I bought this along with a matching tote and recently took it to Hawaii. Because it is slim it rolls easily up the airplane aisle. Because it is so ultra light it is easy to heft up to the baggage holding bins, even for a middle aged woman with a bad back! One thing though....I had this bag stuffed to the gills so I only had to take one bag, and it was tough to retrieve items because it's got no compartments, and the mouth of the bag is smaller than the bottom of the bag. It does have those great advantages of being light though, and easy rolling, which is what i was after. I feel very well dressed when rolling this bag through the airport. It looks great!