Welcome to the caseluggage blog. We will be using the blog to tell you about new product just posted to the site as well as discussing new trends in both travel goods and business cases. We will also try and keep you updated with any new directives regarding carry on cases, weight allowances and other information relating to all forms of travel.
This will also be a forum for you to tell about your travel experiences, especially where it involves your luggage, and any tips you might have for fellow travellers – both business and leisure.
The mission of Case Luggage both in store and online is to present to our customers the finest luggage and business pieces from around the globe. We look to offer a considered and succinct choice of brands and ranges that cover a variety of price points as well as uses – intelligent choice rather than bewildering and confusing mass of product. Below we set out some of our most popular brands and ranges for our customers.
Tumi is widely considered to be the best in class for well engineered, functional luggage and business pieces. The Alpha Travel Ranges feature the best soft sided luggage pieces for both check in and carry on. The 22021 Continental Carry On was designed specifically to meet British Airways and many other European based international carrier criteria for carry on suitcases. It has fast become our most successful selling carry on at £595. Whilst the Alpha Travel range is the core of Tumi’s business, new additions including Hard Sided Vapor Luggage and Alpha Bravo – a younger, more contemporary travel collection, have both had fantastic launches this year.
Brics has been a favourite of Case customers for many many years. It is the epitome of Affordable Luxury from a truly Italian label. The Rodeo Life collection is their core travel range, and it exudes styles and purpose with a mix of suede effect brushed cotton, leather trim detailing and fantastic use of hardware. This is a true timeless classic collection that adds style and panache to any trip. The best selling piece is the 202 holdall selling at £195. They have just redesigned their collection of trolley cases, and when these hit the shelves (and online) in November, we expect them to fly out.
For most people around the world, Samsonite is the first brand name most people think of when you mention luggage. Having just celebrated their 100 year anniversary, this is a travel goods company steeped in tradition of making and designing fine travel pieces. They have always been renowned for having a best selling hard sided travel collection, and today is no different as Cosmolite has been a roaring success for them. An immediately iconic design and exclusive use of a polycarbonate material called Curv, this collection of trolley cases ranging from £229 to £315 are ideal for all forms of travel – business, holiday, cruises and more.
We have covered the £200 plus market, but for those who travel less frequently but still want to travel in style, Delsey have been making great lightweight travel ranges for many years. The Fibre Lite range is it’s hero range of featherweight luggage. A memory shape fibre glass construction allows the case to be strong as well as lightweight. This is a nicely designed range – both externally and internally and is ideal for holiday travel. Trolley cases range from £139 to £159.
That gives you a taste of what we have available in store and online. There is plenty more to explore and see, and we of course always want to hear what you think about all manners of luggage and bags.
We have just updated the caseluggage.com Travel Desk with the very latest carry on guidelines for what we consider to be the most popular International airlines used from the United Kingdom. (If we have missed any out, please let us know and we can add them in).
Each airlines’ website has been individually visited, so we have not relied on any other organisations’ lists. Some airlines have better descriptions than others when it comes to guidelines online – but we publish this with the caveat that you should always check for yourself.
We hope the list helps you in making an informed decision as to what to buy – there are many different size requirements and weight requirements from all these airlines, although some patterns do emerge when you look at airlines from different continents.
In our next blog we will discuss what is available to take on to airlines such as Ryanair where the depth of case allowed is only 20cm.
If you have any tips for fellow travellers or stories about what you have or have not managed to get on board, please let us know.