We got this suitcase for our 3 week trip through europe, it was sturdy and did great. We took it to China for 2 weeks a few months later and it still did great. We then flew domestically and United did us the service of ripping off one of the wheels. I took it to a samsonite outlet store near our house and Samsonite Repaired it and mailed it to our house completely free of charge. Samsonite customers for life, we just bought 2 new bags from them.