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Is more attractive luggage targeted for theft?

mensimageconsultant

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The question refers to the contents of luggage, for example, as handled at airports. What's your opinion? Studies surely don't exist
 

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I don't know, but I wouldn't want to take the risk mainly because the way in which luggage is often handled. Unless it's carry on, then I'd leave the better luggage at home.
 

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Something that does the job well is all that's needed; for carry on's though it shouldn't be an issue to have a super nice bag or rolling case. There hasen't been any studies because it's probably one of those common sense things, or obvious. Nicer things are a target, in general they get more attention from people.
 

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My grandma gave me all kinds of gucci luggage from the 70's that I found while helping her clean up her basement. Apparently the first time she used the luggage, at the baggage pickup some guy took a suitcases and was walking out the airport and my 6'5" grandfather chased him down and tackled him. So my grandma never used them again; which is awesome for me since i got some barely used vintage gucci luggage.
 

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I have heard that tumi and louis vuitton are prime targets for either theft of abuse by the throwers...many I know who travel often suggest getting "normal" luggage so as not to draw attention to your belongings, the most recommended set I hear about is travelpro.
 

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On TV, I recently saw a news story about luggage theft at LAX. The baggage handlers admitted that they specifically target nice luggage.
 

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^ No surprise obviously. But knowing that, can't they at least get the rest of the crap luggage, like mine, through quicker?
 

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I think this is why something like Briggs and Riley is the best choice for travel. Ultra tough, well designed and almost entirely anonymous.
 

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There's a reason some of us travel entirely on carryon.

Unless you're going away for a month, you can more than easily pack enough between your carry on, a garment bag and your laptop bag.

Of course, I travel extremely frequently (i.e. a couple of times a week, at least), so I'm very sensitive to not carrying more than I have to.

But yes, I have noticed that the nicer bags tend to be targeted more. I mean, especially in European airports, where snatchers are super common, putting a nice bag down for a minute is asking for disaster.
 

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Originally Posted by Mathew J
I have heard that tumi and louis vuitton are prime targets for either theft of abuse by the throwers...many I know who travel often suggest getting "normal" luggage so as not to draw attention to your belongings, the most recommended set I hear about is travelpro.
Isn't Tumi pretty normal? I see a lot of it at airports.
 

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Originally Posted by BryanHarig
I think this is why something like Briggs and Riley is the best choice for travel. Ultra tough, well designed and almost entirely anonymous.

Don't forget the warranty.
 

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Originally Posted by Spatlese
^ No surprise obviously. But knowing that, can't they at least get the rest of the crap luggage, like mine, through quicker?
2 points, tks for the laugh. Do you really trust anything these guys do with your belongings? :--(
 

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^ LOL. Based on what mine the looked like the last time it came out, I swear it was that piece on the right.
 

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