I travel internationally about once a year and always have trouble with carry-ons. I am a luggage addict and I buy most every new travel gadget/solution that comes out. This bag is an excellent bargain because of the headache it will save you and it's very pretty. It's made very well and has a very good warranty. It shipped promptly and I immediately set to packing it for a mock trip. It holds all I need for at least two weeks of international travel. That is assuming that you plan to buy personal toiletry products (shampoo and such) upon arrival. It is designed to use with a packing folder and cube system. I bought the pieces one by one, (real luggage solutions are not cheap!) but now am prepared to travel to India in the not-too-far-away future. If you want to get all of the "goody" out of this bag, make sure you have the proper packing system designed to pack in this sort of suitcase (various companies manufacture them). I have a stubborn friend that packs them incorrectly and she can't use her bag to its full packing potential. This causes her great distress when we arrive at a destination and she sees all of the stuff I packed in with room to spare. Life is too short and travel is too expensive to not travel well with luggage packed to its full potential.