Regarding the April 30 letter “Samsonite didn´t hold plastic´s potential,” I bought three pieces of Samsonite Oyster cases in 1984 in West Africa, and these have since been used constantly in all of my considerable international and U.S. travels using all sorts of transportation.
I still use the same three pieces of luggage, which are made of molded plastic, and the only failure was of a combination latch on one case five years ago. I called Samsonite customer service and was sent a replacement assembly without any questions and only paid for shipping.
Don´t knock down a good corporation based on one person´s negative views.
Bruce Plastics Inc.