3 Common Luggage Mistakes That Are Costing You a Fortune

Packing on a budget
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Packing is one of the most tedious parts of traveling, but you should make sure to do it right because you may lose a fortune if you don’t. Here are some of the most expensive luggage mistakes that you should avoid at all costs before heading to the airport.

Not Checking the Rules

Each airline has its own rules when it comes to baggage allowance. Some allow carry-ons, others don’t, and the dimension of your suitcase range from one air company to the next. Make sure to check all the rules before packing, so you wouldn’t pay extra because your suitcase isn’t the right size.

Not Traveling Light

If you’re a frequent traveler, it’s time to learn to pack all you need inside a carry-on, especially when it comes to shorter trips. Wash your laundry as you go along, plan your outfits so you wouldn’t overpack, and only bring things you truly need. By doing so, you’ll avoid paying unnecessary baggage fees.

Prohibited Items

Even if you avoid baggage fees by packing light, you can still lose some money by not checking which items are allowed in your carry-on. You may have to throw away some of your belongings if they don’t pass a security check, so make sure to only pack items that fit the requirements.