Flying really isn’t much fun anymore and it’s made a lot worse when your luggage doesn’t make it to your destination. If you are traveling for a few days on business or for the weekend, do everything you can not to check your luggage. I recommended you pick a suitcase that you can carry on the plane with you.
Two great options are the TravelPro Crew 6 22 and the Eagle Creek Tarmac 22, both of which are the maximum size that you are allowed to carry on and place in the overhead bin. I have tested each bag and prefer the TravelPro for business travel because of the well designed suitor compartment, built in toiletry kit and the expandability. The Eagle Creek is a better choice for personal travel because it’s very lightweight and has clever pockets for all of your belongings and for separating your dirty clothes. Both bags are well priced and have excellent warranties.