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Old 03-08-2016, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Greenwich
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So I have a case that's a Richardo one about 10 years old I think it's about 8-10 Lbs empty.. last took it with me for a week to the Dominican Republic last year in April coming back I was like 3 lbs over 50 lb but they did not charge me any fees..

I told myself I would be getting a new bag before I go again and I'm going again in July so I'm not sure what size the case is but looking online it seems the 29" cases look small but I know new rules are in effect but I always fly jetblue.

Any cases I should be looking for? I'm not sure on brand Samsonite seems to be decent.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Unfortunately you've missed the good annual luggage sales by about a month. What's your budget? Hard or soft sided? Wheels or not?
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:01 AM
 
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Whatever you pick, DO NOT get a black one. Worst choice ever when you're at the airport and 85% of people have plain black luggage.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Greenwich
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budget is $200 and wheeled (spinner) and soft case
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Greenwich
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Whatever you pick, DO NOT get a black one. Worst choice ever when you're at the airport and 85% of people have plain black luggage.
I was looking at an orange or blue case from Samsonite
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I have had my Vera Bradley luggage for almost 20 years and it still looks like new. The inside compartments come out and can be washed. The patterns are beautiful and you will never have a problem finding your luggage among the black ones, and you probably will not see your pattern when traveling. I don't find the pieces to be heavy and have not had a weight problem when traveling. It was a present from DH and I know that it was a little pricey, but this luggage was a great investment for me.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I just went thru this exercise. Pop over to TJ Maxx or Ross or Marshall's. You'll get last year's models and/or weird color choices (which is a good thing) and save yourself about $100.

I assume you realize that size bag ALWAYS needs to be checked.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I bought some cheap luggage from the AAA travel store about ten yrs ago and it is still going strong so I would say look there first and you might even get a discount if you are a member .
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:53 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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If you don't have to see it in person, overstock.com and ebags.com seem to have good buys on luggage. Both participate in Ebates, which -- if you're not familiar with that -- gets you cash back on your purchase. Ebags has an extra 20% off Samsonite Spinners right now. samsonite spinner - eBags.com
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Airfrance has new luggage size requirements that are also being considered by other U.S. airlines in the near future (from what I’ve been told). Carryon is a big factor for change and it’s now at 21” by 13” by 9” and this INCLUDES the wheels & handles. My wife and I had checked with a luggage store which told us that any of their carryons would be allowed. WRONG! Not on AirFrance at this time and possibly other airlines in time; which are looking at the new standards? We did find the correct size at the Macys in the Richardo carryon.

Carry-on baggage size and weight - Authorized carry-on baggage - Air France

As for larger checked luggage bags we found that Costco has some very good bargains and priced lower than anything else we could find at the Samsonite stores in town.
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