I have gone through tons of luggage tags. I've tried the kind you buy at department stores, the cool circuit board tags, the cheapo's the leather straps - everything. They all get torn off after about 1-2 flights. I felt like I was cursed. A while ago I purchased the Timbuk2 Command Laptop Messenger Bag
from Timbuk2 and found it to be pretty reliable and well built. I then checked to see what else they sold and found these luggage tags.
The tag itself is made of heavy duty material and has a clear compartment that you can slip a business card or paper tag into. The fit is very tight so the actual label does not come out. I bought Scotch® Self-Sealing Laminating Pouches, LS851G, Business Card Size
and made my own label. It fits just fine in the Timbuk2 luggage tag if you trim the sides of the laminate just a little.
The metal band that attaches the tag is attached with a screw-clasp (not sure of the technical term but it's a little barrel that has a threaded female slot side that attaches to a threaded male post) that takes several several turns to close - this is good as it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE for it to come undone through being moved, jostled or bumped. If it takes a person sitting there for 1 full minute to purposefully close it - it's not coming undone on accident. This is not a negative but please be aware that you have to thread the clasp together carefully to ensure a good fit and that you are not cross threading the clasp so it will not close correctly (this may be what the other reviewer did that thought the band was not good quality) The band is long enough to fit around basically anything on the piece of luggage you would want to attach it to.
Another reviewer made a comment that he felt the band was flimsy and would just come apart if pulled on. We have either just found Superman's Amazon account, the clasp was not threaded right or all the way down, or someone removed the tag on purpose. I guess it is possible that it did really have a failure do to being a lemon but I have 3 of these tags from Timbuk2 and they have literally been around the world with me and gone through a lot of abuse and I have nothing but high praise for their quality, workmanship, and how they look. They have outlasted every other luggage tag I have ever used and if I ever do actualy wear them out then I will be sure to buy them again.