SOURCE: Bretts Luggage & Gifts

November 21, 2008 13:55 ET Introduces Checkpoint-Friendly Briefcases and Laptop Cases

Developed in Close Compliance With TSA Checkpoint-Friendly Guidelines, the Computer Bags Are Available at the Suitcase Retailer's Massachusetts Location and

SUDBURY, MA--(Marketwire - November 21, 2008) -, one of the first in the industry to sell luggage, travel bags, briefcases and messenger bags online, now offers checkpoint-friendly briefcases and laptop cases by Briggs and Riley, Pathfinder and Victorinox Swiss Army. The computer bags were developed to follow in close compliance with TSA (Transportation Security Administration) checkpoint-friendly guidelines.

"Since August, TSA has allowed laptops to remain in checkpoint-friendly briefcases at the security checkpoint in airports," says John Ebb, owner of, aka Bretts Luggage & Gifts. "Not only do these laptop cases offer convenience and less stress during the security screening, but they protect the computer on the X-ray belt."

In response, Pathfinder introduced the CompuBrief™ and Victorinox Swiss Army released the Security Fast Pass™ in October. These briefcases offer a book-style opening that allows the laptop to remain in a travel bag and lay flat on the X-ray belt without cords and other accessories obstructing the view. Briggs and Riley also recently introduced the SpeedThru™ Sleeve, which protects the laptop on the security belt and eliminates the need for airport trays.

TSA checkpoint-friendly guidelines for computer bags include:

--  A designated laptop-only section.
--  The laptop-only section completely unfolds to lie flat on the X-ray
--  No metal snaps, zippers or buckles inside, underneath or on top of the
    laptop-only section.
--  No pockets on the inside or outside of the laptop-only section.
--  Nothing packed in the laptop-only section other than the computer
    itself. offers top brands on all luggage, tote bags, briefcases and computer bags, including: Delsey, Samsonite, Hartmann, Briggs and Riley, Travelpro, Pathfinder, Acegene and Victorinox.


Since 1951, Bretts Luggage & Gifts has provided suitcases and accessories for everything travel, from luggage collections and backpacks to briefcases and computer bags. Then, in 1995, was launched -- one of the first in the luggage industry -- to offer its products on a global stage. Today, the suitcase retailer employs 20 specialists to support its Massachusetts retail outlet, repair center and Website,

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