Flight baggage restrictions are, quite often, the bane of a travellers’ holiday experience. Excess charges for luggage which is over weight, or which is required to be checked in when at the airport, varies from airline to airline. Yet it is usually costly, eating into spending money or leaving some who have already overspent while overseas with a financial headache. Though a handy trick to save some pennies on excess baggage, if accrued during a trip, has now come to light.
Company Pack and Send has claimed UK holidaymakers pay out nearly £400 million in excess baggage charges each year.
Mike Ryan, Chief Executive, said a handy hack to avoid this is sending your baggage home before you get there.
He referenced the amount of souvenirs they pick up and said: “Like many travellers, you may well find yourself flying home with more than you came with – it may be that you’ve bought a piece of art, an antique, or other holiday purchases, taking you over your airline’s baggage limit.
“As an alternative to paying extra airline charges to bring your prized souvenirs home, it may work out safer and more cost-effective to use an international delivery company which offers door-to-door service.
“Should you be continuing your travels before flying home, you can even arrange with a courier to store your items and ship them so that they arrive at home when you do.”
Flights: A handy hack for cabin baggage has come to light (Image: Getty)
Therefore, should travellers plan ahead, it may well pay off.
Meanwhile, travel experts from The Points Guy added: “If you plan to bring hold baggage, familiarise yourself with the