airline-proof hard suitcase

  Carafaraday 15:19 16 Jan 07

Does anyone have any opinion about the best suitcase to buy which will have some chance of surviving the rigours of airport baggage handlers? I'm looking for a hard, medium-sized case and considering John Lewis Fuji II, Antler Prism, and Samsonite Cruiseair II Spinner.

  spuds 17:08 16 Jan 07

Not sure about the ones that you are considering,but I used a Samsonite for many years, and it did me proud, and still usable today.

samsonite everytime here!

  Carafaraday 17:30 16 Jan 07

Thanks, spuds and adman 2. Does the Samsonite one you use have wheels? Samsonite certainly seem to be the most expensive, but worth it I suppose if they survive a bit longer......

  spuds 17:48 16 Jan 07

When I purchased my Samsonite, there were no such thing as wheels. But it as survived many a drag along some very suspect ground :o)

  Carafaraday 17:54 16 Jan 07

Thanks Spuds - long may it continue to survive.

many years ago i sold house intruder alarms and made my demonstration panel in a samsonite, 8 years i did that, it was stolen, stolen and thrown out of a moving vehicle, i drove over it once together with my golf clubs, i still have it in my loft, only has scratchs looks a little 'tired' but last time i checked all my kit still worked!
the clubs however had played there last round :(
it was quite small so didnt have wheels.
ironically when it was stolen police said it was probably the case they were trying to steal!!

  €dstowe 18:44 16 Jan 07

Another Samsonite fan. Had them for years. Not lightweight, though. A wheeled one is essential.

  Carafaraday 18:48 16 Jan 07

€dstowe - I take it you have a wheelie version? The wheels look awfully small and vulnerable. Have yours managed to survive Heathrow etc?

  Forum Editor 19:19 16 Jan 07

and airports all over the world for many years, and I've yet to find a rigid case that survives baggage handling for long.

Nowadays I settle for a good quality soft case - they seem to fare better, and I don't pack anything fragile in them.

and if you find one they cant break they shall probably lose it!

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