If you're planning to jet off for a short break over the Bank Holiday weekend, chances are you won't need to pack as much as you would for a normal holiday. Why not save time, space and money by packing for your entire trip using hand luggage only?
With a little practice, you can even use the following techniques to fit a week's (or more!) worth of luggage in to a small backpack! Give it a try!
The pros of travelling only with hand luggage:
Before you begin:
Firstly check your airline's hand luggage sizes. Some of the airlines are stricter than others, and will require any handles, pockets or straps to fit inside these dimensions also.
Choosing your bag:
If you are opting for a rucksack or soft bag, make sure it is:
Before you travel, it is important to check that your bag will be comfortable when fully packed and that you are able to carry it without any difficulty. If you appear to be struggling, airline staff may wish to inspect the bag. If they find that the dimensions or weight restrictions are over, your hand luggage may have to travel as hold luggage instead; this will incur a fee.
The aim of packing this way is to balance the weight of your bag by alternating the heavier parts of clothing with one another and save space.
All hold and hand luggage restrictions can be checked on the Gov.uk website or with your individual airline carrier.
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