Excess baggage fees are a particularly frustrating experience for any traveler to face. It’s like someone decided that packing for your trip and trying to catch your flight right on time somehow was not stressful enough, so they needed to add more hassle with the dreaded “luggage weighing” process which could potentially result in an expensive bag fine. If you’re looking for some ways to get around the overweight luggage issues, you’re in the right place. Read on for a few overweight luggage hacks to consider the next time you travel!
Wear Extra Layers of Clothes If Needed
Pack all of the clothes you need inside of your luggage, but if you get checked in for your flight and an employee says anything about your bag being overweight and attempts to charge you with an overweight luggage fee, simply head to the bathroom and wear some additional layers of clothes. You can take off the additional clothes to your original outfit as soon as you get onto your flight. Technically, nobody can say anything about the fact that you just wore your extra clothes on you instead of having them inside of your luggage, and more importantly, they can’t charge you the extra fare as your bag weight should be a lot more in line. It is a great way to carry a heavy coat or jacket during the wintertime as well.
Buy Your Own Luggage Scale
The easiest option to avoid fees is to buy yourself a luggage scale and save yourself the hassle by checking if your luggage is already overweight in advance. If your luggage is already heavy, you could start planning your strategy before you get to the airport or take out additional items you don’t need at home instead of having to deal with it when you arrive at the airport.
Invest in a Lighter Travel Bag
While size matters for your travel bags and luggage, so does weight. Invest in a lighter suitcase that can last through the years of traveling. Sturdy and lightweight should be the top qualities of the new bag you buy.
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