This is where it begins. For many flights, the carry-on bag will be the only piece of luggage you need, so it helps if you’ve invested in something that’s not only good looking, but both functional and well-made.
Forgo the bulky cases that so many passengers heave into the overhead compartment and opt for something more sleek and elegant that will easily go from weekend away to the office. Soft-sided options also have the benefit of being lightweight and collapsable, meaning you can easily place your carry-on under your seat. External pockets and compartments are also handy for quick use items such as glasses