Away The Carry-On
The AWAY carry-on suitcase is my absolute favorite! While the charger is a nice bonus, I love that the wheels are sturdy, the materials are superb, and the extra features like in-suitcase compression and laundry bags are ones I use every single trip. It's a luxury suitcase in every quality, and I love that it's priced well. —Hitha Palepu, founder of Hitha on the Go
To buy: $225; awaytravel.com.
Samsonite Winfield2 Fashion 28-Inch Luggage
I've had this suitcase for eight months now and I really like it. It was the cheapest out of the options I looked at and I haven't had any problems. It comes in a number of styles and colors, and I haven't seen any major wear or tear—and I use it practically every day. Only downside I would say is I've heard others talk about the wheels being the first part to go. —Taylor Reynolds, corporate flight attendant
To buy: $150; amazon.com.
TUMI International Carry-On
If money isn't an issue, a lot of people in the industry swear by Tumi brand suitcases as they are stylish, dependable, and last incredibly long. Their suitcases are even covered under a five-year warranty. But at almost $600, they are rather pricey. —Taylor Reynolds, corporate flight attendant
To buy: $595; tumi.com.
Travelpro Maxlite 4 Expandable 21-Inch Spinner Suitcase
When I'm traveling in the states, I use TravelPro. The company was founded by an ex-crew member, Bob Plath. Most of the pilots and flight attendants I work with in the states use them. Almost all of their items are covered by a warranty period of 10 years to life. —Peter Simon, commercial airline pilot
To buy: From $90; amazon.com.
Raden A22 Carry-On Luggage
This brand is popular among Real Simple editors. In addition to a phone charger, the Raden has a weight sensor, so you'll know if your luggage is overweight before you arrive at the airport. (Say goodbye to those pesky overage fees!) Another notable feature is its Bluetooth tracker to help you locate your belongings, even if the airline flubbed and misplaced your bag.
To buy: $295; amazon.com.