returned this item to the store. received it in a box from fed ex and the box was damage, with a 4 inch mark on the side and so was the suitcase, we thought if it could not hold up being shipped in a box it would never survived on a plane so we returned it to the store. I was looking for a suitcase that would last, This item would be good for someone who did not travel that much and put a suitcase in the back of the car and only they handled it . would not recommend it for air travel, the wheels on it were made cheep, but it did roll nice. that is why we purchased a tasmaina with travelers choice it had the same wheel design but made better, a little more money but for us worth it. If you plain to only use this suitcase once a year, and not for air travel, it would be okay, but I am not sure how long it would last. compare the two before you buy. and walmart carries them both.