Not many people get to do what they love for a living, and even less get to travel the world while doing it. Whether a musician, an engineer, a designer, a photographer or anything in between, many professionals have to take their gear wherever they go since it’s essential to their work. And traveling by plane makes things even harder and more complicated. So, for this reason, every professional should consider investing in a heavy duty flight case.
Not every heavy duty flight case is made the same, and luckily, there are manufacturers that make custom cases to fit your instrument, camera, laptop or projector. Each and every one of these cases is designed specifically to fit the instrument of your choice, and here’s how some of them differ from others.
For example, a laptop or a notebook briefcase can be designed to either hold one or two laptops, up to twenty. So if you’re traveling with a team on a business trip, you can fit all of your laptops in a single case. And since twenty laptops add quite a weight, the manufacturers give you the option to add wheels to the briefcase.
Furthermore, you get grade A laminated ply, which offers optimum protection, covered in a leather look to make it look more classy. The angles are made of heavy duty aluminium to protect it from impact and bumping with the rest of the luggage. A compartment for all the chargers and extra gadgets can also be provided in order to keep cables from entwining.
Or, if you’re a photographer, you can get a specially designed camera case for your entire photography equipment. A large compartment for your camera and several different compartments for your countless lens, external flashlights and extra batteries. There are also some optional extras you can choose from, like coloured panel options.
Nevertheless, some things are universal when it comes to heavy duty flight cases – such as the ATA standards that every type has to meet. The ATA standards basically approve that the case is good enough for international shipping and transportation by plane.
Moreover, make sure the case you purchase comes with a warranty. Every manufacturer that produces quality cases will stand behind their product and vouch for it. Don’t get talked into it and let the price tag make the decision for you. Cases without warranty will almost always be cheaper than the ones with warranty, but they are also more likely to wear down. Buy the protection your equipment deserves!