The Traveler was one the first of the Ultra Long Range shuttles to effectively replace the escape pod.

Designed primarily to circumvent the escape pod's weaknesses in escaping from battle, the Traveler is equipped with some of the most powerful engine systems on the market as well as Ultracompact Sky Drive systems. The main drawbacks of the Traveler are its five person capacity and prohibitive cost, but this has done little to diminish its popularity other than having its use relegated to the officers on some ships. Travelers are often viewed as a limited form of starship insurance by captains due to their effectiveness and the fact that used models depreciate very little in value due to their high demand.