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How do I know what luggage to buy?

Consider your travel needs when shopping for luggage. How long you stay at your destination influences the size of your luggage, as an extended stay usually means packing more clothing. Suitcase size also determines the size and quantity of items brought back from trips. Hard-shelled luggage may provide delicate items more protection but come at the cost of extra baggage weight. Wheels, handles, pockets, and zippers should be well-made, durable, and easy to clean. Most people also consider appearance, choosing good-looking luggage materials or suitcase colors that stand out at baggage claims.

Do airlines prefer hard or soft luggage?

Airlines have no preference for hard or soft luggage and are more concerned with luggage size. Soft-sided luggage is lighter than hardshell suitcases, so you can pack more items before hitting the airline’s luggage weight restrictions. Hardshell luggage provides more protection for packed contents.

What luggage holds up best?

Choosing between hard and soft luggage is less critical than suitcase quality when determining which luggage holds up best. High-quality softshell bags made from scuff and scratch-resistant fabrics last much longer than suitcases made from cheaper materials. Hardside luggage made from polycarbonate withstands blows and drops that cause lower-quality cases to crack. In addition to the materials used to make the suitcase shell, the quality of bag wheels, handles, and zippers also play a role. Inexpensive suitcases may seem like good deals, but over time the durability of a well-made bag is the better investment.

What is the most reliable checked luggage?

Reliability comes in many shapes – and sizes. First, ensure your luggage is made with top-performing materials and that its design has been put to the test. Then, make sure your checked luggage meets the luggage size limits of domestic and international airlines while protecting packed contents. Luggage should be as lightweight as possible while still meeting these requirements, as weight allowances include baggage weight. Considering quality and compliance when purchasing checked suitcases will help you find the perfect option for your travel style.

What is the standard check-in suitcase size for airlines?

The standard suitcase size for airlines is 62 linear inches (length + width + height), including wheels and handles. Typically this translates into a bag with dimensions of 30.5 x 19.5 x 12 inches, but each airline sets its own standard sizes. Check whether your checked bags meet the standard size for airlines with this handy luggage size chart.

What is the largest luggage size for checked bags?

Oversized bags between 63 to 100 linear inches (height + length + width) are accepted by most airlines but come with additional fees. Airlines also charge additional fees for bags that exceed their weight allowances, with maximum overweight allowances of 80 to 100 pounds. For a complete explanation of the largest luggage size for check-in bags, consult our airline luggage size chart.

What is the best luggage for international travel?

Checked and carry-on luggage requirements for international flights often differ from domestic flights. Check our guide to international luggage standards to ensure your bags meet international airline restrictions. How well baggage handlers treat your bags can vary depending on your destination, so invest in durable, scuff-resistant luggage before you travel.

How big can a carry-on suitcase be?

The standard domestic carry-on suitcase size is 22 inches tall, 9 inches deep, and 14 inches wide. International carry-on sizes are 15.7 to 22 inches tall, with varying widths and depths. Check our carry-on luggage size chart to see what sizes and weights different airlines allow.