When Is Checking A Bag Really Worth It

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A lot of times, you can manage to pack everything you need into a carry-on that fits in the overhead bin. But sometimes, checking a bag can be a life-saver totally worth the extra dollars. Let’s take a look.

Long Trips

If you’re traveling for longer than a week, it probably makes sense to check a bag. This way, you won’t have to stress about not having all your essential items for the trip. Plus, you’ll have more room to bring back souvenirs. 

Sports Equipment

Oftentimes, bringing your own sports equipment, like skis to a ski trip, will end up being much cheaper than renting equipment upon arrival. Even when you factor in the luggage fee, it’s still a better deal. Plus, you’ll feel more comfortable in your own gear. 

Health Concerns

One of the benefits of checking your bag is that you limit the hassle you have to go through during security. You also reduce the amount of heavy lifting you have to do during the trip. If you have any health concerns or trouble lifting heavy items, checking a bag might be the right decision for you. After all, nothing is more valuable than your health.