When traveling across the country or across the globe, you may be presented with the opportunity to buy travel insurance. But what exactly is travel insurance? Does everyone need it? What happens if your best luggage is lost at an airport? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more. (more…)
If you’re a business traveler, the arrival of your airplane at its destination more often means the beginning of a work day than the possibility of getting a good night’s sleep. But it can be extremely hard to get good rest on a plane while surrounded by coughing passengers, crying babies, and bustling flight attendants. Here are some tips on getting good sleep while on a plane. (more…)
NEW YORK, NY – October 15, 2012 –Altman Luggage, a leading online retailer of high quality luggage, is pleased to offer tips on getting through airport security faster. If you are a frequent traveler for business, these trips can make traveling as easy and hassle-free as possible.
TSA-Friendly Carry On
The best way to get on and off the plane quickly is with a carry on rather than checked-in luggage. And to get through security quickly with your carry on, you need to pack accordingly. The TSA recommends packing a well-organized carry on bag, with electronics, clothes, and heavier items layered accordingly. Your carry on bag should also follow the 3-1-1 rule when it comes to your toiletries and any other liquids.
The TSA 3-1-1 rule is as follows:
- 3- Each container must contain less than 3.4 ounces of liquid
- 1 – Containers must be in 1 clear quart-sized bag
- 1 – Each passenger may only have 1 bag
If you are looking for high quality carry on luggage that can resist the wear and tear of travel, consider Samsonite Cosmolite luggage from Altman Luggage.
TSA-Friendly Laptop Bags
With a TSA checkpoint-friendly laptop bag, you have one less thing to worry about in the security line. A laptop bag or business case that is TSA friendly will have a separate compartment for the laptop that can lay flat on the x-ray belt so that it can be scanned without other objects getting in the way. Briggs & Riley Luggage offers a wide variety of TSA-friendly laptop bags to choose from.
It is important to make sure the lock on your luggage TSA approved so it can be removed by airport security. TSA can inspect your bag using a universal lock and combination. Briggs & Riley and Eagle Creek both offer an affordable TSA-friendly lock for your luggage. Additionally, some luggage brands including Delsey and Rimowa feature an integrated TSA-friendly lock built into their luggage for the ultimate security while traveling.
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Altman Luggage has all the suitcases, briefcases, luggage sets, duffle bags, carry-ons, messenger bags, handbags you’re looking for from top luggage brands including Travelpro, Victorinox Swiss Army Spectra Luggage, Antler, Kipling, Samsonite Cosmolite luggage, Delsey, Bosca, Rimowa Salsa luggage and more. They also carry a wide variety of luxury pens, watches, and travel accessories.
NEW YORK, NY – August 9, 2012 – If you are a frequent traveler or a mobile professional, investing in TSA friendly luggage can make getting through airport security a breeze. Altman Luggage, a leading online retailer of high quality luggage, has all the TSA friendly, lightweight luggage you need to make traveling as easy and hassle-free as possible.
TSA-Friendly Laptop Bag
A TSA-friendly laptop bag, also called “checkpoint friendly”, will allow you to pass through security without having to remove your laptop from the bag and place it in the bin. A laptop bag or business case that is TSA friendly will have a separate compartment for the laptop that can lay flat on the x-ray belt so that it can be scanned without other objects getting in the way. Approved laptop bags come in three styles: sleeve style, butterfly style, and trifold style. With a checkpoint friendly laptop bag, you have one less thing to worry about in the security line. Samsonite makes a number of high quality, lightweight checkpoint friendly laptop bags at affordable price points.
Whether you’re a frequent traveler by air, train, or car, there are a few must-have items you should always have with you to make your trip go more smoothly and safely, while staying healthier in the process.
Even if you have checked luggage, you should always bring a piece of carry-on luggage with you on the train or plane to carry the items that should remain accessible at all times (even if it’s just simple backpack or shoulder bag). Here are some key items to keep in your carry-on:
- Hand sanitizer (under 3ounces if you’re flying)
- Pain relievers
- A small bottle of saline solution if you wear contacts (once again, under 3 ounces if flying)
- An extra pair of eyeglasses
- Music player and headphones
- Phone charger (or multi-charger for all your electronics)
- Travel pillow (avoid using the ones they give out on the plane)
- A change of clothes (in case your checked luggage gets lost)
- Any medications you are currently prescribed
In this day and age of high airline fares and extra baggage fees, as well as all the horror stories you hear of lost luggage, the option of traveling with just one carryon bag is becoming more and more attractive. Not to mention all the time you can save not waiting around at the baggage claim. While packing for a business trip does require some forethought and planning, it is possible to bring just one piece of lightweight luggage on your business trip. Here’s how.
