Tips for Successful Packing

Tuesday, 14 July 2015
  1. Pack carefully to protect items against breakage. Maximize on space but don’t overfill your container. Use a second box or bag rather than risk the container breaking open during transit. Seal the container well and strengthen it on the outside using tape, for example. Label your container well, inside and out.

  2. Launder and dry your clothes before packing to stop them becoming damp and smelly.

  3. Don’t pack away things you will need while travelling.

  4. Use clothes as padding for things like books and DVDs.

  5. Don’t pack liquids that can leak over your other items – it won’t cost much to buy a new bottle of shampoo once you arrive at your new destination.

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IATA recommends luggage manufacturers make cabin baggage 42% smaller

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recently released new guidelines for carry-on luggage, which will see the recommended allowable dimensions reduced to 55 cm x 35 cm x 19 cm. This is considerably smaller than the current standard allowance of 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm. If these guidelines come into play, it will become increasingly difficult for passengers to pack what they need for even a few days away. Many will once again have to check in their baggage. This means that travellers will be forced to pay checked baggage fees and will be at risk of incurring extortionate excess baggage fees. Only time will tell what level of confusion and extra cost to the traveller these new guidelines will cause.

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