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Great set but skip if you travel a lot
 from Austin, TX,  Jan 4, 2008

Let me preface this with saying that I bought a different Traveler's Choice set in 2000 that I have used and still use until now. I have had to add new roller wheels to the suitcases and ditch the carry-on, but otherwise, no complaints. This set went on two international trips per year and the medium sized bag went on a couple of other trips per year. I was IMPRESSED with this luggage so I bought the second set... OK, so about this set. I bought this set in October 2007 because of an upcoming trip to French Polynesia. Air Tahiti Nui had strict limitations on the dimensions of luggage (L+H+W), which ruled out the largest of the "old" luggage. Also, since we were going for 17 days and had to be able to handle our own luggage (ferries, etc..), we were limited with the number of bags we could bring but needed a large suitcase. So the luggage arrived in October. We took all three pieces in addition to another carryon. The luggage survived Austin to LAX fine, including transfers to the shuttle to the overnight hotel to the shuttle to the airport to the airport screening machines for our flight from LAX to PPT. When we arrived in Tahiti, the top handle on the medium bag and the side handle on the large bag both tore at one end. The bags were weighed in both AUS and LAX and neither exceeded the 50 lb weight limit. The other side of the medium bag tore at the other rivet when I tried to use the remainder to position it onto the customs screening device (basically the entire top handle tore off). Needless to say, it was miserable trying to deal with the luggage after that point. Otherwise, this was a good set. LOL. I just don't know what to think about it. I wouldn't buy this particular set but the last Traveler's Choice set was good once we replaced the wheels. Thanks, Heather P.S. I am an Engineer which is why I detail so much

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