If I say international travel to you what comes to your mind?
The rapidly shrinking seats or the tacky mid-air dinners? The checked luggage charges or the preferred seating gouges?
Let's face it, modern air travel is rubbish. So how to fight back? Well, that part's easy. Create your own luxury travel perks and bring them out on the road.
Let's start with what you wear in the air.
Our ideal travel wear brand of the moment is the Swedish luxury menswear brand Asket, who specialize in high end basics. Their tag line says timeless, sustainable and affordable and we are here to tell you that they really mean it.
Let's start with the Asket Chino. Developed with a near obsessive pursuit of perfection over 31 months, they are tailored from a mid-weight Italian cotton-satin weave with just a hint of stretch. They're ideal both in the air and on the ground, finding the sweet spot between smart and casual.
Cabins can get cooler when it's sleep time over the Atlantic so although I was traveling to a warm climate I packed an Asket Merino Sweater in my carry-on. This turned out to be a wise move as I stayed warm when the temperature dropped. The piece is layerable and lightweight, an ideal travel companion.
Take our advice, skip the checked bags.
But Carry-On's are too small, you say. I'll never fit all my stuff. Nonsense, meet the Away Travel Carry On. Featuring an unbreakable polycarbonate shell, an ejectable battery that charges your phone, a TSA-approved combination lock, sturdy 360 degree Hinomoto wheels (they took on those Roman cobblestones with no problem) and a really useful hidden laundry bag, this case is unbeatable.
We also reviewed the NoviConnected 4 Wheel Hubless Travel Roller this summer. It's the ideal combination of form and function, a workhorse boasting a polycarbonate shell, removable, smooth glide wheels, a TSA approved lock and comes equipped with an app controlled, battery bank.
The power bank can simultaneously charging USB-C and USB devices, transforming every terminal, station or port into a personal power hub. Also it looks outrageously beautiful, which is why it won the Design Award 2018.