Carry ons have literally changed the way people fly. By eliminating the need to check baggage, carry ons ensure a quicker travel experience and a greater guarantee of satisfaction, mainly through the elimination of luggage-loss risk. But there’s a wonderful variety to be found in these ergonomic luggage companions. There’s durability, visibility and capacity to be considered, so put up that tray table, buckle that seat belt and prepare for a high altitude shopping experience.
We call them “carry ons” because they fit a certain criteria found in most airports and airlines. They allow us to forego the checking of our baggage, which makes the check-in process at the airport infinitely quicker, if not completely unnecessary. The time saved and stress lessened makes these little beauties worth their weight in gold (which, by the way, is a color option).
When searching for a suitable carry on, a few things should be considered. Not least among them is appearance. You’re going to be parading through the airport with this thing, so it might as well say something about you. Fortunately, carry ons come in a host of colors, shapes and appearances, so finding one that says “you” shouldn’t be a complicated task. The uniqueness of your carry on will also make it easier to keep track of.
The size – or capacity – of the carry ons you are considering is also important to keep in mind. Selecting the right one in this regard largely comes down to how you travel and if you are going to be checking any other larger luggage. If everything you need is to fit in this one piece of luggage, take an inventory of what you expect to pack and then match that load with a carry on that will accommodate.
The beauty of carry ons is their portability. Just about all of them feature wheels or castors and a telescoping handle for easy maneuverability down those long, crowded terminals. Pay attention to the construction of the luggage pieces you are searching for. Some carry ons have a hard shell, which will do a better job of protecting the contents. This also means they can expand to allow for an oversized load, however. Know your needs and have fun on your next journey with your new carry on!