Baggage handler tips: The items travellers should never pack in their suitcase

BAGGAGE handlers spend all day on the job working with luggage, so its no surprise they have some top tips when it comes to packing. It turns out there are some items travellers should avoid packing. What are they?

PUBLISHED: 11:07, Mon, Sep 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:42, Mon, Sep 7, 2020

According to one baggage handler, there are some items that holidaymakers should think twice about before packing in their suitcase. Sharing some top tips on Reddit, the anonymous airport worker not only outlined items which should be avoided for safety reasons but also suggested omitting some items to keep bag weight down.

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"Don't pack everything you own," wrote the baggage handler.

"If you debate on packing something, don't take it.

"You don't need a hairdryer, hotels have them."

Most airlines provide a luggage weight limit for passengers.

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travellers should avoid packing some itemsBaggage handler tips: There are some items travellers should avoid packing (Image: Getty Images)

Baggage handler packing tipsBaggage handler tips: Keeping weight down is crucial according to the airport worker (Image: Getty Images)

Any traveller found to be exceeding the set-out weight requirement could be faced with fees.

For example, holidaymakers flying with Ryanair can be charged as much as £11 per additional kilogram if their suitcase is found to weigh more than the 20kg weight limit.

By avoiding certain items, particularly heavier ones, travellers can avoid the risk of these additional charges.

However, it isn't just luggage restrictions

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