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Best Type of Luggage
Tips on the best type of luggage for air travel. Business travelers could use garment bags and a rolling suitcase. Souvenir buying vacationers could use a nesting luggage set. Traveling with a pet requires airline approved pet carriers.
What kind of luggage is best?
As with anything, the more money you spend on luggage the more you will get...most of the time. However, the average traveler won't need to spend a fortune for a quality bag. Any brand of luggage you can buy today is pretty sturdy and should hold up to the burliest baggage handler.
Leaving this question best answered by looking at your travel purpose and lifestyle. If you're going on a business trip and you need your cloths to remain wrinkle free, get a garment bag and a rolling suitcase with a garment bag hook. Off on a vacation filled with outdoor activities where all you will need are your shoes, tee-shirt and shorts; grab a locking duffle bag with a reinforced handle. Going to an exotic location that will require the purchase of many souvenirs, definitely get a nesting luggage set. Pack the smaller bag with the things you will need for the trip and place it inside the larger case so you have a way to bring your treasures home.
Carry-on verses Checked Luggage
Again this goes back to the purpose of the trip. Decide how much stuff you are going to need while you're away. Pack an imaginary suitcase, and then ask yourself, "What I can do without." From here, find a piece of luggage that the items will fit in without requiring you to overstuff the bag. Always leave some room for new items that you just can't go home without.
Once you are packed then you can determine which option is best for this particular trip. If the piece of luggage is 22"x14"x9" or smaller, definitely go with carry-on. Things to remember when doing carry-on luggage include the following:
If your suitcase is larger, or you have more than one bag, get them checked. However, be sure to pack a small carry-on bag filled with a change of clothes, any prescription drugs you need as well as any money or jewelry required for the trip. Most airlines will allow passengers 2 pieces of luggage free of charge. Things to remember about checked luggage include:
Pet carriers come in many different styles today. There is the hard plastic kind and the fancy wheeled carriers that can also double as a backpack for your pet. Before you purchase your carrier, contact the airline to find you what type of requirements they have on carriers. Things to remember about flight with pets include:
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