After reading mixed reviews about this brand and suitcase model I was a little weary to buy this suitcase for my overseas travel but I'm happy to report that we've just returned and my suitcase is still fully intact. In the past 3 weeks we have taken 10 flights from North Carolina to Phoenix and LAX then several domestic flights in Australia and New Zealand then back home. There are a couple of areas where there could have been more support in the back of the suitcase and I was a little concerned but I folded up a large piece of cardboard and laid it in the bottom for a little extra support. Also, as reported by some people the handle did get wobbly after a very short time when I had it fully extended but once I noticed it getting wobbly I just extended the handle to the first notch and it made it back home in one piece. It definitely doesn't stand out at the airport so I'd say it's best to tie a small scarf or ribbon somewhere to be easier to spot. I was able to fit 3 weeks worth of clothes and shoes in this suitcase and still be about 5 lbs under the 50lb weight limit too at the airport. All in all, all handles, zippers, wheels, and compartments held up well to the airline abuse and I'm happy with my purchase for the price I paid.