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Old 04-23-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Though its available in many colours and patterns, most people choose the basic black, and tie ribbons on the handles to identify it. Mine is all mixed, since most of it came from thrift stores, but its the basic black and I put a single streak across the front and back with pink spray paint. Cant miss that one!!
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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My main bag for checking is blue, while my carry-on is purple. My husband's suitcase is blue, too.

my previous bag was black, but I used a white paint marker to paint strips on it. So I could spot it easier, and so everyone else with black bags would know it *wasn't* theirs. I still like to tie orange ribbons to my handles to make spotting easier (and again, so no one else thinks it is theirs).

I travel a lot for work and have to replace my checked bag about every 18 months. Its not that i am rough on it, its the baggage people that are. Plus, there aren't any luggage repair places anymore
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Mine is Dianne Von Furstenburg- Red with white trim
My daughters is also DVF brand- Yellow with white trim
My husbands is Kenneth Cole and Ralph Lauren- all Black

Needless to say, my daughter and I always have a much easier time finding our luggage than my husband does!
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:02 AM
 
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My main bag for checking is blue, while my carry-on is purple. My husband's suitcase is blue, too.

my previous bag was black, but I used a white paint marker to paint strips on it. So I could spot it easier, and so everyone else with black bags would know it *wasn't* theirs. I still like to tie orange ribbons to my handles to make spotting easier (and again, so no one else thinks it is theirs).

I travel a lot for work and have to replace my checked bag about every 18 months. Its not that i am rough on it, its the baggage people that are. Plus, there aren't any luggage repair places anymore
Why don't you just buy a high quality bag with a lifetime replacement/repair warranty, then you will not have to replace the bag every 18 months.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Mine is navy blue with a natural leather trim. Hides the black dog hair just fine, but the grey and white cat hairs.........
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Wow...your kids must be pretty rough.
Not the kids...................the baggage handlers and equipment REALLY TEARS up the luggage. The kids get upset when they claim their luggage and it is a brand new piece and has a rip, tear, huge black mark, etc.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: on an island
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I think the baggage handlers really can be rough on the luggage.
That's why I travel light--I *never* check luggage if I can help it. My backpack fits under the seat in front of me if necessary.
Every now and then, I do have to check it. I have a funky little Michelin Man tag on it to help with identification.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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My luggage is bright blue!! I always find it right away.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:01 PM
 
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My wife bought us some VERY nice black Samsonite luggage. And I like it. But my "luggage of choice" has always been my G.I. stuff; the ol' duffle bag (You can have any color you want as long as it's OD green) I'm also proud to have a Kit Bag, Flyer's, OD! It's a nice soft-sided squareish bag that I've sewn unit patches from all of the squadrons and commands I was in during my USAF service.
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: AmCit in Philippines
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I live overseas and when I travel, the bags are heavy and badly handled by third world airport workers. I wear through the suitcases and then replace them. My current color is red, for reasons stated by others. Unfortunately, getting off international flights and groggy, I struggle to remember which set of suitcases I currently own, to remember what to look for!

(I also use two military green duffle bags, which are sadly worn and holey. But they hold so much I can't do without them!)
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