avoid extra baggage fees

How to avoid extra baggage fees

The best way to save money on your flight is to find cheap plane tickets, obviously. The less money you spend on your flight, the more you end up saving. That’s easier said than done at a time when airline companies are increasing flight fares and creating new fees for travelers. Suspect number one: baggage fees. Today it’s difficult to fly economy without incurring extra baggage fees. It went from offering this service for free to charging the second bag to asking for money for your first checked suitcase. And if you’re taking a longer holiday, these costs can add …

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airline restrictions

Airline restrictions: What not to bring on a plane

To some of you, it may be surprising that airlines and airports forbid common, necessary items from home on planes. These airline restrictions are for safety reasons, to avoid endangering the passengers or the flight crew. To avoid having to leave your stuff at the airport, it’s important to learn what not to bing on a plane. Also, although some items are banned altogether, others can be brought in either your checked luggage or your cabin bag. Airline restrictions: What not to pack for your flight The TSA is one of the most restrictive authorities out there, so I will …

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personal bag for flying

What to pack in a personal bag for flying

When I travel abroad by plane, I prefer to fly with only a carry-on bag and a personal bag. If you’re wondering what to pack in my personal bag for flying?, you’re in the right spot to get expert advice! You see, while my larger bag has all my clothes, there are some things that always, always go inside the personal bag. How to choose your personal bag for flying When you choose a personal bag for flying, make sure it has: Lots of available space Plenty of pockets Sturdy zippers. Here are some of my favorite smart bags that …

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checked luggage packing

How to pack checked luggage the right way

Between the moment you check in your luggage and the one where you claim it at your travel destination, your bag will have passed through an entire maze of baggage carts and conveyor belts. And, once the checked luggage got in the air, it may have tumbled or slid around the cargo compartment during turbulence. To be honest, there aren’t that many bags that get damaged or lost. (Well, unless you’re flying on Otopeni, I’ve seen piles of roll-on luggage here. And they even lost a cat once!) As long as you take proper precautions, your checked luggage should be …

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travel cost reduction strategies

Travel cost reduction strategies after flight booking

You may have found the best flight deals both airline companies and third-party travel websites had to offer. But, in the end, you can’t honestly say you got cheap plane tickets this time. Rest assured that if you ever find yourself in this situation there are other ways to save some money on your trip. So read on to discover some travel cost reduction strategies after booking your flight. 1. Bring your own snacks This travel cost reduction strategy applies if you don’t already have a meal included with your plane ticket. Airline companies have increased the costs of their …

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camping supplies checklist

What camping supplies do I need?

Life is full of challenges that stress us to the core. The pressure at work and at home can weigh you down leaving you stressed and in some extreme cases depressed. It is, therefore, advisable for individuals to find activities that help them relax and that’s where outdoor activities such as camping come in. By spending time in nature, you are able to take a break from your normal routine. It will definitely help you blow off some steam. You, however, will not be able to enjoy your stay outdoors without proper preparation. And, if you’re wondering what camping supplies …

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travel checklist hiking backpack

Travel checklist for your hiking backpack

Packing for a hike can be a balancing act – you want to ensure that you have everything you need without carrying around too much weight. Therefore it’s important to know which items are non-negotiable and which are useful rather than essential to have. That’s why we thought a travel checklist will be useful to many people going hiking. The infographic below contains a travel checklist with must-have items and also shows you how to pack for a single-day or multi-day hike. Here is the travel checklist for your hiking backpack infographic in full, followed by the transcript for anyone using …

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