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Why walk through the airport with a heavy suitcase when your suitcase could carry you. That's the idea behind Modobag. (KGO-TV)

Why walk through the airport with a heavy suitcase when your suitcase could carry you. That's the idea behind Modobag.

The sign on the luggage carousel at San Francisco International Airport says many bags look alike, but not Kevin O'Donnell's. He and his brother flew in on the only carry-on bag that can carry a person.

"Modobag is going to change the world travels," O'Donnell said.

There's room for all your gadgets and a few days worth of clothes.

"You go from a regular, you know carry-on, and then you simply pop in your handle. I usually pop out my foot pegs first," O'Donnell said. "You deploy your handlebars, lock, hit your power button and you're off."

At 19 pounds when it's empty, the Modobag goes up to eight miles an hour and up to eight miles on a charge.

It's easy to ride. Whether or not you think the Modobag is the best way to get around the airport, there's one thing for sure. It's definitely the best way to start a conversation at the airport. It's hard to ride more than a few feet without turning a few heads.

Taking a joy ride through the baggage claim has turned out to be the best way for O'Donnell to tell his story.

"Two years, quit everything else, sold buildings, sold cars, and built luggage," he said.

He's happy to give demos. After the demos, the bag practically sells itself. Of course, it's not cheap, $1,500 when it ships next year, or $1,000 if you buy it now on Indiegogo. With 85 percent the room of a normal carry-on, it won't hold your shoe collection.

"It's a little bit too small, so they need to make a bigger one for me," said one traveler.

But then again, who needs shoes when you're cruising instead of walking?
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