The suitcase is beautiful and I initially had my doubts about it's durability. I purchased it for an upcoming 2-week trip to Greece....and we have all seen what the baggage handlers can do to our luggage. With all the transfers from our airport to Atlanta to Athens and back the same route, it performed beautifully. I even brought back 2 large metal containers of olive oil and a bottle of Ouzo, along with all my clothes and everything made it just fine. The suitcase was just delivered from the airlines a few minutes ago and as soon as I unpacked, I got online to write this review....I was waiting to see if it could take the abuse of the baggage handlers before I wrote my comments.