Tips for preparing hand luggage for air travel

With this that checking luggage costs more and more, especially if you carry more than one suitcase, there are many people who try to carry only hand luggage. This will not only save you some money in the case of traveling with a low-cost company, but it will also be much more comfortable since you will not have to queue to check in the suitcase nor will you have to wait after the flight for your bag.

Today I would like to give you a few tips so that you can prepare your hand luggage when you go to travel, whether it is the only thing you carry or carrying checked luggage.


The first thing you should take into account is the maximum dimensions that the suitcase that you are going to carry by hand can have, which vary with each company but very little, so a suitcase can be used for any airline. Today there are many suitcases that are already sold with the perfect measurements for any airline. In any case, each airline has a support in which you must put the suitcase to check if it has the allowed measurements.


On the plane

Once inside the plane, you must put it in the department that is above the seats , or under yours if there is enough space. There are some companies that also allow you to carry some other item, such as a backpack or handbag, although others (such as Ryanair) let you carry only one item, be it a suitcase, purse or backpack.

What to pack

The best thing is that you put the essentials in your carry-on suitcase, even if you carry other checked bags since this way, if you lose any, you will have at least the most important for the first days of travel. In the outer pockets, put the travel documentation and what you will need during the flight, such as a book or a computer.