Briggs & Riley Rollaboard at Costco

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  1. Captain Oveur
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    Just saw the 20" Baseline Widebody available at a local Costco for $189.

    Model u420XW-18. Chocolate color only.
     
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    Interesting. will have to take a look at my local costco. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Winter Park and Altamonte Springs didn't have any, but South Orlando has about 40 of them. Item # is 633364.
     
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    Ohio stores do not have that item in stock. Will be in PA tomorrow and check there.
     
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    Scottsdale, AZ had them. Phoenix and Chandler didn't.
     
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    Would you guys get the B&R over say a similar model Travelpro?
     
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    Isn't B&R has a life time warranty and Travelpro doesn't?
     
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    I don't know. I thought I read something on FT that B&R doesn't honor lifetime when bought by a third party. Or am I thinking of another maker?
     
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    That just means you'll have an ugly bag for longer.
     
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    I have a 22" from both, and use both. Last year or two I switched to the B&R because it looks sleeker, meaning I'm less likely to have someone stop me to size the bag.

    Some TravelPro lines have a lifetime warranty, but even those are limited. I paid to have the wheels and handle fixed on my TP. Not much, and the bag has held up well. The B&R warranty is very generous, they make a big deal over it (e.g., saying they cover airline damage).

    I'm thinking of switching to a 4-wheel bag because I always travel with a computer backpack that gets very heavy; I rest it on top of the roll-aboard when dragging it around, which means the weight of the backpack (and some of the roll-aboard) is on my arm and side.
     
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    Update: picked up a B&R spinner bag. They've reduced the height to 20" (to comply with international bins) but made the bag wider. Got it home and couldn't fit all of the stuff I usually carry in my old B&R 22", so I returned it and am thinking of a Victorinox WT 22" Dual-Caster, which seems to be about the same size as my old B&R 22".

    My old B&R 22" fits in many bins wheels-first, but not all. Especially on BA A319s and a few AA domestic flights, I need to put it in sideways (which is rude, I know, but I'm not willing to give up the carrying space).
     
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    Update: I did get a Victorinox WT 22" Dual-Caster. It's posted specs are larger than the old B&R 22", but when I got it home and measured them, it turns out to be about 1" smaller. So, it should fit better in the bins than the B&R 22", and the four wheels should really take a lot of the strain off my arm and back. Strange thing is that there is no inside pocket on it.

    Sorry to give up on B&R, but they don't have a 22" at all, much less a 4-wheeled one.
     
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    I finally got around to buying this from Costco today. Will see how I like it on my first trip on Tuesday.
     
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    Keep us updated on how you will like it.
     
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    Nice share! But recently while browsing I came across MonsterBags online store which has great collection of luggage with reasonably low price as compared to other online stores. They have great collection of rollaboard by Travelpro Luggage in different sizes and price range. So I would suggest you, check their site for more variations in luggage as well as discount in price.
     
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    I got ours at eBags, using the free trial ShopRunner for free 2-day shipping. They're cheaper at Costco (although from comments it seems there are reasons why this is so) but I got to select several bags I was interested in, get them all delivered in two days, measure and compare them against each other and my old bag, and then return the ones I decided against, with free return shipping. I'd tried taking my old bag (stuffed with stuff to make it heavy) to a luggage store, moving the stuff to a bag I was considering, and doing the comparison there, but the store didn't have everything I wanted to compare in stock.
     
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    Wow, you're a professional/dedicated luggage shopper, if I may say so.. :)
     
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    Thanks for saying so!

    But, honestly, I'm much more of a fanatical traveler than dedicated shopper. I love my old B&R 21" roll-aboard, because it's the bag that holds the most stuff that still looks slim (so less likely to get hassled) and fits in the bins, often (but not always) wheels-first. But, especially with a laptop backpack on top, the weight on my arms was killing my shoulder and sides. My partner felt the same way, so we decided to check out a 4-wheel bag, but couldn't find any that hold as much as the B&R. We decided to be thorough and find the bag that came closest while still being well made, etc.

    And of course, one reason we went with eBags is that they're in the AAdvantageEShopping portal, so we earned a lot of bonus miles :)
     
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    OP- get a new avatar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I am used to it now.
    It makes it easy to find his posts--which usually are worthwhile.


    He explained that it is his Drivers License Photo. Although it would be better to show up on the biometrics of his CLEAR card.
     

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