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Costco American Tourister Bag - Legit size for ALL airlines - $39

I own a lot of luggage. I'm constantly trying to come up with the perfect bag for my carryon travels. I had one from Kmart that was the cheapest, lightest piece of luggage I've ever owned but it finally ripped and Kmart is gone.

I'm always looking for a 21x14x7.8 inch bag. It's hard to find a bag that is those actual dimensions. I own about 4 bags that are close but just blow it one one of the three measurements. Usually the bag is more like 9 inches deep and that causes potential problems for all sorts of airlines...Condor, Lufthansa etc.

So I just bought the Tourister bag at Costco today. It's spot on in every dimension. It's going to Greece with me next month!

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I searched Costco for "Tourister" and various other terms....couldn't find a bag with the dimensions you've noted. Can you please post a link or give any other details to help find it?

Thanks Valerie!

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14175 posts

Do you have a weight on it?

Thanks!

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From the bottom of the wheels to the top is 21 inches. 13.5 inches wide. 7.75 inches deep. I think it hits the mark for every airline I've flown so far.
Bathroom scale says it weighs 4.8 pounds.
It's really nicely made...way better than my Kmart bag which was basically cardboard.
Don't have a link for it...purchased at Tacoma Costco today.
This is the bag I've been waiting for.

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I can't find it online to link for you. I see plenty of Am Tourister bags but none with actual matching dimensions. Linear measurements of mine are exactly right. Not sure on weight...very old scale.
Tag says AT Go 2! Gives measurements as an 18.5 PO Spinner.
Listed bag dimensions are so inaccurate.

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Many reviews of the online bag complained that the bag was 18.5", not 22" as listed -- obviously not everyone is looking for bags to fit European carriers. Take your measuring tape and check it out in the store.

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It's the American Tourister Go 2 18.5" spinner. The overall case with wheels is 21.5 but the packing area is 18.5. I believe it's a discontinued line. You can find them on ebay.

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It appears to be the bag mentioned by Joe and Frank. But the true measurements...at least for the two we bought yesterday...are what i provided above.

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Thanks for the extra information Valerie. That's a good weight for a spinner.

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Usually the bag is more like 9 inches deep and that causes potential
problems for all sorts of airlines...Condor, Lufthansa etc.

A 9 inch deep bag would not cause a problem with Lufthansa. Lufthansa's carry-on limits are 55 x 40 x 23 cm. That's 21.65 x 15.75 x 9.05 inches. It used to be 7.87 in. deep, but that changed years ago. So you don't need a 7.87 in deep bag for Lufthansa, but if this bag is really 7.72 lb as advertised, you'll get less than 10 lb of contents. Get a 3 lb backpack style bag and you'll get almost 50% more content weight (or 25% less weight for the same content wt).

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Thanks - I stand corrected:) It's RyanAir and Condor that I've had trouble with lately. 9 inches is just great - it's hard to work with that 7.87 though.

As for weight on this trip - no problems - we get 17.6 pounds on Aegean and over 25 on Condor with business class seats. We're good at 17 pounds...well, we're good enough.

And the backpack? I'd love to but I have a lot of back issues and I cannot handle any weight in a backpack.

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Don't rely on your bathroom scale to weigh your bag. You will probably not get a precise weight. Invest in an inexpensive luggage scale.

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I use, and recommend, a food scale. I weigh each item and make a list w their weight. If i’m over my limit, i can decide which items to leave out based on their weight.

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Bathroom scale says it weighs 4.8 pounds.

As was said already by others, the bathroom scale is unreliable. I take mine to the Post Office and use their scale. It's only a 10 minute walk. :-)