Traveling is always an enjoyable thing to do. But a supposedly enjoyable trip can be ruined by merely having excess baggage! We have heard stories about people repackaging their packages during the last minute at the airport. Why? Because they are caught off-guard with the exorbitant excess baggage costs at the airports!
You certainly do not want to be caught in this kind of situation. So here are some tips to avoid excess baggage costs and make your travel a truly memorable one.
Be mindful of the weight limits.
Being unaware of the weight limit will not work as an alibi in airports. “Ignorance is not an excuse is not an excuse from the law,” as the saying goes. Know the required weight limits of your airline. This information is usually available on your plane tickets, so there’s no reason you should not know their weight limit. But it’s always best to double check. Visit your airline’s website and look for this information, as well as details on the weight allowance of check-in baggage and carry-on baggage.
Do your own weighing.
After packing your stuff, it is advisable to weight your luggage on your own. This is so that you have an idea of the exact, or at least an estimate, weight of your stuff and thus if it fits with the airline’s weight limits. If it’s over the required limit, then you should lessen your stuff. But when it is underweight, it would be best to just leave it as is, especially when you have packed all the essentials. It happens sometimes that your own weight count differs from that of the airline. You just can’t be sure.
You can enjoy traveling the most when you have a few luggages with you. Aside from that you avoid excess baggage fees, you also free yourself from the burden of bringing heavy stuffs and the duty always look after them on your whole trip. Having a lot of luggages is sure a hassle especially when you need to embark on connecting flights and a lot of land travels.