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PASSENGERS who opt to travel hand luggage only can avoid check-in fees and reduce time spent at the airport, but must pack in accordance with increasingly strict hand luggage rules. Could this sneaky trick be the key to beating the system?

PUBLISHED: 09:59, Mon, Feb 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:08, Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Travelling with hand luggage only is a great way to cut costs and can reduce the time spent waiting in the baggage hall. However, in order to successfully beat excess fees, travellers must pack in accordance with often strict luggage guidelines.

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These guidelines range from bag size limit to weight limit and vary across airlines.

Budget airlines, though boasting impressive seat prices, are often some of the worst when it comes to baggage restrictions.

Passengers found to have packed in excess of these weight restrictions can often face sizeable fees.

Popular airlines such as Ryanair could charge passengers as much as £50 to check-in their hand luggage if it is found to flout the rules at the airport.

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Meanwhile, easyJet charges up to £40 at the check-in desk and £50 if the bag is found to be too large at the gate.

However, savvy passengers are increasingly coming up with ways to beat these hand luggage rules while still packing everything they need.

On a Reddit forum dedicated to hand luggage travel tips, one passenger revealed their devious discovery.

The passenger revealed that online check-in could be a traveller’s best friend, particularly if they are flying with just one bag.

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