A TRAVEL expert shared his top tips for avoiding outrageous baggage fees.
Avoiding excess baggage costs is a great way to keep vacation costs low, but it can be tricky, especially on budget airlines with strict carry-on rules.
As many Britons board flights this summer, travel experts say Panache Cruises have revealed their top tips to avoid breaking the bank before boarding.
USE DUTY FREE BAGS
As these bags do not count as carry-on baggage, passengers are urged to grab one to increase their weight limit.
Stocking up on toiletries while waiting for your gate number will also free up your spending money.
Another lesser-known trick to stocking more items for vacation is to use pillowcases for the flight.
Once you’ve found our assigned seat number, simply empty the cushion and refill with your excess items.
WEAR HEAVY CLOTHING
For passengers flocking to sun-kissed destinations, it’s an eyebrow-raising technique, but wearing heavy clothing like hoodies and shoes is a no-brainer.
By taking these items with you, you’ll free up space and reduce the weight of your luggage – helping you avoid the dreaded surcharge.
Likewise, dressing in a variety of clothing items is another tried-and-true technique for vacationers looking to keep their costs down.
Wearing a pair of t-shirts under a sweater and wearing them concealed by a coat is equally unconventional in the warmer months, but not without value for thrifty travelers.
These versatile and functional garments allow you to carry all the gadgets and travel essentials you need without carrying a bag or purse.
A lightweight and invaluable addition to any traveller’s repertoire, these practical garments are a must-have.
It’s always a smart idea to have extra storage ready for when you return, especially when friends and family are out looking for souvenirs.
Most of these items can be purchased at the airport of departure. So stop by the duty free area and use the store’s pocket to save space and money.
Airlines can be very strict about the size and weight of hand luggage and suitcases.
Ensuring that your new luggage fits airline measurements is an easy way to ensure you won’t incur any additional charges.