Remember the days when you didn’t have to pay an arm and leg to take your luggage on air travel? They’re long gone, with most airlines now charging for even one suitcase, at least on domestic flights. But experts know how to exploit the carry-on rules to the max. That means a main carry-on of maximum permitted size, (usually 22” x 14” x 9” – excluding retractable handle) – check with the airline for precise rules. On top of that, though, you can usually also carry a laptop case. Guidelines on size are rather vaguer than for regular carry-ons and good size laptop cases can also be used for additional personal and clothing items. Many airlines also allow an additional personal carrier such as a purse. And that’s not all. Seasoned travelers in cooler climes know the advantages of wearing a large coat with big pockets! All in all, if you carefully plan your carrying requirements, you may save yourself the $20 to $50 airlines now charge each way for a suitcase.

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