I work for an airline – here’s how to pick the best luggage for your travels
I work for an airline – here’s how to pick the best luggage for your travels and the one type of bag you NEVER need
An airline employee has revealed her top tips for choosing the best luggage for your travels – as well as her own ‘hot take’ on the type of suitcase you don’t need.
Meghan Homme, who has taken hundreds of flights, took to TikTok where she is known as @meghanhomme to create her guide on what to look for – and avoid – when it comes to picking a suitcase.
In her clip, which has garnered an impressive 1.4 million views, the airline employee shared five of her top tips.
A short caption accompanying the video demonstrates why she has the perfect credentials to share the advice.
It simply says: ‘3 years working for airlines + nearly 300 flights later #traveltips #travelhack #luggage #traveltiktok #airlinetiktok.’
Meghan Homme (pictured) shared her five top tips for choosing the best luggage for travel in a TikTok video
Meanwhile, speaking in the video, Meghan opens by saying: ‘Random Travel Tips from an airline employee part one. This is going to be how to pick out the best luggage.’
Her first tip is about how to ensure your belongings don’t get unexpectedly damaged.
She says: ‘Number one. Always look for hard sided or waterproof luggage, because you never know what’s going to be be in someone else’s bag, or what’s going to be under the plane, and what can leak on your bag.’
Moving on to her second point, she discusses how you can ensure your suitcase looks as smart as possible for as long as possible.
Meghan says: ‘Number two is get a dark colour. I know I didn’t do that here, and I regret, it but if your bag is going to get stored under the plane especially, it’s going to get scuffed up very quickly. I’ve learned that the hard way.’
When it comes to her third tip, the airline employee discusses her hack for making sure she can traverse airports and other distances with the luggage.
She says: ‘Three is get a bag that has four wheels. The two wheels get really annoying to drag through the airport after a while.’
Meanwhile, her fourth tip is to ‘look for a bag that’s expandable, because you never know what you’re going to pick up on a trip and need to fit your suitcase’.
Among her five tips, which also included picking a case that is expandable, Meghan (pictured) shared what she described as a ‘hot take’, saying that buying the priciest case is unnecessary
Moving onto her fifth and final point, Meghan shares what she describes as a ‘hot take’.
She explains: ‘Five. Hot take, but you don’t need the most expensive luggage.’
Numerous viewers took to the comments section of the video to share their own preferences when it comes to luggage.
Some agreed with the airline employee’s points, whereas others shared divergent perspectives or advice.
The comments section was filled with people sharing their own opinions on luggage and what they look for in a suitcase
One wrote: ‘Buy the cheaper soft bags or super expensive hard case: They won’t shatter due to temperature changes/bad quality. /former bag salesperson.’
Another added: ‘My suitcase is lime green! I can always spot it when picking up baggage.’
A third said: ‘Expansion is a must. You always will have a bigger bag coming back. I feel like that’s travel science lol.’
Meanwhile, a fourth chimed in to say: ‘My teacher told me i need a soft luggage bc if its hard we wont be able to squeeze it into the bus.’
And a fifth added: ‘I have to disagree with the hard sides especially for international flights. I’ve had so many destroyed. It brand bags are awesome and light!’