5 Secrets to Avoiding Excess Baggage Snafus

Lost, pilfered and damaged luggage is one of the worst things a passenger can experience. Here are a few tips on how to make sure it’s not a problem for you:

Get a lightweight bag

If you’ve had your luggage for more than 10 years now, chances it isn’t as lightweight as many of the new options out in the market. Investing in a lightweight bag can cut down on a lot of the heft you bring along on your trips.

Leave the heavy stuff behind

Before you pack in that towel or bring along your hair dryer, check with the hotel first. They might already offer those for free or at extra charge. Save on space by leaving the heavy stuff behind.

Ship them

If you let loose during your shopping spree and now have a ton of bulky, life-sized souvenirs or furniture to take home with you, consider having them shipped says the Journal. Plenty of baggage delivery services will get the job done for you. With these services, you won’t have to pay for the astronomical fees that airlines charge for excess baggage.

Get an e-reader

Want to bring along your favorite books? Leave the bulk behind by getting an e-reader and buying ebook versions of your favorite stories. That way, waiting for your flight or relaxing by the pool is as easy as diving into a classic thriller or good bit of sci-fi.

Be sure to find a good one

Before you have your things shipped, be sure to check for reliable and credible options in the market. Don’t forget to check the company’s background to get an idea of the kind of service quality they provide with their baggage delivery services and the reputation they have in the industry.

By following these tips, you can avoid all the hassle and stress of dealing with lost or damaged luggage. Have fun!

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