- Posted August 18, 2013 by
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A Light Flight
I am always told to pack light when traveling. Last year traveling around Europe it was evident as to why time and time again I receive advice relating to packing less. My main tip is solely on minimizing the amount of carry on luggage. Try and limit the amount you pack. Bring just one bag if you can, small if possible.
This comes from first hand experience having shoved a bag into the measuring frame before boarding a flight from Dublin to London only to be abruptly told 'no' by the flight attendant when it couldn't be pulled out of the frame easily. To this day I remain firm in believing that there were absolutely no signs indicating that the bag had to be easily put in and out of the frame, just as long as it fit within the measurements. My friend and I repacked a few things and we were finally able to board the plane.
In saying, it is recommended to pack light to save yourself of any inconvenient hassles. If you are stopping over at multiple airports, it can be frustrating pulling out everything in your carry on for inspection. If needed, make sure your liquids are less than 100mls and are stored in a clear bag which is easily accessible. You’ll be surprised at how much time you’ll save.
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