9/1/13 We have a winner!!!
Congratulations to Daphne Palmer Romero!
Thanks to everyone who entered.
Read my review of the latest Delsey Helium Sky suitcase and enter for a chance to win one.
Traveling to Huatulco, Mexico was a bit more challenging than going from point A to B. Departing from JFK in NYC, we had to change planes in Mexico City, one of my least favorite airports because of its lines, crowds, distance between gates and overall complexity. Upon arriving at Terminal 1 on Aeromexico, we had to take a train to reach the ticket counters for Interjet at Terminal 2.
This entailed reclaiming our checked bags and carrying them with us because the two airlines had no arrangement for making the transfer and long walks to and from the train. Fortuitously, this turned out be an excellent trial for my Delsey Helium Sky 25” spinner suitcase. This is what I loved about it:
The four spinner wheels worked with precision. I was able to easily maneuver the suitcase alongside me, the wheels all flat on the ground, without bearing any weight on my back. It felt effortless. If your old luggage has only two wheels, you might think about making an upgrade.
I’m obsessed with packing light. The 25” size was perfect for a one or two-week trip. Because the suitcase only weighs in at 8.6 pounds, I was able to carry home a 2.2 pound 5 bag of organic Pluma coffee without approaching either airline’s 50-pound baggage limit.
Whenever I travel with a new suitcase, I worry about what will happen to it after its journey along bumpy airport conveyer belts and in and out of taxi trunks. Made of a lightweight but robust Micro Ballistec™ material, the suitcase looked as new after my trip as when I left home with no signs of wear.
I’m a stasher. I always find last-minute items that need to be packed. The three deep outside pockets were perfect for stashing laundry and papers.
Have I whetted your appetite?
Through the end of August, anyone who leaves a comment on this post telling where they would like to travel with their new Delsey Helium Sky suitcase will be eligible to be selected in a random drawing. The contest winner will be announced here on Sunday, September 1, 2013. (Sorry, this offer is limited to U.S. addresses only.)
Reminder: Contest ends on August 31, 2013.