As more fliers choose to travel with hand luggage, baggage designers are rethinking product design. "With an onboard allowance of only [15.4 pounds] or so, staying organized and light is very important," said Catherine Manuell. "We create extra bags that can sit on top of the main luggage for ease of movement; they are reasonably light, have multiple sections and can still fit under an economy seat."
Designers create light, compact bags for hand-luggage fliers
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