PUBLISHED: 21:10, Tue, Aug 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:10, Tue, Aug 11, 2020
From easyJet to Ryanair, every airline has its own hand luggage rules in place - many of which carry an added cost for those found to be in breach of size and weight requirements. However, some nifty travellers suggest they might have a solution.
It comes in the form of a specific type of bag which, according to the frequent fliers, has the ability to overcome size restrictions.
However, opting to try and take a bigger bag than allowed onboard comes with the risk of being denied altogether.
The advice was shared on a Reddit forum.
Many travellers suggested the key is to opt for a fabric or soft bag which can easily be “squashed” into the luggage sizer at check-in.
One traveller said: “I'd say it is likely that if you use the straps to compress the rucksack to the right size and then tie it up, it passes.
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Hand luggage: Travellers say one type of bag is key for beating restrictions (Image: Getty Images)
Hand luggage: Reddit users recommend using a soft bag (Image: Getty Images)
“A lot of airlines have a frame type thing at the airport and if your luggage fits into that, it passes.
“I have done this - take a rucksack empty on a trip, because I was buying stuff while away, so it goes out as hand luggage and comes back full as hold baggage.”
A second Reddit user was in agreement, saying: “Someone I've travelled with previously got away with a fairly big bag because it was soft and not full.”
Another added: “If there's any doubt, then rather than take a tape measure out, the check-in agent will ask you to put it into the