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Travelpro Magna 2 line discontinued? Platinum Elite instead?

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Old Jul 13, 18, 9:00 pm
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Travelpro Magna 2 line discontinued? Platinum Elite instead?

The Magna 2 line does not seem to be featured on Travelpro's site anymore, and its products are going out of stock in lots of online outlets. Has it been discontinued?

Is the Platinum Elite its replacement? If so, how do the features line up? I've done a bit of searching but my Google-fu is weak...
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Old Jul 14, 18, 5:41 pm
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I noticed the new Platinum Elite line just yesterday and it appears to be replacing the PM 2. Honestly, the PM 2 is very good, if you can find what you want/need on closeout I would grab it.

I own items in both the original Platinum Magna and the PM2 lines, no problems except the stitching on one tote handle unraveled and my local luggage repair fixed it for no charge. The wheels and extended handles on PM spinners are great.
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Old Aug 2, 18, 8:14 am
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although the Platinum Magna line is apparently discontinued, the remaining pieces are not being discounted much if at all

at least online

at the moment, the "old" Platinum Magna line is priced within $20 of the recently launched Platinum Elite

given little or no difference in pricing, I'd go for the Platinum Elite
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Old Aug 7, 18, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by ThatMisoGuy View Post
The Magna 2 line does not seem to be featured on Travelpro's site anymore, and its products are going out of stock in lots of online outlets. Has it been discontinued?

Is the Platinum Elite its replacement? If so, how do the features line up? I've done a bit of searching but my Google-fu is weak...
I write reviews for (ahem) "a major online retailer" and received 2 TravelPro Platinum Elite samples to review.

While the samples were provided on a complimentary basis, I do have to pay tax on the items and there is zero pressure to provide a favorable review. I received the carry-on spinner and the 25" bag.

In short, I was really impressed by the Platinum Elite line. Excellent materials, thoughtful layout, rolls so easily, obviously a great warranty, and a lot more room than you'd suppose to pack stuff in. The tiny spinner is especially surprising, as it doesn't look like it would hold much, but it does. Even the fabrics used are nice looking.

I have zero experience with Magna 2, although I've purchased and used other Travelpro products including various Crew and Maxlite bags. But I really liked the Platinum Elite line a lot. Flying to Shanghai soon for a couple of weeks in China and Japan. I'll be interested to see how the bags hold up, but so far I definitely do like them.
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