June 20, 2024

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Flight Attendants Love This Travelpro Carry-on Bag

For the best in luggage, look no further than in the hands of the world’s most frequent fliers — flight attendants. Logging tens (sometimes hundreds) of thousands of miles a year at 30,000 feet, these full-time air travelers have the art of packing a carry-on down pat. They know exactly what to take on a trip and which bag to put it in. 


One of their favorite bags, adored as much by everyday passengers, is the Travelpro Maxlite 5 Soft Tote, a perfect-size weekender bag big enough to serve as a carry-on but compact enough to pass as a personal item. Flight attendants and pilots alike have written glowing testimonials on the luggage at Amazon. Right now, the bag is on sale.



Travelpro Maxlite 5 Soft Carry-on Tote

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This smart tote hails from a whole Travelpro collection of softside and hardside luggage designed to be extremely lightweight — hence the name “Maxlite.” The tote is just 1.6 pounds, so you can pack it full and not worry so much about it being too heavy to lug around the airport. Reviewers write that they simply “can’t believe” how weightless it is, given its roominess. 


“I often carry snow boots, another pair of shoes, and a medium purse with extra room for a book or two,” said one flight attendant, calling it the “perfect carry-on.”


The tote is 18 inches by 11 inches by 8 inches (for reference, most airlines limit personal items to 18 inches by 14 inches by 8 inches). Inside, it’s an open concept, great for travelers who have their own packing system and don’t want the chaos of pockets, dividers, and zippers that can easily complicate packing. Instead, there’s a single mesh pouch. There are more zipper pockets on the outside of the bag — one on the front and another on the side — for storing smaller items you need to access easily while traveling. 



Travelpro Maxlite 5 Soft Carry-on Tote

Amazon





The bag is made from polyester and features a water-resistant lining in case of spillage (inevitable). It has top carrying handles, a padded shoulder strap, and a strap for slipping it over the extension handle of your rolling suitcase. Despite the soft material — ideal for pushing under a plane seat — travelers say it’s surprisingly durable. 


“I toss this bag around in the cockpit of the plane, rip it out of the corner in between seats, and throw it on top of my spinner to take to the next plane or kick and shove it under the seat in front of me on a deadhead, and it can handle the abuse no problem,” one pilot wrote about the Maxlite 5 tote. Another airline worker called Travelpro “all pilots’ and flight attendants’ favorite luggage brand.”



Travelpro Maxlite 5 Soft Carry-on Tote

Amazon







Out of close to 4,000 people who have rated the carry-on at Amazon, some 3,200 have given it five stars. The bag comes in 13 colors, including purples, pinks, and blues in addition to the more basic black and gray, but not all colors are included in the sale. Currently, the black  Travelpro Maxlite 5 Soft Tote is the most discounted. Grab it fast and save on the flight attendant-loved luggage, or find similar underseat carry-ons on sale at Amazon, including one that’s just $10, ahead.



More Underseat Carry-on Luggage Deals at Amazon:


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TPRC Smart Underseat Carry-on

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WANDF Travel Duffel

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At the time of publishing, the price started at $80.


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