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What a carry on!

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Even when you're cramped into economy on a long-haul flight, you should never, ever compromise on your personal style. When you reach up into that overhead storage compartment, make sure the bag you pull out will turn heads. For the right reasons. Here are a few carry-ons that won't be on any no-fly lists…

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Top left is 'En plein ciel' from La Chaise Longue, a bag that paints a pretty picture of being 35,000ft above the ground. Top middle is 'Je voyagerai', also from La Chaise Longue – a sort of 'I travel therefore I am' message to the world. Top right and above is Ultra Light Print from Roncato, an airport-inspired wheelie suitcase. Luckily it displays the names of destinations, and not the 'DELAYED FOR SIX HOURS' messages you find beside them on the departure board.

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And here's a great idea for anyone who has ever tried to carry a toddler, a suitcase, a car seat, a stroller and carry-ons singlehandedly through a crowded airport. Trunki, a brilliant invention by British designers Magmatic. It's a roomy, hard-shelled kids suitcase that doubles as a toy car. Kids can sit on it and roll, but there's also a strap for pulling them along. Where have you been all my life…? RM

Images: La Chaise Longue; Roncato; Magmatic Ltd 2007

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  • Lajja Gandhi

    September 26, 2008

    Uber cool!! I’ll sure get one for my ‘travel bug’ kids!

  • Tomiddes

    September 18, 2008

    Wouldn’t that be fun? We could be kids again. 🙂

  • Roshan

    September 17, 2008

    Maybe they’ll make big Trunkis for grown-ups?

  • tomiddes

    September 17, 2008

    I love the Trunki! I wish they’d had those when I ‘d had kids small enough to use them. My

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