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Traveling by plane? Think carefully about your luggage!

If you travel by plane, you should think carefully about your luggage. There is a limit to how much you can pack, so be careful with the space you have. In addition, there are sometimes opportunities to save costs if you decide not to take too much with you. However, you need to know the rules well, and they can differ per airline.

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Always read the rules of the airline

Did you go on a flight holiday last year, and do you still know the maximum dimensions of the luggage by heart? Forget them again. Every time you get on a plane, it is wise to check the dimensions that your suitcases may have. Especially when it comes to hand luggage suitcases The requirements can differ greatly per airline. But also if a certain airline trusted you a year ago Samsonite suitcase was still allowed as hand luggage, things may be different this year. So check carefully, and don't just rely on what you think you know.

For a short trip, most people choose to take only hand luggage with them. With more and more airlines, luggage is no longer included in the price. If you want to check in luggage that cannot stay with you in the cabin, you often pay extra. Well worth it, then, to try and cram everything you need into a small briefcase that you can keep with you. Therefore, be critical of what you take with you, that will not only save you a lot of lugging, but often also quite a bit of money.

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One trolley is not the other

The seasoned traveler can no longer do without the well-known trolley, one the size of hand luggage. If you are going to buy a new one, it would be a good idea to look up the dimensions that the airlines you plan to use have set as maximum. You will notice that these can differ from each other, and that not every trolley falls within the limits. Make a good calculation of the trolley size you want, and go with that. Also keep in mind that things like wheels and handles are often counted when determining the size by the airline, so you won't be faced with surprises.

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Do you regularly make longer trips, or do you simply never manage to get everything you need for a trip in a small trolley? Then it is best to go for a small size, which will pass the inspection at every airline. Here you only take the things you want to keep with you, while you also check in a suitcase with the rest of your belongings. That can cost you a little extra, but it can save you a lot of packing stress.

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