with design innovations such as the Link2Go™ System which connects luggage together, so you can easily push two pieces with one hand.

Atlantic Unite2 GroupThis system gives traveling families the option to roll more pieces, more easily by connecting luggage together, allowing you to roll through busy airports with much less effort. The Atlantic Unite 2 collection with the updated Link2Go system is a unique way to attach two attractive Spinner models together. It couldn’t be easier. Just connect the Spinners back-to-back with the side Velcro straps and you’re ready to go. In addition, you can roll up to four pieces at once using a combination of a quick loop on the back of the carry-on models and the Link2Go system.

But the exciting new features don’t stop there. How convenient would it be to charge your smart phone or tablet while traveling? Atlantic has solved that problem with the addition of an external USB port and integrated battery pouch in the Carry-on Spinner model which provides convenient access to power electronic essentials on the move. Masterfully versatile and lightweight, the affordable Unite 2 is perfect for family travelers who need an extra hand and electronic devices that are always charged for immediate use.

“This stylish collection is value packed in every component, including tapered expansion which adds up to 2″ of room while increasing stability, durable crash protection, and 360 degree spinners which roll effortlessly,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands which includes Atlantic luggage.

Atlantic Unite2 USB PortPleasing even the most demanding customer are additional features such as multi-stop telescoping handles, low-profile carry handles, and a mesh lid pocket that provides handy space to keep shirts and blouses wrinkle-free. The Atlantic Unite 2 Collection also includes adjustable hold down straps, a side mesh pocket, and a built-in wet pocket, perfect for storing toiletries or wet clothing. In keeping with Atlantic’s commitment to quality, the Collection comes with a 10-year warranty.

Available in black and blue fabric colors, the Atlantic Unite 2 Collection consists of a soft tote, wheeled tote and 21″, 25″ and 29″ expandable Spinners.

About Atlantic® Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic® brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, from cleverly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic-branded luggage comprises superior quality and durability. Whether for business or recreation, travel is more pleasurable with Atlantic luggage, part of the Travelpro® family of products. Please visit the Atlantic Luggage website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Travelpro

For over 25 years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard® wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers on every continent. The company is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently meeting and exceeding their expectations. Travelpro was honored to once again be voted as the “World’s Best Luggage” by Premier Traveler Magazine in 2014.

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @Travelprointl.

Bring This, Not That: Smaller Bags versus Larger Luggage

July 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When packing for a flight, travelers don’t always want to haul around one large bag, so they opt for carrying a few smaller bags instead. For example, we’ve known women who carry their cosmetics in a separate bag, as well as a small rollaboard or spinner, and a briefcase or purse.

This is fine for car travel, but what about plane travel? Is it better to consolidate all your luggage into one larger bag or carry some of the items you might ordinarily pack on the plane with you. Should you carry the cosmetics bag, which is about the size of a small tote, or figure out how to pack it with your clothes in a large suitcase?

Tpro Bold 2 Duffel - Open

The new Tpro Bold 2 Rolling Duffel — you can fit a lot more in here than a couple small bags can hold.

Let’s assume our female passenger doesn’t have room in her 20″ carry-on bag, so she’ll have to carry her cosmetics bag. Remember, airlines allow one carry-on and one personal bag, which includes a purse or briefcase. If she’s already got a personal bag, she either needs to make room in the carry-on bag, or get a larger piece of luggage and consider checking her bag.

So which is her better choice?

We should first look at the economics. If you take a larger suitcase, most airlines will charge for a checked bag fee. That’s one decision that has to be made up front. The whole reason we recommend carry-on bags is to avoid those fees.

Next, consider security, trust, and convenience. If our passenger has her medications, she absolutely won’t want to be separated from her bag. It’s also nice to have access to your toothbrush and something to wash your face and freshen up in flight, or to use the minute you get off the plane.

She’ll also need to think about how much she’s packing, and how long her trip is going to be. This is where packing fewer pieces that are more versatile, in order to create more outfits, pays off. Or rolling clothes instead of folding them.

