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Cheaper Travel: Carry-on Bags Only

Looking for a way to get a cheaper flight and save on your travel costs? If you travel light you could save cash on a number of flights across Europe. UK-based carrier British Airways recently announced it will offer cheaper flights for many of its popular European routes but the catch is passengers can only take carry-on luggage. The lighter flights will go from Gatwick, London to Turin, Jersey, Amsterdam, Tunis and Dubrovnik. Passengers will be able to board with hand luggage but no hold baggage can be checked in.


Traveling with only a carry-on bag may seem impossible if you are the kind of person who wants to pack for every eventuality. But taking one bag on vacation or a business trip can save you time and effort, as well as money. You lessen the worry of lost luggage because you always keep your belongings with you, and you don’t have the hassle of carting heavy suitcases through the airport.

If you want to try traveling with just carry-on luggage you will need to pack a little more carefully rather than throw everything in. But it is possible to take just one case. You need to pare down your packing – never pack things just in case you need them. Most things, if you need them, can be bought at your destination.

Slim your suitcase by taking just one book rather than a whole pile (or a Kindle or electronic reader), one pair of shoes that are multipurpose, and wear your heaviest items of clothing on the plane. Choose multi-purpose items of clothing to pack such as trousers that zip off into shorts, and sarongs that can be worn as skirts or dresses. Take lightweight clothes that don’t crease and a smart scarf (for ladies) and a smarter shirt for gents.

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