Considering that the last major innovation in luggage was a four-wheeled suitcase patented in 1972, it’s understandable that recent shifts have thrown the travel industry for a loop. For the past few years, makers of so-called smart luggage – that’s bags with anything from a US...
POSTED 20 Dec, 2017 7 Comments
Luggage tampering and theft happens all around the world – even when you’re heading to tourist-friendly destinations such as Los Angeles and New York, which were recently named as America’s two worst-ranking cities for claims of missing items from checked baggage. Wherever your...
POSTED 7 May, 2015 10 Comments
Paklite’s new ‘Altitude’ range of hard-shell suitcases have hit the streets and skies, with both cabin and checked bags now on sale. All bags come in both Cool Copper and Gun Metal metallic finishes – making them easier to spot at baggage claim – while the 115cm, $2...
POSTED 27 Mar, 2015 2 Comments
Paklite’s new Cyborg, Featherweight and Jet-Lite ranges hit the shelves this month, with designs that are both lightweight and durable for frequent business travellers. For tough cases, look no further than Cyborg – its medium and large hard-sided cases are perfect for housing those ...
POSTED 17 Jun, 2014 0 Comments
Business travellers put a lot of thought into picking the perfect carry-on bag, and that's as it should be. For the frequent flyer, the right hand luggage lets you zip through security, make an overnight trip without the time-consuming hassle of checked bags – and keep your gear safe ...
POSTED 29 Apr, 2014 19 Comments
One of the many joys of travel is the opportunity to sample new wines and bring back some bottles of the best for yourself or friends. We've been known to pick up a top bottle of Argentinian Malbec or French Côtes du Rhone while on a business trip, and after much trial and error (especiall...
POSTED 2 Jan, 2014 7 Comments
Airbus is best known for aircraft like its A380 superjumbo and the next-generation A350 jetliner, but the company has cooked up something else to delight the traveller: a prototype 'smart' bag complete with a companion iPhone app and 'Find My Bag' function to track lost luggage. Christened 'Ba...
POSTED 7 Jun, 2013 7 Comments
British Airways is shaking up European fares from its London Gatwick hub, with new "no bag" tickets on sale now for flights from 26 February. The airline insists the basic luggage-inclusive ticket price will remain the same under the new regime, with passengers seeing new "hand baggage only" far...
POSTED 25 Feb, 2013 14 Comments
United Airlines is cutting baggage allowances with immediate effect for business and first class passengers across its network. Business class passengers' luggage limit is now two bags of 32 kg each, down from three bags. The airline is now charging business class passengers a sky-high ext...
POSTED 18 Feb, 2013 1 Comment
Qantas will change international baggage allowances from counting number of bags to counting their weight, bringing them in line with Emirates, as the Qantas-Emirates alliance starts up on 1 April. Qantas' and Emirates' Platinum, Gold and Silver frequent flyers will receive extra allowances on t...
POSTED 12 Feb, 2013 15 Comments
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