Traveling with carry-on luggage is one of the first things that people try to figure out when they plan their trip. It's also one of the most important, because if you can't fit your stuff in your carry-on bag then you have to go for a check-in bag, which means you'll have to pay extra baggage fees which you can easily save if you try to pack smart.
If you're someone who travels with carry-on bags, here are some tips on how to pack them like a pro. If you want to become like one who travels with just cabin or carry-on bags and saves a lot from opting out of check-in baggage costs this post is for you.
Here are the key things you need to remember when packing your cabin baggage:
1) Pack light:
If you have to check it at the airport, they will charge you a hefty fee for every additional pound (or kilogram) that has to be checked in by hand. Plus, there's always a chance that something could get lost in transit so make sure everything is secured properly. Make sure that all items are organized into categories which makes it easier for flight attendants to find what they need when scanning your bag for security purposes. This also makes it easier for them if there is an emergency with your luggage during the flight.
2) Use the allowance of personal item bag wisely:
Most of the airlines allow you to take one personal item bag along with your cabin baggage of 7 to 10 kg depending upon the airline The weight for your personal item usually should be up to 5 kg which should be matching the dimension of a laptop bag, which can be fitted underneath your seat in an aircraft. Yes! This personal item bag can be as big as a laptop bag, so it is not a smart move to waste this opportunity by just carrying a small waist or sling bag which weighs less than 5 kg.
3) Pack your essentials only:
We understand that it's not easy to travel light. The world is full of things that you need, and it's hard to know what you'll use and what you will not use. I know it sounds silly but when trying to fit everything into carry-on size limits can be challenging sometimes especially if you're traveling with kids or pets who require their bags as well as all their clothes and toys.
4) Make sure to wear your heaviest clothes:
It is not necessary, but if you really want to try hard and save extra money on your travel, then wear your heaviest clothes while traveling so that the weight of your cabin baggage and personal item bag would be less and once again you will be able to save money against check-in baggage.
Being a frequent traveler, you must have been through a lot of baggage check-in fee experiences. Some must be so good, some must be bad and some were just plain awful. In this article, we tried to give you some tips and tricks for how to pack cabin baggage like a pro and save yourself from check-in baggage fees, and do wise use of personal item bags.