Some people also like smaller bags they can put underneath the seat so they can access certain items during the flight. If you split your luggage between two carry-on items, you don’t have to worry about waiting to pick up your bag after the flight, and you can get important items during the flight.

However, juggling multiple items can definitely be inconvenient. It can be nice to have the airline take care of everything, which can be great especially when you have a layover during which you would have to keep all your luggage together.

Ultimately, this is a personal choice. Are you happy with a bigger bag that may require baggage fees? Or do you want to avoid fees, so you travel light, roll your clothes, and make sure everything is as efficient as possible to keep it all in your two carry-on items? Pick the method that suits you and your travel preferences.

What do you do? Leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page.

Travelpro Announces its 2013 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide [PRESS RELEASE]

January 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For Those Who Love to Travel in Style

Travelpro, the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a leader in innovative, high-quality luggage design, announces its “2013 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide” with its stylish and unique lines of spinner luggage, totes, backpacks and travel accessories from its brands, Travelpro, Atlantic and Austin House.

“The 2013 Valentine’s Travel Gift Guide offers shoppers a variety of luggage, totes and travel accessories to choose from that will fit their budget and make a wonderful gift for that special someone in their lives,” said Scott Applebee, Vice President of Marketing for the Travelpro family of brands.

Present your loved one with the new Atlantic Compass Unite 2-piece set that includes the 21″ Expandable Spinner and the 25″ Expandable Spinner. Ideal for family travel, the collection offers the new revolutionary Link2Go System, an innovative way to connect luggage back to back with Velcro straps to easily roll two pieces with just one hand, perfect for traveling with children. The collection is also packed with a wide array of features that makes travel easier. Tested for high-mileage travel, Compass Unite offers several family friendly features, such as an accessory clip, wet pocket, laundry/shoe bag and multiple carry handles.

The collection is available in fashionable black and blue fabric colors. Suggested retail price is $119.99 for the 21″ Expandable Spinner and $139.99 for the 25″ Expandable Spinner.

For the special women in your life, the Atlantic Odyssey Lite Ladies Tote is an ideal Valentine’s Day gift. The tote includes a padded laptop/tablet sleeve and organizer that conveniently stores pens, phones and keys for easy access. The suggested retail price is $69.99. The collection is available in burgundy and black fabric colors.

Travelpro Crew 9 Business BackpackAnother great gift idea for your Valentine is the Travelpro Crew 9 Business Backpack. This checkpoint-friendly bag has four deep pockets for storing a laptop computer, a tablet, a smart phone, cables, folders and other business essentials. Adjustable straps accommodate users of different heights. An elastic quick loop on the back of the backpack allows you to attach the bag over the handle of your Rollaboard luggage when wheeling through airports. The Crew 9 Business Backpack retails for $149.99.

Additionally, Travelpro offers the Crew 9 Rolling Tote with a padded laptop/tablet sleeve and business organizer. In addition, there is ample storage for clothes for an overnight trip. The Rolling Tote is made with micro-ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard fabric protection to ensure long-lasting durability. The Crew 9 Rolling Tote retails for $179.99. The collection is available in elegant black and titanium gray.

Surprise your Valentine with the recently released National Geographic Balboa 20″ Hardside Spinner Leopard Series, a perfect gift for a romantic weekend or adventurous getaway. This 8-wheel spinner collection is emblazoned with a Leopard wildlife image from the legendary National Geographic photographic library. The suggested retail price is $149.99. In addition to giving your Valentine a unique gift, your purchase will also help support vital National Geographic exploration, conservation, research and education programs.

Austin House, a leading brand of travel accessories, features a variety of practical, attractive and cost effective items that are ideal for travelers looking to make their journeys more comfortable. Choose from the soft and comfy Austin House Travel Comfort Set, which includes an eye mask, inflatable pillow and fleece blanket. The pillow cover also doubles as a convenient storage bag. This piece retails for $19.99. For the kids this Valentine’s Day, we have adorable cushy Animal Pillows that retail for $13.00 and matching Luggage Tags that retail for $4.00. Choose from the Green Alligator, Red Ladybug, Purple Monkey or Pink Pig.

