I read somewhere that if you check in your LV luggage.. there's a high chance it'll be stolen! I read that the guy checked in one one flight, lost the luggage. Next flight, lost another piece of luggage. So then he finally went to walmart and bought a cheap luggage set and that wasnt stolen!
I have always wondered this too? I figured that people only bought them for their private jets or boat travel as I think it's too heavy as well as not being able to generous in sizing compared to the Pegase and Keepall.
Personally, I'd be worried about the functionality of it. It seems heavy and like it would be a PITA to lug through the airport, especially when you're hurrying to catch your next flight. Plus, I'd be worried about it being stolen! That's why I'm not buying one until I have a private jet and a butler to carry it on for me.
I wouldn't carry any LV bags bigger than handbags - which stay with me- on a plane. Once I was forced to gate check my carryon (very small suitcase that I never had to check in on any flight) because people had already hogged all the overhead compartments and we were late from our connecting flight. Thanks to advice from fellow tpfers, I only brought my one LV and didn't pack any!!!
An aside note : I'm dying for a Keepall but I know it won't get much use since we always fly everywhere, never drive. And I'd be afraid to use it/check it.
I would advise not getting a hard-sided piece for plane or train travel. A hard-sided piece would be amazing, but would keep that for car travel. It would be way too hard to lift, carry, and shove into the overhead. Plus it might get scratched.
LVLoveaffair: You can use a Keepall up to a 55 on the plane. Since it's soft-sided it will be fine. My sister has one and has never had a problem with it.