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Just bought a Sherpani Meridian Ultra Lightweight suitcase at REI to trty out before our trip to Italy. It's 7.2 lbs, far lighter than my old Ricardo 22" (at 10.5 lbs!!) that has been my mainstay. I really researched lightweight suitcases and this is the one that appeals. It's dimensions are 14" x 22" x 9.5" with capacity:2900-3500 cu. in. It was $229 but I used my 20% off coupon to save $45. In my mind, this compared favorably with the Rick Steves 14” x 21” x 9” with capacity of 2,646 cu. in. and weight of 7.8 lbs.that had been my second choice.
Just out of curiosity, has anyone else tried this suitcase? It's designed for women.
Am going to try for carry-on with it on Lufthansa, but am realistic that it may not work.
For those of you with lost luggage stories...mine is a hiking trip to Ireland. We flew into London and had a connecting flight to Shannon via Aer Lingus. We arrived to find Aer Lingus on strike and my bag lost by United. We ended up having to spend the night in Cambridge and had fun, but missed the first day of our hiking trip in Ireland. Guess when I finally got my bag back--just in time for our return flight!! Luckily I wore my hiking boots and jacket on the plane, plus had my toiletries and books on board too. I borrowed a pair of black pants from another woman and regular shoes from my girlfriend to wear to dinner, as half the trip it was pouring rain and boots were muddy. Had a ball, though. As a result, I always bring enough on the plane to get by if the worst happens again...and try to do carry-on when possible.

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