Flying budget? get a handle on luggage allowances
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So there you are, with your suitcases packed, ready to climb aboard an easyJet or Ryanair flight for your summer break.
You have been savvy, knowing in good old-fashioned Jewish tradition that you have got the kitchen sink in your luggage and booked a few extra bags in advance to keep the costs down.
But you have got it wrong.
Most budget airlines allow travellers a standard luggage weight of 15-20kg and, after that, mammoth excess luggage charges apply. Yet getting more bags does not change this — you just split your luggage between more bags. Your weight allowance still remains the same.
The only way you can take heavier luggage is by paying the big bucks — around £15 per additional kilo. So, always double-check your weight allowance before packing your bags.
You can find full details — as well as find super-cheap flights — at www.flightchecker.co.uk.
This way there won’t be any nasty surprises when you get to the airport. And, maybe, dare I say it… leave the kitchen sink behind.