If you are traveling with children, it is best is they can have a suitcase with wheels. This way, they can really help with the luggage and it’s super easy to pull. They will also feel a sense of independence and will be happy to help out with the luggage.
Acing the carry-on begins with the right bag. If you travel a lot, it’s worth it to invest in a duffel or roller bag that will be functional enough for you. Remember, a suitcase with functional wheels or roller bag is much easier to get around and will save you some massive shoulder stress. However, in many full flights, the roller bags will automatically check at the gates, while duffle bags tend to slide through a bit more easily. So, if you don’t want to risk having to check your bag plane-side, opting for a duffel bag can be great to ensure your carry-on actually makes it into the overhead bin.
21. This was my first long-haul holiday on my own I had a suitcase with wheels and a cabin bag that fits over the suitcase … sounds ideal BUT once the suitcase was checked in I had to carry the cabin bag, not good! NOW I have a that works for me, it has a smaller backpack zipped to it that I use for day outing. – Maria
Sadow attributes the late invention of luggage on wheels to a "macho thing" where "men would not accept suitcases with wheels". Others attribute the late invention to "the abundance of luggage porters with carts in the 1960s, the ease of curbside drop-offs at much smaller airports and the heavy iron casters then available."