Best Baggage: The Smartest Suitcases in the Skies

Carry-on and checked luggage is getting a whole lot smarter—both in looks and functionality.

Courtesy Rimowa
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Rimowa Electronic Tag Luggage

Rimowa’s new line of luggage with electronic tags is probably the future of air travel. Travelers use a smartphone app to connect with an airline which in turns sends an electronic tag to your bag that shows on the e-ink display built into the case, allowing fliers to simply drop off their checked bags instead of waiting in line to print tags. Lufthansa was the first to adopt the technology and other airlines appear to be following suit, offering the service for both domestic and international travel. From $670; rimowa-electronictag.com.