Luggage issues can really ruin a trip. However, many of these problems can be easily avoided!
Here are 20 of the most common errors made when packing a suitcase. This is a classic! It’s so easy to pack more than we really need. If your case is too full, you’ll have no space for souvenirs. It takes practice, but it is possible to travel light! We’ve all experienced it: you arrive at your destination and open your suitcase, only to discover that your clothes have been stained by leaking toothpaste or conditioner. Avoid situations like this by packing liquids inside sealed bags. If shampoo on a shirt is irritating, a bottle of red wine purchased as a souvenir that has smashed and stained all your clothes is a total nightmare! Make sure that breakable items (glass, etc.) are carefully packed in your case, wrapping them in protective bags sold in specialist luggage stores.
If it looks as though a hurricane has been through your hotel room every single night, it’s high time you looked into getting some packing cubes for your trips. They come in all shapes and sizes, and help you to keep your case organized and only take out what you need. It’s an unfortunate fact that airlines do sometimes lose luggage. If you have insurance to cover you in the event of this, you’ll receive compensation. However, if you’ve been travelling with expensive items, you’ll need to provide some evidence! Always take a photo of the contents of your suitcase before departing, just in case.
With the booming of the low-cost airline industry, rules surrounding luggage size and weight (and carry-on luggage) have become increasingly strict. These measurements vary from one company to another, so always check before you fly. The additional cost for an oversize or overweight bag is pretty steep once you arrive at the airport.
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