Carry On Travel Tips

   

Carry On Travel Tips

 

Here are some traveling tips for using carry on luggage. There are some advantages to using just carry ons, For example, no check in luggage fees, no waiting for the luggage for hours when you just want to home, no trying to keep track with all the luggage you checked in.

                                                                                    

  1. Make sure the carry on bag is regulation size. Per FAA regulations : The maximum size carry-on bag for most airlines is 45 linear inches (the total of the height, width, and depth of the bag). Anything larger should be checked. Or you can check with the airline about the size of your carry on. 
  2. Pack at least two outfits including underwear and socks. Make sure the colors match, so you can mix and match. Add scarves and camisoles to change the look.
  3. Roll your clothes instead of folding. This reason is 2 fold:  it makes less wrinkles and it takes up less space.
  4. Wear the comfortable shoes or sneakers when traveling and pack the dressier shoes in the carry on. Better yet, bring flip flops,they don’t take a lot of room, they are lightweight and they are perfect for the beaches, slippers for the hotel, and some are nice enough to wear for dinner,
  5. Bring the travel sized shampoo, soaps and perfumes in the carry on. Make sure they are in a plastic baggy. (You would not like to clean up that mess if they break during travels).
  6. Try to keep the electronics (phones, E readers, dvd players) close to you. And able to travel by having covers on them.
  7. Try to fill in empty space, for example, socks and underwear in plastic baggies stuffed into shoes. Cosmetic bag put in the pockets of the carry on.
  8. Instead of a big camera, you can use your smart phone. This will capture your memories with less to carry.

Just remember to call your carrier and verify how big the carry on can be. Try to stuff all the extra space with its. And above things Less is More.