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How to Choose the Right Baggage for Air Travel

Updated on October 20, 2012

Flying on an airline to your vacation spot or tourist destination is a dream most of us see and can make it possible by booking through the special deals and discounts available online these days. Unlike earlier it is possible to get a decent deal for your business or leisure travel by booking in advance. However one thing that has not changed in all these years is choosing the right baggage to tag along with you on the flight.

Let's take a look at a few tips to keep in mind while choosing the suitable luggage for your air travel.

1. Check the allowed baggage limit as per airline requirements

All domestic and international airlines have a limitation on the amount of luggage you can carry while flying with them, this information can be mostly found in the additional information that comes along with your ticket. It is important to keep a track of your baggage according to the allowance specified or be ready to pay an additional charge ranging from $70 or more for the extra baggage. Most international airlines allow only 1 baggage of about 20 to 23 kilograms to be checked-in.

Passengers are allowed to bring along a hand baggage of around 7 to 12 kilograms that they can take along with them on the flight. It is important to check that the hand baggage is of appropriate size so that it can fit in comfortably on the overhead cabins created for this purpose on all flights. Women and men are permitted to carry a handbag like a laptop or a purse in additional to the hand baggage.

2. Buy the right luggage carriers

Most manufacturers these days create air travel specific kind of luggage options making it easier for passengers to choose from this range rather than waste time searching for an appropriate choice. The hand baggage bags and briefcases mostly come with a trolley option making it convenient for the passengers to pull along while going towards their aircraft. Another very popular choice of baggage that most travellers opt for is the backpacks as they are easy to carry and have a lot of space making it an ideal combination for an air travel.

3. Pack only what's important

It is always advisable to travel light while traveling by air, for this you need to make a list of the important things you would need to carry before you actually start the actual process of packing. Remember you are travelling so it is not necessary to pack everything you use in your daily routine, try to reduce the excess stuff which you can manage without. Try to pack items that are foldable easily and do not take up too much space in your baggage for your air travel. Pack only things that are essential, do not overload your luggage with things that are available everywhere and can be easily bought without spending too much money at your destination point.


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