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Luggage Knowledge Base

Luggage Knowledge Base
Issue Time:2017-09-13

Welcome to the Luggage Knowledge Base!

Obviously you are in need of new luggage and you are still not exactly sure what you are looking for. Well, you are in luck!

This page is dedicated to help you learn more about Luggage and provide you with as much knowledge you will need in order to help find you the perfect luggage.

The following articles below will provide you with interesting information, as well as traveling tips and what you may need to about finding luggage that meets your requirements.

Have fun learning and good luck in your search!

Luggage

Luggage is the baggage we use to carry clothing and belongings while traveling. Airlines have many luggage rules regarding weight, size and contents. Ask questions here about luggage brands, airline luggage rules and advice for packing.

lug·gage

noun /ˈləgij/

Suitcases or other bags in which to pack personal belongings for traveling

Synonyms : (adjective) baggage

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word luggage enters printed English in 1596. The word derived from the verb “lug,” as in “that which needs to be lugged about.”

Luggage is more or less the same concept as “baggage“, but is normally used in relation to the personal luggage of a specific person or persons (e.g. I have lost my luggage, he has prepared his luggage, but not normally I have lost my baggage, he has prepared his baggage). The modern traveler can be expected to have packages containing clothing, toiletries, small possessions, trip necessities, and on the return-trip, souvenirs.

Luggage has changed over time. Historically the most common types of luggage were Chests or trunks made of wood or other heavy materials. These would be shipped by professional movers. Since the Second World War smaller and more lightweight suitcases and bags that can be carried by an individual have become the main form of luggage.

With more and more passengers traveling by air the baggage handlers have seen an increase of passengers using the airline transport industry’s ATA 300 Specifications for baggage designs acceptable for air transport, including both ‘hand luggage’ and ‘hold luggage’.

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