Blake said, “It may seem impossible to pack the essentials of a trip into a small suitcase, but avoiding the most common mistakes will make it a little less daunting.”
While budget airlines often have similar guidelines for carry-on luggage, tourists should remember to check with their particular airline.
Blake said: “It is important to check the baggage rules of the airline you are flying with, most airlines follow the same size and weight rules, but there is often a chance that these rules have changed or differ from each other.
“The last thing you want is to think you’ve avoided the check-in fee only to find out that you have to put your luggage in the hold luggage.
“These costs can go up once at the airport, so you could be looking at paying over £30 for this small mistake.
“If you want to pack more, a soft case can add more extra weight, while a hard case only weighs more and therefore gives less room for extra weight.”
Tourists can charge high fees if their luggage weighs too much, so it’s important to check the airport guidelines.
A soft bag gives tourists more flexibility when it comes to adding extra items to their bags.
Many tourists roll up their clothes when packing, as some experts say this creates more space in a suitcase.
However, Blake disagreed, saying, “When it comes to packing your bag, a common mistake is rolling up your clothes to make more room.
“This is actually a counter-productive method where rolling it up only makes your clothes more likely to wrinkle, while taking up as much space as if they were neatly folded.
“Packing small items of clothing that are unlikely to wrinkle in a small pouch can help alleviate any empty space in the suitcase.
Blake added: “There is also the possibility that you cannot put your suitcase in the storage area directly above your seat, meaning it could be away from you on the plane.
“To help locate it once the plane has landed, adding an identifiable feature can save time and stress.
“Taking a piece of colorful ribbon to your bag, or choosing a cover with a bright color, will help you distinguish it from the ones wrapped around it.”
A colorful ribbon is an inexpensive way to make a suitcase more recognizable and easier to find at the end of the flight.
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