baggage

Ugh. Baggage. More specifically, luggage. Remember a few months ago I spent a bunch of money on some fancy new Samsonite luggage? I had a cashback reward from a credit card, and if I traded it in for a voucher from a selection of companies – the amount was doubled. This is how I ended up with $160 in Samsonite money that could only be redeemed in an outlet store. Luckily, there’s a Samsonite outlet store about 10 minutes from my house.

I picked out the most lovely suitcases. A big one, a medium one and I got a free carry-on. It’s a nice Martha Stewart-green, and I love it. But guess what? The airlines don’t. Apparently the big one weighs a good 15 pounds empty, and always seems to be overweight – even when it’s only half-filled. This is a pain in my booty.

Next, on the first trip the big suitcase took to Oklahoma, the cool little Samsonite emblem fell off. I know the ramp guys are brutal, but only one trip? That stinks.

Anyway, I don’t know what you’re supposed to do these days. Cheap luggage falls apart. Expensive luggage falls apart. My next purchase will be a Rimowa.

That’s if any airlines are open by the next time I travel!

2 Replies to “baggage”

  1. […] baggage I had a cashback reward from a credit card, and if I traded it in for a voucher from a selection of companies – the amount was doubled. […]

  2. Try ebags.com for good user reviews of a big variety of luggage & other bags. I’ve had good luck there & they seem to have regular sales, too.

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