About Austin House Austin House started in 1974 to make travel as safe, comfortable and hassle-free as possible. Today, the strength of Austin House is its vast selection of travel essentials and clever ideas, including safety locks, travel clocks, luggage straps, luggage tags, passport and document holders, personal security, comfort and care items, leather goods, adapters and converters and electronics accessories. A one-stop shop for travel accessories, Austin House is the essential resource for the serious traveler.

Visit the Austin House website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Atlantic Brand Luggage

Since 1919, the Atlantic brand has been synonymous with affordable, value-added and lightweight luggage. As a market leader in the lightweight luggage segment, including neatly designed uprights and spinners to trendy and smart garment bags and totes, all Atlantic branded luggage is of superior quality and durability. Whether for business or pleasure, travel is easier with Atlantic luggage, now part of the Travelpro family of brands. Please visit the Atlantic Luggage website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

About Travelpro

For twenty five years, Travelpro International has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for travelers worldwide. Since transforming the ease of modern day travel with The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, Travelpro has been the brand of choice for flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide.

Travelpro is dedicated to building a lifelong relationship with its customers by consistently understanding and exceeding their needs. The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested. Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.”

Please visit the Travelpro website for a full list of the latest products and retail locations.

Travelpro Announces Its New WalkAbout® Lite 4 Line of Rollaboard® and Spinner Luggage

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We’re very proud to announce the launch of the new WalkAbout® Lite 4 collection of Spinners, Rollaboards, Totes and rolling carry-on luggage. Our design and development teams have worked very hard to come up with the latest improvements in design and materials, in order to provide lightweight durable luggage at an affordable price.

The WalkAbout Lite 4 collection is extremely durable with a lightweight, strong honeycomb framing system and EVA foam. In fact, the 22-inch Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter weighs less than 8.5 pounds. The extension handle is made with airline grade aluminum tubes for added strength and stability. It has two stops at 38” and 43” to ensure a comfortable roll for users of different heights.

Walkabout Lite 4 22" Expandable Rollaboard Suiter

Walkabout Lite 4 22" Expandable Rollaboard Suiter

The 20-inch Business Plus Rollaboard® includes a padded laptop sleeve and business organizer. It’s ideal for the business traveler who only wants to carry-on one bag, eliminating the need to bring a separate briefcase.

Our 360 degree, dual-wheel Spinners roll effortlessly any way you want them to move. Their over-sized rear wheels switch easily from rolling upright beside you to being pulled behind, making it easy to navigate through busy airports.

Our new WalkAbout Lite 4 collection includes:

  • Deluxe Tote
  • Rolling Tote
  • 20” Expandable Business Plus Rollaboard®
  • 20” Expandable Wide-Body Spinner Suiter
  • 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter
  • 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter
  • 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter
  • 28” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter
  • 25” Expandable Spinner Upright
  • 29” Expandable Spinner Upright
  • Carry-On Rolling Garment Bag

For more information go to Travelpro.com.

Finding The Best Luggage

August 25, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

With the wide range of premium quality luggage available, do you wonder which bag is right for you? It all comes down to your preferences, which are usually based on how often you travel, the type of trips you take and your budget. The first step is to review the styles available.

Roll-Aboards: With models available throughout Travelpro’s collections, rollaboards range from carry-on to larger check-in sizes. Carry-on size bags will fit in the aircraft’s overhead bin and help eliminate the cost of checking your bags at departure, and the headache of retrieving them upon arrival. In the U.S. a carry-on bag must measure no more than 45 linear inches (the sum of the bag’s length, width and height). Larger size bags are great for long/extended trips.

Travelpro’s innovation that revolutionized travel worldwide, wheeled upright luggage allows you to pack for a week without having to carry the weight on your shoulders. Today’s rollaboards, or rolling uprights, feature inline skate wheels and a telescoping handle.

