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Caring For Your Luggage

As is the case with most possessions, the proper care will ensure both quality and longevity. Much like the clothing that you wear, luggage must be cared for in accordance with its design and material used for its construction.

American Tourister, one of the leading luggage manufacturers in the United States, recommends cleaning hardside luggage using a gentle soap and warm water. After rinsing well, the company recommends that anyone wishing to preserve the luster of their luggage and add resistence to its covering should use a quality silicone-based automobile or furniture polish. “We do not recommend, however, that you try to clean the luggage with a combination cleaner-polish,” says American Tourister.

Softside luggage can be spot cleaned using mild soap and water. In addition, you can also use products designed for spot removal on clothing or a cleaner designed for car mats and/or automobile carpets. Remember, it’s important to rinse the luggage thoroughly after cleaning.

Storage is also an important part of maintaining the quality of beauty of your luggage. As such, it is recommended that you avoid placing your luggage where it would be susceptible to extreme heat or cold, which may cause aging. “Any American Tourister luggage which is being stored in an attic or basement should be taken out of storage, opened, and permitted to ‘air’ regularly,” according to American Tourister. This action will help to prevent mildew resulting from humidity, which is often present when/if an item is not used frequently.

If you own a luggage set, it may be a good idea to store it in the same manner as you received it. Most sets will come with the smaller pieces packed into the larger ones for convenient handling. Storing your luggage this way will also help to preserve the smaller pieces and will leave only the largest exposed to the outside air. In addition to frequent cleaning and allowing your luggage to air out by frequently removing it from storage and opening it, this method will protect the majority of your set from stains and everyday buildup that may occur if each piece were to be placed in storage separately.

Aside from the aforementioned methods of caring for your luggage, it’s important that you remain mindful of your items while traveling. Although a hardside suitcase is strong, it is not invincible. Depending on the mishap, this type of luggage can and will suffer damage though it is the strongest of all luggage. Softside luggage features the ability to expand, which means it is flexible and more likely to suffer tears or rips. Taking special care when handling your luggage will result in many long and happy travels.

The majority of luggage manufacturers, including Samsonite and American Tourister, offer warranties on their luggage. These guarantees are not enforceable in the event of misuse, but are a valuable promise of quality and will be appreciated in the event of a problem relating to the design or workmanship of the luggage. It is important to save all purchase receipts and documentation relating to the purchase of luggage, including warranty information, incase a claim should later need to be filed.

Can you pack laptops in your luggage Your questions answered on the government's proposed laptop ban

A traveler takes her laptop out of her bag for scanning at JFK airport in New York City on May 17, 2017. Joe Penney/Reuters The Trump administration banned laptops in the cabins of some planes because of security risks. Now, the Federal Aviation ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:51:00 GMT

Laptop Flipflop: Now U.S. Tries To Ban Laptops In Checked, Not Carry-On, Luggage

Seven months after America banned laptops from the passenger cabins of flights from the Arab World - forcing travelers to check them into cargo holds - the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants global airlines to ban the very practice its ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:28:00 GMT

U.S. urges banning laptops in checked luggage, citing fire concerns

The United States government is urging the FAA to ban laptops and other electronic devices from being stowed in checked luggage on all flights. The lithium ion batteries in the devices have been shown to explode if exposed to certain consumer goods.

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:54:05 GMT

Cameras About to Be Banned from Checked Luggage on Planes

Travelling on planes is about to get a whole lot less convenient for photographers. Citing the risk of explosion and catastrophic fire, the United States government is advising airlines around the world to ban cameras, laptops, and other electronic devices ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:21:00 GMT

FAA urges ban on laptops in luggage

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:55:00 GMT

FAA proposes that electronics is banned from checked luggage on all international flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently proposed that the laptop ban should expand to all international flights. This time, it won't refer to the laptops, cameras and other devices in the carry-on, but in the checked luggage. Reportedly ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:16:00 GMT

FAA pushes new proposal to ban laptops in checked luggage

ROMULUS, Mich. - A new proposal would ban laptops from checked luggage. Fears that laptop batteries could overheat and start fires in cargo areas are prompting the proposal. An FAA test center video showed how an aerosol can could explode if a laptop heats ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:51:00 GMT

Daily Deal: Finally, You Can Afford This TUMI Luggage

Airports are usually terrible. They're full of long lines, delayed trips, screaming babies, awful chairs, you name it. But the one thing that makes all of it way more bearable: some kickass luggage. TUMI is one of the best luggage brands out there.

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:49:00 GMT

FAA calls for worldwide ban of laptops and small electronics in checked luggage

Authorities find that an overheated lithium-ion battery packed with an aerosol spray could trigger an explosion and potentially take down a plane.

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:28:00 GMT

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