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Travelers Can Ride Luggage Instead of Lugging It

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | July 23, 2016

Travelers Can Ride Luggage Instead of Lugging It

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Travelers who are sick and tired of dragging their luggage through airports can now ride it instead, CNN Money reported.

Modobag rideable luggage can travel as fast as 8 miles per hour and carry 260 pounds, according to CNN. Most airlines will allow it aboard their aircraft as a carry-on bag.

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Travelers will ride on a memory foam seat, using a throttle and handbrake to direct the motorized luggage, CNN said.

The bag is available for about $1,000 as part of an Indiegogo campaign, which reached its goal of $50,000 in just two days, according to CNN. As of Saturday, the campaign, which still has another month to go, had raised $105,025. 

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A Chicago businessman named Kevin O'Donnell came up with the idea as he dragged his luggage through an airport one day, CNN reported.

"We're not trying to make anyone lazy," O'Donnell told CNN. "It's about life efficiency."

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