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New Technology Gives Boomers, Families and Professionals Pain-Free Travel


Just in Time for Spring -- Four-Wheel Convertible Travel Cases
ELLWOOD CITY, PA -- 04/27/2005 -- Atlantic Luggage has pioneered a travel technology that is changing the way Americans travel. Not since the introduction of the wheel has a travel innovation done so much for business and leisure travelers. QuadWheel® Technology, a convertible upright, eliminates travel-related strain and prevents luggage from tipping over.

The patented engineering behind the QuadWheel® technology converts a two-wheeled case into a sturdy, four-wheeled convertible. With a touch of a button, the two-wheeled case instantly deploys two additional wheels for a 53-degree, four-point stance for maximum stability and uncompromising mobility. When fully-loaded, QuadWheel® Technology can support up to 200 pounds of cargo and still glide easily -- thanks to sleek wheels built on swivel casters.

“Travelers are requesting luggage that meets busier and more complex travel demands. Business travelers want sturdier cases that won’t tip over, families need help managing multiple travel pieces, and Baby Boomers are calling for cases with better mobility,” said Anne Fleming, senior director of marketing for Atlantic. “For instance, shouldering a laptop and tote while maneuvering an Upright can put stress on your back, neck and shoulders. Using QuadWheel lets you stack luggage and removes the strain of carrying numerous bags -- it means never renting an airport luggage cart again.”

QuadWheel® Technology is found on Atlantic’s newest collection -- Convertible®.

For more information on Convertible® or any of Atlantic’s innovative, value-added luggage collections, visit Convertible® is available at Macy’s department stores and Look for QuadWheel® to be available on other Atlantic products later this year

Atlantic Luggage has been providing business and leisure travelers with quality, innovative luggage products for more than 85 years. With a vast array of soft and hard-sided luggage, including computer-friendly pieces, Atlantic Luggage is a market leader in affordable travel products and one of the largest brands in department stores in North America. Atlantic Luggage was founded in 1919 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airway Industries, Inc.


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