NEW YORK, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TUMI (NYSE: TUMI) which provides its customers with beautiful and world-class business and travel products designed to uncomplicate and upgrade all aspects of their life on the move, announced today its participation in a new initiative meant to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags in today's environment of constantly changing and increasingly restrictive carry-on bag policies.
TUMI, working alongside the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and leading travel solutions provider Okoban, will begin offering an optimized carry-on size bag intended to make the best use of cabin storage space and help streamline the passenger boarding experience. This new carry-on size of 55 x 35 x 20 cm (or 21.5" x 13.5" x 7.5" inches) is a new size guideline being adopted by the airlines that will help provide customers a chance to store their carry-on bags on board aircrafts of 120 seats or larger without the need to gate check. TUMI bags in this new size will carry a newly created IATA Cabin OK logo which will signal to airline staff that the bag meets the IATA Cabin OK optimum size guidelines and will be allowed on board planes on a growing list of airlines participating in the IATA Cabin OK initiative. The new case will include TUMI's renowned engineered components such as an adjustable telescoping handle, smooth rolling wheels and TUMI's signature black FXT® ballistic nylon. This convenient compact wheeled case is designed to meet carry-on size requirements for both domestic and international travel as well as airlines joining this IATA initiative.
"TUMI's heritage of design excellence is one that appeals to the world's most sophisticated and demanding consumers who choose only the best internationally known brands to complement their unique travels and lifestyles, we are proud to be working with IATA and Okoban to offer solutions that improve our clients' experiences," says TUMI CEO and President, Jerome Griffith.
By the time of production, each travel case will meet the dimensions of the IATA Cabin OK specifications and feature a logo to signify its compliance. Each case will also have its own unique identification code that will further allow airline staff to validate that the travel case complies with the optimum size guidelines. "We are very pleased that TUMI is taking a leading role and that with their new IATA Cabin OK model their customers can benefit from the airline service promise," says John Vermilye CEO Travel Sentry / Okoban.
TUMI is one of the primary lifestyle and travel brands that have chosen to develop the travel case to be in line with its optimum size guidelines. This new case will be available beginning Holiday 2015 in TUMI collection stores and www.TUMI.com.
TUMI (NYSE: TUMI) Since 1975, TUMI has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, we're committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. The brand is sold in over 310 stores from New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as the world's top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 75 countries. For more about TUMI, visit www.TUMI.com, www.facebook.com/TUMItravel, www.twitter.com/TUMItravel.