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Fits 3 of 4 overhead bins, rugged, and rolls smooth.
Before purchasing this bag I tried a number of cheaper knock-off brands you can purchase at TJ Maxx, Kohls, etc. None of them combined clever organization, smooth rolling, efficient use of space, and durability like this bag.
I've made multiple trips from Utah to New England and carried more than enough gear for a week at home (with some recycling of shirts). Stuffed a suit coat, two pairs of shoes, all my wedding gear, and enough casual clothes for a couple of changes... plus my laptop, and it was a piece of cake loading the plane.
Of the four different airlines I've flown this bag fit in the overhead bins of three in the standard (wheels towards the outside of the plane) fashion. One airline (US Air?) had bins that were about an inch and a half too short so I had to ninja this thing in sideways.
Wheels roll smooth, handle extends easily without trouble. Telescoping aluminum sections felt a bit shaky at first but I just tightened things up with a screwdriver and no issues since.
Individual packing compartments have a black mesh cover that zips over each half to keep your gear from falling out when you open the Flight Deck up clamshell style. 'CRAM' zones truly work, and allow you to fit in an extra shirt or maybe a book that wouldn't have otherwise made the cut.
I'm sold, I'll buy another if this one ever bites the dust.
Bought a 2nd one.....
The first one was and is great..... decided on a second!
I think this bag is sweet! Plenty of space for everything. Definitely happy w/ purchase.
I just bought another Wheelie Flight Deck. They are the best bags ever. With the airline charges I use this bag almost exclusively when I travel know. I took a trip to Kauai/Maui and fit dress clothes, beach attire, and mask fins and snorkel gear!
Best bag ever
This was the best bag I have ever bought. It works great. It has lots of space to cram stuff. I love the little bag that comes with it too. You can fit a laptop in it perfectly. And it works for carry on with most airlines. If you want a bag that is cute, very functional, quiet (rolling), and great carry on. This is the bag to get.
Best overhead wheeled bag I've found
I had used an excellent Victorinox wheelie for a few years until my girlfriend got a Flight Deck. After borrowing hers on a couple flights, I had to get my own. Why is it the best? 1) Super space-efficient, due to compact telescoping handle and squared off corners (whereas my Victorinox and others, including the new Timbuk2 travel bags, are rounded and don't take advantage of the full size allowed by the airlines). 2) Excellent Burton construction. 3) Great little pockets and general layout.
Does anyone know whether this bag will fit...
Does anyone know whether this bag will fit into the typical overhead compartment on like a 737, A319/320, etc. with the top facing out like you're supposed to? Or do you have to turn it sideways and eat up the whole overhead space? Thanks!
I've used my girlfriend's Flight Deck on a couple flights and have been able to fit it in the overhead as you described, not turned sideways. You might run into an issue on the smallest jets, but it seems like many size-compliant overhead bags have trouble on those planes.
Best bag ever!!!!
I like this bag because it is light weight and all the compartments on it. Ive had a few Burton bags and this is by far the best one!!!!!!
Burton Wheelie Flightdeck luggage
Awesome bag. Saved money at the airport by using it as a carry on. Held a lot. Organizes well! Great wheels.
What are the dimensions and how much does...
What are the dimensions and how much does it weight?
22.5 x 13.5 x 10 inches (in the Tech Specs) and 8 pounds.