Business & Laptop Cases: If you’re a business traveler, you’ll appreciate the fact that Travelpro’s line of nylon business and laptop cases are lighter and more durable than leather cases. They store and protect laptops, private documents and other business materials.

All Travelpro cases meet carry on size restrictions and many are available in rolling models. Many new cases are also “Checkpoint Friendly,” eliminating the need to remove the laptop from the case as it’s scanned at airport security.

Totes: Smaller bags which are ideal for outings and overnight trips, also make an excellent companion piece for longer trips. Travelpro Totes are available in several styles, some with shoulder straps and some in rolling models.

Duffels: These durable, soft-sided bags provide both capacity and convenience on long trips. They are available in rolling or non-rolling styles and in carry-on or check-through sizes.

Garment Bags: Considered portable closets, Travelpro garment bags are popular with travelers who want to keep their suits, dresses, and other clothing wrinkle-free. Garment bags are available in both rolling and non-rolling versions, and in carry-on and check-through sizes.

Whatever your travel plans, whatever your luggage needs, Travelpro has the bag to suit you. You can check out our website, or use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator to find a retailer near you.

Which Travelpro® Bag Is Right For You?

August 3, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Which Travelpro® bag is right for you? With our ever-expanding range of premium quality luggage, it’s not an easy question. Maybe a review of Travelpro’s product line will help you decide.

Totes: Smaller bags that are ideal for outings and overnight trips, and also make an excellent companion piece for longer trips. Travelpro Totes are available in countless styles, some with shoulder straps and some with extendable handles with wheels.

Uprights: Travelpro’s innovation that revolutionized travel worldwide: wheeled Rollaboard® luggage allows you to pack for a week without having to carry the weight of your packed bag. Today’s rollaboards or rolling uprights feature high quality, sealed ball bearing wheels and a telescoping handle with multiple stops to accommodate users of different heights.

Many styles expand by as much as 35% for additional packing space. Constructed with lightweight yet durable frames and fabrics, these upright bags enable travelers to pack more while staying under airline weight restrictions.

Carry-Ons: With models available throughout Travelpro’s entire line, “carry-on” bags are small enough to fit in the aircraft’s overhead bin or underneath your seat. The largest that can be taken on a U.S. domestic flight is the 22” carry-on bag, measuring a maximum of 45 linear inches (the sum of the bag’s length, width and height). On most international flights, the carry-on length limit is usually 20 inches. Travelpro has wide variety of sizes available for every type of traveler.

Duffels: These durable, soft-sided bags provide both capacity and convenience on long trips . They are available in carry-on or check-through sizes, with or without wheels and extension handles.

Garment Bags: Considered portable closets, Travelpro garment bags are popular with savvy travelers who want to keep their suits, dresses, and other clothing wrinkle-free. Garment bags are available in both rollable and non-rolling versions, and in carry-on and check-through sizes.

Business & Laptop Cases: Successful business people appreciate the fact that Travelpro’s line of ballistic nylon business and laptop cases are lighter and more durable than leather cases. You can keep your most private documents and laptop computer protected – and do it with a sense of style. All are available with wide, comfortable shoulder straps or extendable handles with wheels. Many new cases are also “Checkpoint Friendly,” eliminating the need to remove the laptop from the case is it’s scanned at airport security.

So, which Travelpro bag is right for you? The choice is yours.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 City Tote

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For all you city slickers and frequent travelers, the Travelpro Platinum® 6 City Tote is made with you in mind. This light, 1.9 pound City Tote can suit any style in radiant burgundy, brilliant blue or even chic black.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 Deluxe tote is 6.5″ W by 16″ L by 13″ H and has Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating.

When traveling to a big city full of bright lights you need a bag that’s as brilliant as you. Travelpro’s Platinum® 6 City Tote has reinforced carry points with two shoulder-length handles for easy toting.

With multiple interior accessory pockets, an easy access front zippered pocket and ticket pocket, and an open back pocket for magazines; you now have more than enough space to store just about anything. A Quick Loop on back of the bag allows you to attach it to your Rollaboard for easy carrying.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 Deluxe City Tote commonly retails for $99.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

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