They see me rolling.
There’s a gadget on the market that will help travelers become 21st century Renaissance Men at the airport. This contraption makes it possible to walk, talk on the phone, drink a coffee, and drag a suitcase all at the same time.
How is this all possible? If you sacrifice your pride, anything is possible.
My Hitch works by turning suitcases into tails (because sometimes four limbs just aren’t enough). It’s a small plastic accessory that hooks into a waistband on one end and a suitcase’s handle on the other.
According to inventor Robert Lian, an airline pilot, there is no limit to how far one can walk with My Hitch. “I've walked 2-3 miles demonstrating my product around Miami Airport,” he said. “If I wasn't hungry, I could have walked more.”
Lian has a few tips for anybody considering My Hitch. Be sure to wear a belt, otherwise there will quickly be a Coppertone girl situation. Also: Don’t use it with suitcases heavier than 25 lbs. However, there are no height qualifications for using My Hitch. It’s been successfully tested with people from 5’0” to 6’4”.
While, yes, there are more discreet ways of getting through the terminal hands-free, this one only costs $18. So those looking for some form of airport luxury can get it on the cheap. My Hitch is definitely real and you can definitely buy it from their website.
For a truly state-of-the-art airport experience, consider combining the My Hitch with the Modobag, a new riding suitcase. Because what would be cooler than the whole family in a riding suitcase train?