Flight hand baggage restrictions might be ever-changing, but they are always relatively restrictive. This means passengers often struggle to cram everything they want and need into the allocated weight and size restrictions, particularly for budget airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet. The financial penalties for tipping over the luggage scales are harsh, yet they can be swerved with a relatively simple travel tip. The experts at website MyBaggage.com said packing light was “a real art.”
They suggested that, to make sure style-savvy passengers could take as many garments as possible, they wore as much as they could on the plane.
They told Express.co.uk passengers should “wear weighty clothes” on board the aircraft – and brave the extra heat for the extra luggage space in the bag.
The packing expert said: “Wear heavy clothes and shoes rather than pack them in your case.
“Layer up too – that way you’ll be able to take more.”
They added: “Packing your case and only taking what you actually need is a real art.
“It’s too easy to over pack and chuck everything you could possibly want into your case – only to bring it back home unworn and full of creases.
“Instead, plan ahead, make a list and only take what you need.
“Easy tips like taking small travel sized bottles of your favourite shampoo and conditioner is an obvious one and taking face cream in compact contact lens cases.
“Other advice helps you transport things safely and without damage.
“Wrapping heating tools in an oven mitt protects them and surrounding items in your case and earrings in a button means no lost backs.”
Meanwhile, well-known tricks such as rolling clothes to take up less space were also suggested.
The experts also suggested: “If you’re heading on a sunshine, beach break, pack plenty of sarongs.
“You can use them a cover ups, a towel, a shawl or even to lay on at the airport if your flights delayed.”
She said: “Because I fold my clothing using the KonMari Method, it’s easy for me to pack quickly the day before I travel – which is usually the case, since I travel often.
“Not only does this folding technique keep clothing neat and wrinkle-free, it also maximises the space of the suitcase.”
Marie then shares her packing style, which sees her pack vertically, to take up less space.
This means she stands her clothes side by side, in soldier style, as opposed to sandwiches alongside each other horizontally.
It also marks a contrast to the sausage roll technique of rolling garments into cylinders, often touted as a way to save space in a suitcase.