Travelpro Luggage: Flight Crew Approved and Now Better than Ever

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Aug 13, 2011 / 0 comments

Love quality luggage? Who doesn't? A long-time leader in the high-end luggage market, Travelpro® invented Rollaboard® luggage and has continued its innovative designs. Long known for being the luggage of choice for flight crews and seasoned travelers alike, Travelpro® keeps on designing and creating luggage for the needs of all travelers.


Travelpro Platinum 7



Travelpro®'s new Platinum 7 Collection is a lightweight entry into the Rollaboard field, and includes the Deluxe Tote, Soft Duffel Bag, Deluxe Rolling Tote, 20’ Expandable Business Plus Rollaboard, 20” Expandable Wide Body Rollaboard® Suiter, 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter, 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter, 26” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter, 28” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter, Carry-on Rolling Garment Bag, 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag, and the 30” Rolling Duffel. As you can see, Travelpro® has something to fit every traveler's needs!


Travelpro Platinum 7



The company offers a variety of innovative, high-quality luggage collections and computer briefs; each aimed at a specific user lifestyle and rigorously tested.   Travelpro was the winner of the 2009 and 2010 Leading Edge Award from Executive Travel Magazine for “The Best Carry-on Case.”

I love that Travelpro backs the Platinum 7 collection with its “Travelpro® Worry-Free” warranty, which also covers repairs for bags damaged by airline baggage handlers. We've all been there, when your heart sinks upon seeing your luggage on the carousel, and wishing you'd packed a few rolls of duct tape to reconstruct your bag...


Travelpro Platinum 7



We received for review the Platinum 7 20" expandable Business Plus Rollaboard® in plum in June. What can I say? It's now one of our go-to bags for both short weekend trips (I claim it!) and for one of our carryons when we fly. It looks good - I love the herringbone fabric, the strong wheels, and the black nickel accents. It's light enough that our 9 year-old daughter can lift it (packed) - it's less than 9 pounds empty. As well, there are a variety of pockets to fit all of my things - a padded laptop pocket, a front pocket organizer, and several interior pockets. There are three handles (including one telescoping handle with several stops), which makes it very easy to carry (or store on the handicap carts at the airport) in any direction. The expandable business Rollaboard® also is expandable (2.5 inches! That's a lot of shopping!), a feature which I love, since I always seem to come home with far more than I left. We have lots of luggage - and I am sure that our new Travelpro® will fit right in (and rise to the top) for our travel needs.


Travelpro Platinum 7

Travelpro Platinum 7 front padded laptop pocket


Travelpro Platinum 7

Travelpro Platinum 7 interior



We asked Travelpro® a few questions for our Wandering Educators, about the backstory of the company and the new Platinum 7 line.



WE: Travelpro® has a long history of creating extraordinary luggage - what was the genesis of the company?

Travelpro®: The genesis of the company is that for almost a quarter century, Travelpro® has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for the frequent traveler. Travelpro is the choice of flight crews and frequent travelers. The story behind Travelpro® began in 1987, when a Northwest Airline 747 pilot invented The Original Rollaboard® wheeled luggage, an innovation that dramatically transformed the ease of modern-day travel. From garment bags and suitcases to executive/computer briefs, rolling duffels, totes and backpacks, Travelpro® has long been a brand of choice for more than 500,000 flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Its customers appreciate the outstanding durability, practical functionality and stylish innovations that is the Travelpro® legacy.



Travelpro Platinum 7




WE: Please tell us about the new Travelpro® Platinum 7 line...

Travelpro®: The Platinum 7 Collection has set a new standard for luxury design with distinction and functional superiority. The Collection includes a leather monogram patch for the engraving of initials as well as black nickel accents throughout the bag. In addition to its stylish features, Travelpro took the challenge of weight into consideration, with the ever changing airline baggage restrictions in mind, and succeeded in making the 22” Expandable Rollaboard® under 9 lbs, considerably lighter than its competitors. In addition, Travelpro has added numerous features such as High-Tensile Strength Zipper Pulls, an Integrated 4 Point Expansion Stability System, PU Bonded, Sealed Ball-Bearing Wheels, Removable Suiter System, and Extension Handles engineered for greater strength and comfort that accommodates users of different heights. In addition, its 2 1/2” expansion capability feature allows for extra capacity for the travellers last minute wardrobe additions. Travelpro backs the Platinum 7 collection with its “Travelpro® Worry-Free” warranty, guarantees that your luggage is free from defects in materials and workmanship, and also covers repairs of damage caused by airline baggage handlers for the life of the bag.



WE:  What's different about the Travelpro® Platinum 7 line, from other Travelpro® luggage lines?

Travelpro®: The Platinum 7 Collection is the top of our line with innovative features that set it apart from any other luggage line in the marketplace. The collection offers a lifetime, worry-free warranty, covering repairs for damage caused by airline baggage handlers.



Travelpro Platinum 7




WE: I love the new Platinum 7 Collection from Travelpro®. It's an investment that will pay for itself over and over, due to both the high-quality construction and the lifetime warranty. Highly recommended for our Wandering Educators.



To learn more, please see:



Travelpro® Platinum® 7

20" Expandable Business Rollaboard®
ID: 4091120

L20" x W9" x H14"


Padded laptop pocket in 20” Business Plus Rollaboard® protects computer and provides easy access in the airport security line

Deluxe Business Organizer in 20" Business Plus Rollaboard® stores an array of business essentials for easy access

Removable, sealed ball-bearing inline skate wheels



Note: We received the 20" Expandable Business Rollaboard® from Travelpro® for review purposes. Thank you, Travelpro®!



Yes, I took all these photos on our dock. When we're in the airport, or driving, I always forget to take product shots.