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SUITCASE PSYCHOLOGY: What your luggage reveals about you
The Luxury Travel Bible's readers are always the height of style when they walk through first class and check into five star hotels around the world... but have you ever wondered what message you are sending out to your fellow travellers?

 

Virgin Atlantic has done the research and can reveal that the luggage we carry says a lot about the type of traveller we are.  Paul Bushell, Vice President of Airport Operations for North America at Virgin Atlantic, commented: 'Virgin Atlantic carries over six million bags a year to London and beyond, and we've seen a lot of changes since our first flight in 1984. The standard black case with a colourful pom-pom has taken the backseat as more and more of our passengers choose to show off their personality and make a fashion statement with their bags. Our crew carries almost anything, from leather holdalls to leopard print cases, and too many designer trunks to mention'.

 

What does your luggage say about you and which high profile jet-setter do you channel?

Th e Designer Trunk
You are ... a fabulously fashionable traveller
This luggage is beloved by those who enjoy showing off a bit; their Upper Class style is reflected from limousine to the lounge, and everywhere there's flashbulbs to be found.
Spotted with the likes of... Karl Lagerfeld, Victoria Beckham, Sarah Jessica Parker   
The Corporate Case
You are... a traveller who likes to mix business with pleasure
 
This traveller has been there, packed that, and is as used to breezing in and out of hotel lobbies as a concierge. They like to opt for something practical, low-key and convenient for all those airport runs.
 
They tend to be rather focused and determined, too, meaning a time-managed flight that includes working on the laptop or catching up on some well-earned power-napping rather than putting on the headphones and chilling in front of a movie.
 
Spotted with the likes of... Miranda Kerr, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake

The Backpack
You are... a free-spirited citizen of the world
Meet the eternally young at heart traveller, who enjoys a freewheeling, commitment-free lifestyle. They hate being pinned down and treasure the ability to go anywhere the wind takes them. This frequent flier is a true explorer, a stout-hearted adventurer who will make the best of any situation.
Spotted with the likes of... Justin Bieber, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Gosling have been spotted carrying what is generally a packing option for teens and college students (who roll with an entourage).

 

The Hold-All
You are ... a no-nonsense, self-assured traveller
This is the Indiana Jones of travelers, the one who manages to pack everything they need into one piece of hand luggage, finding space for things the rest of us forget like adaptor plugs and chargers, and yet they still have room for a different pair of flip flops and cover-alls for every day of their vacation. Frighteningly practical and fabulously confident, this optimist will tend to be the most seasoned traveller of the lot because for them it's all about low-drama planning rather than last-minute panics.
Spotted with the likes of... Angelina Jolie (Louis Vuitton, of course!), Prince Harry, Daniel Craig.

 

 
Crazy Coloured Luggage

You are... an individual who isn't afraid to stand out

Either attention-seeking, or just keen to instantly recognize their personality piece as it makes its way around the carousel, this type of traveller is zany and fun. You never know what to expect when you share a vacation with this character, or what they've packed (though you can count on a fluorescent bikini regardless of the destination).
Spotted with the likes of... Elizabeth Hurley, Agyness Deyn and reality 'stars' (i.e. any of the Kardashians)
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Multiple Suitcases
You are... The diva of the skies
This traveller refuses to leave home without every pair of shoes she owns (hey, you never know where you'll end up when you travel!). With little regard for excess baggage fees and maximum need for personal creature comforts, this sort of packer might one day end up on an episode of 'Hoarders,' but at least she'll look good in the air!

Spotted with the likes of... Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez

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Posted 10/1/13
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