Are you ready for the customer service robots?

Toshiba has developed “female” customer service robots to help travelers. They look human but with that definite level of creepiness that comes from interacting with a machine that resembles a person but not quite. Hilton and IBM are developing a concierge robot. At least this robot looks like a robot, more like a toy really, […]

Traveling Light

My personal travel philosophy is to travel as light as possible, always carry-on, and if I can’t fit everything I need into my carry-ons I’d rather just stay home. Of course this is a bit of an exaggeration, but with a kernel of truth. I HATE to check bags! Seasoned travelers usually learn how to […]

What’s the Best Luggage?

Many people looking to buy new luggage (or any other product) often start with this question: What’s the best luggage? Like most things in life, the correct answer is “it depends”. For starters, what do you mean by “best”? The cheapest, lightest, most durable, etc…? And like with most products these days, the number of […]

How to Buy Luggage (from Consumer Reports)

Consumer Reports just wrote up a great story called How to Buy Luggage, you can read it here. A few key points they make are that you should buy quality, and that most of the well known luggage brands make good luggage. We’ll add a few points of our own, 1) While some high-end brands […]

TSA fires their head of security, is this progress?

The long delays at TSA checkpoints are getting noticed. The TSA just fired their head of security, it’s not clear yet if the new guy will do a better job. What is clear is that the system is broken and replacing the guy in charge, while a good first step, is not nearly enough. The […]

Is TSA doing their job?

We all know TSA has an important job to do, keep air travel safe. But increasingly they are making air travel more miserable for everyone. News reports of long lines and passengers missing their flights are an almost daily occurrence. Yes a lot of people are traveling, but that’s not something new or a surprise. […]

What you need to know about carry-on rules

We get a lot of questions about carry-on size rules and if our SkyRoll luggage is carry-on size. The most common question is simply “is SkyRoll luggage carry-on size”? The problem with that question is that it has no answer, it depends on the airline you’re flying. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such […]

SkyRoll Introduces Special Luggage Versions at all Jos. A Bank Stores

Business travel or pleasure travel with suits used to mean folding them to fit inside your suitcase, not the best way to treat a suit. SkyRoll changed all this with their roll-up SkyRoll carry-on garment bag and wheeled SkyRoll carry-on suitcase. Both let you roll up a suit by gently wrapping it around the outside […]

How much should a good suitcase cost?

Samsonite just paid almost 2 billion dollars to buy the high-end luggage company TUMI. Yes, 2 billion dollars! Why? Because for years Samsonite has been trying to sell really expensive luggage so they could make more money, but they failed every time. Why did they fail? Because when you can buy a pretty good Samsonite […]

The Blizzard of 2016

Thousands of flights got cancelled in the blizzard of 2016, mine was one of them. This is a tough time for airlines. I feel their pain, but I got the impression they didn’t feel mine. When I heard about the storm I kept checking online to see if my flight on Southwest was cancelled. It […]