Paterson, NJ; American Flyer has been hard at work this past year re-inventing their brand. Launching a new logo, social networking sites, staying on top of fashion trends, and new concepts. American Flyer is gearing up to take on their luggage industry competitors with fresh new takes on travel-ware.
On March 6-8th, American Flyer will reveal new lines at The 2011 travel Goods Show (TGA) held this year in Chicago, IL. The Travel Goods Show is the largest travel goods & houseware show in the county where the TGA will represent distributers, manufacturers and retailers of luggage and travel accessories.
Invitees include importers & exporters of backpacks, computer bags, travel clothing, shoes & luggage to name a few. This event is open to all buyers from dot com's to major retailers including the general public. Vice President of American Flyer Celia Liang says "This event gives us the oppurtunitiy to showcase all our hardwork from the past year it gives us the chance to see and hear outside perspectives on our products." You can stop by American Flyers booth 627/727, March 6-8th at McCormick Place, Halls C1 & C2 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616.
American Flyer was founded in New York, NY, and has been a leader in the luggage industry since 1987. Over the past 40 years AF has expanded into a dynamic company, with growing creativity, and innovative style. Holding numerous patents and constantly looking to improve travelling, American Flyer is an industry pioneer. Over the years AF has built a team of experts who are committed to designing and producing high quality luggage that fits every lifestyle. For more information contact Amanda Lada or visit www.americanflyer.com.
The good: Suitcase had one unique feature: The handle can bend back to a 45-degree angle, making it very easy to push the bag like a cart. Interior had decent amount of space and a removable toiletry bag. Bag has a bottom lift handle, too.
The bad: Zippers were bulky and a tad difficult to open and close. When the top handle was up, some thin metal was exposed, posing a very slight cutting hazard. (The retailer says it hasn't had any complaints.) Only two colors are available, black and red.
The shopping: Site offers rankings on construction quality -- this bag was rated closer to "economical" than "premium."