I purchased this luggage to use for our trip to China. The orange color was easily spotted at the airport so we easily retrieved our luggage. The light weight was fantastic because we never had a problem with overweight luggage. The two pieces we checked stood up perfectly through seven different flights on our trip. Due to the light color there were several black marks on the checked luggage but most of them came off with a little "elbow grease". The smaller piece was used as my carry-on and fit in all but one of the overhead compartments. That plane was a small prop plane that didn't have overhead compartments, however. This was the first time I used hard side luggage. I loved everything about it...the four wheels, the color, the weight and the ease of use. I would definitely recommend this luggage and also a trip to China!