The reason we now live in the ‘global village’ is because travelling from one country to another has never been so easy, quick, and arguably inexpensive. The research and booking process for flights have been revolutionized by the Internet and have facilitated the growth and prosperity of for example the budget airlines. There are however some aspects of international travel that just seem to get more difficult. How many of us less frequent flyers for example would know exactly what items we can and can’t take in our hand luggage / cabin baggage even after the publicity generated in the wake of the terrorist attacks? Also, how many of us would know the exact weight restrictions for our baggage prior to flying with any particular carrier or airline? Quite apart from the concerns about baggage weight, the wider choice of airlines available to us has also led to considerable confusion among passengers in the acceptable size / dimensions of pieces of cabin baggage.
Cabin Baggage Dimensions
As airlines try to utilise space, improve efficiency, improve safety, lower costs and increase profits, space allowance in the overhead baggage lockers has come into sharp focus. In recent years where scheduled airlines form the UK were concerned, The Department of Transport attempted to provide definitions of the maximum size of hand luggage / hand baggage / cabin baggage, but since 29th April of 2010 this is no longer the case. The size therefore is now down to the specific airlines. This of course has only increased confusion as each airline could (and often do) have different maximum size restrictions. Just taking 2 airlines for example, Ryanair specify maximum dimensions (in centimetres) of 55 x 40 x 20. Easyjet on the other hand specify 56 x 45 x 25 cm.
Finding the travel bag that be within the maximum size restrictions for most airlines, can comfortably meet of all of our modern storage requirements, and will withstand the stresses and strains of travel for years to come and still look good is the challenge.
Leather Travel Bags
Many of the modern smaller cases with hard outer shells may be protective but they’re also very inflexible. Many holdalls, and travel bags are made from weaker synthetic materials which provide little protection for the items inside and are prone to tearing. Would your travel bag for instance provide adequate space and protection for laptop computer?
Some of the great benefits of good quality leather are strength, durability, flexibility, and that keeps looking good over time. There are now many different styles of leather bag which would in most cases meet airline restrictions, and provide the ultimate modern storage and protection solution to all travellers’ needs. For example a Cortex Travellers PC leather briefcase easily meets most maximum size restrictions at 42cm x 30cm x 18cm and is particularly versatile in its uses and applications. A trolley bag, cabin bag, cabin holdall, cargo holdall, computer cabin case, trolley bag, rolling case, and messenger bag are just some of the options of travel bag styles available to today’s travel bag buyer, all in high quality leather, and many of which incorporate the all important padded laptop compartment. The strong straps and handles mean minimum wear and tear, and features like a variety of zipped pockets and organiser pockets allow you to be more organised and to have the important contents to hand when you need them.
For more information about leather travel bags, call 0208 404 6451 The Leather Briefcase Company.