It’s easy to spot a seasoned business traveler going through airport security: there’s no fumbling for baggie-enclosed liquids, laptops are smartly stored for quick accessibility, shoes are slipped off with haste, and most telling of all is their covetable carry-on suitcase. When heading out for a work-related trip, it’s important to have a piece of luggage that not only matches a two-piece suit, but can also store it—with a computer and overnight necessities to boot.
But, with new carry-on size limitations being enforced by Delta, American, and United Airlines, even the most frequent of fliers can be caught off guard at the gate (and possibly sent back to the check-in counter). For those traveling on the aforementioned airlines, pieces being stowed in the overhead compartment must be 22″ x 14″ x 9″ or less. Here, our recommendations for functional suitcases that are just the right size.
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