1. Choose the Right Luggage
Things to consider when choosing which bag or suitcase to bring with you, include:
- Size: Most airlines dictate that your carry-on can be a maximum of 45 linear inches (l+w+h), however check with the airline you are flying with to be sure. You don’t want to go to all the trouble of packing a “carry-on” only to be required to check your luggage.
- Weight: Some airlines may weigh carry-on bags before you board, and you may also be carrying your luggage a long way, so try to make sure that most of the weight comes from what’s inside your luggage, and not from the bag itself. Our Samsonite luggage is not only compact; it is very lightweight as well.
- Storage: Pockets, pockets, and more pockets! The more pockets you have on your luggage, the more organized things will stay. Additionally, exterior pockets provide convenient access to travel paraphernalia such as books, neck pillows, or snacks, without rummaging through everything else.
2. What Items Do You Need to Function?
Think about what you really need to function day-to-day and which of these items could be rented or borrowed while away. For instance, most hotels provide a hair dryer in every room and provide irons upon request, so you can check those off the list! Here are some of the essentials to remember:
- A change of clothing for each day of your trip (synthetic fabrics are lighter and fold up smaller)
- Toiletries, including a toothbrush and toothpaste, makeup, razors, etc. (Most hotels will provide complimentary shampoo and soap.) Just remember, according to TSA rules and regulations, any liquids you bring with you in your carry-on must be three ounces or less. That includes mouth wash, shampoo, sunscreen, etc. Consider purchasing a travel set of bottles for your toiletries or simply buy what you need when you get to your destination.
- Any charge cords or accessories for your laptop, phone, tablet, etc. (more…)
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If you are traveling soon you may be wondering about bringing just a carry on instead of checking your luggage. This is a great idea! It not only saves a lot of time not going to baggage claim, but with many airlines now charging to check your bags, it saves money too. Just make sure that you’re bringing the right carry on luggage.
The maximum size for any carry on bag or suitcase for most airlines is 45 linear inches, meaning the total measurement (height plus width plus depth) should be under 45”. We suggest looking at our Samsonite luggage as there are many carry ons conveniently categorized for quick shopping.
The TSA offers this convenient tip for bringing liquids in your carry on:
3: All containers must contain 3.4 ounces or less of liquid or gel.
1: All of the containers must be inside a 1-quart size clear plastic zip-top bag.
1: Only 1 clear bag containing liquids allowed per passenger.
If you are carrying a lot of liquids in your carry on, we suggest our Victorinox Swiss Army luggage. Most of the baggage in this collection features extra pockets separate from the main compartment, allowing for easy access to your 1-quart bag, and also protecting your clothing in case of leaks or spills.
After getting off of a long flight, the last thing you want to deal with is the dreaded baggage claim terminal. We have all been there before, that moment when the luggage carousel cranks up and suitcases begin dumping out onto the conveyer belt. Each suitcase looking exactly like the one before it: black, rolling, with an extendable handle. After picking up and setting back down four suitcases that aren’t yours (and quite possibly straining your back), you finally locate the right one. Eureka!
Altman Luggage has an easy solution to avoid mistaken suitcase identity. Instead of going for traditional black, blue, or grey, why not choose a bold and daring color or pattern? Altman has a large selection of stylish luggage options that are far from ordinary.
Choosing a bright and colorful suitcase has a few advantages. It makes your luggage stand out in baggage claim so nobody will mistake your bag for theirs. It also deters anybody from stealing your bag. Good luck trying to make a stealthy getaway wheeling a bright floral print bag in tow!
Unique luggage sets are a great way to express yourself! Check out a few of the best luggage options below!
Spring is in the air. And with warm weather comes weekend getaways. Nothing is more inconvenient than having to lug around a giant duffel bag or worse yet having to check a bag at the airport when you really only need a bag big enough for a weekend trip. With increasing airline fees, having a small carry-on bag is more important than ever.
If you’re jet-setting off to somewhere fabulous, here are a few things to consider regarding carry-on requirements. Don’t let airlines steep fees cut into your travel funds.
- The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag).
- Most airlines allow for 1 carry on and 1 personal item (purse, briefcase, backpack, etc,)
- Be sure to check with the airline you are traveling with as restrictions may vary.