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Have you ever got to the luggage belt only to find your case has been damaged, or maybe you are travelling on your first long-haul flight and you want a durable case, you might be curious as to what luggage pilots use?
Pilots use very durable lines of luggage which need to withstand more use than the typical suitcase since airline pilots travel long distances every day. They typically use carry-on luggage and overnight bag, sticking to brands such as TravelPro.
We've put together a good guide below which will discuss what features pilot luggage has, brands, items they store inside plus some popular suitcases pilots swear by.
An airline pilot will only choose a suitcase which has a lifetime guarantee, they avoid the biggest luggage size and will choose a high-quality luggage type, falling between the £200-£600 range.
We've listed some features which are considered by pilots in their normal crew luggage below.
Flight attendants' luggage brands are often very expensive due to being made by high-quality luggage designers.
We've listed some popular brands of pilot luggage manufacturers below to give you an idea of what luggage to get.
Travel pro are often advertised as being used for pilots, however, these lightweight suitcases are often not very durable. The plus side to these makers of suitcases is that they are very cheap and lightweight making them an ideal overnight suitcase.
These suitcases are also ideal for airline crews because they are available in carry-on and normal luggage sizes as well as in two wheels and four-wheel options.
Samsonite is well known for being durable and a popular suitcase among airline crewmembers because of their high durability and hardshell options, they are the suitcase to choose if you travel often.
The main drawback to these suitcases are that their carry on options doesn't have a lot of compartment options, so we would suggest using them for your biggest luggage.
Luggage works are one of the most durable luggage brands out there, they are the luggage brand to choose if you're carrying fragile items from abroad. Some downfalls to the luggage professional brand are that they are very heavy, with not many lightweight options on offer.
Most luggage work suitcases also don't come with 4 wheel options which is a downside but keep the luggage more compact.
Briggs & Riley is a tough reliable brand used by airline crew, their suitcases come with a lifetime guarantee to show this. These suitcases are lightweight too and come in two wheel and four-wheel options.
Negatives to this Briggs & Riley brand are that they are very expensive, with some costing up to £600 for a large suitcase.
Have you ever wondered what the airline crew or a pilot packs in their suitcase? How can the crew fit everything they need in a small suitcase?
We've listed what common items crew pack in their luggage down below.
You might have noticed that pilots and airline crew often travel with soft side bags, this is typical because they are more compact.
However, this doesn't mean that a soft side bag is automatically better since you can find compact hardshell luggage too.
Hardshell luggage has the advantage over soft side bags in that they can store fragile options, they also stop you from overpacking since the material doesn't stretch. The biggest downfall of them is that they scuff up easily.
Softside luggages are better for squeezing more clothes in and are often much lighter in weight, they are more vulnerable to ripping, however.
Since most airline crew and pilots fly with two wheels, you might assume this would be better too, but four wheels can come in handy for easy transport.
Two wheel luggage type are often recessed which makes them less likely to snap off, while four-wheel options are easier to transport.
If you are on the hunt for a durable suitcase, we've listed some essential tips for choosing the right type below.
How much luggage are pilots allowed to bring?
This depends on the airline, most have different rules for the crew, some airlines allow the crew to bring unlimited on board, within obvious moderation, but it is not weight checked like passengers.
Do pilots get their luggage checked?
Pilots and crew members do have a special and quicker TSA screening, but their luggage is still checked, they also have to pass through a metal detector.
Can flight attendants help with luggage?
Yes, flight attendants can help with luggage but it is not a requirement, most will help you lift luggage into an overhead compartment if needed.
Do pilots check in?
Pilots do have a special checking in lounge where they can see which crew members will board with them, how many passengers there are, and details of the destination they are flying to.
Is a two wheeled suitcase good?
Yes, two wheeled suitcases are good since they are more compact, however, four wheeled suitcases can be easier to maneuver.
Is Briggs & Riley a good brand?
Briggs & Riley are a very good brand of luggage but are expensive too, Samsonite or luggage store are a cheaper version.
How much does a Luggage Store carry-on suitcase cost?
This depends, they can be anything between £80 - £200 depending on the material, quality and compartments.
Should a suitcase have lifetime warranty?
Lifetime warranty is handy on suitcases for backup in case the suitcase gets ripped or damaged.
What are airline-size backpacks for carry on luggage?
For carry on backpacks, most airlines will have a standard size rule of 56 x 45 x 25 cm.
Overall, pilots tend to use soft side carry on luggage, with a small duffle bag too to carry important documents, most brands are; Samsonite, Luggage store and Briggs & Riley.
Crew luggage is often more expensive because they need to be made to be more durable due to consistent travel.