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I’m a flight expert – here are my top tips for avoiding costly baggage fees when flying with hand luggage

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I’m a flight expert – here are my top tips for avoiding costly baggage fees when flying with hand luggage

A TRAVEL expert has revealed their top tips for avoiding eye-watering baggage fees.

Avoiding excess baggage costs is one great way to keep holiday expenses down, but it can be difficult, especially on budget airlines with strict carry-on rules.

Baggage fees can add an unwelcome added cost to passengers looking forward to their holidays

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Baggage fees can add an unwelcome added cost to passengers looking forward to their holidaysCredit: Getty
Panache Cruises have compiled a list of money-saving hacks

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Panache Cruises have compiled a list of money-saving hacksCredit: Getty

With many Brits hopping on flights this summer, travel experts at Panache Cruises have shared their top tips to avoid breaking the bank before you board.

MAKE USE OF DUTY FREE BAGS

As these bags do not count as carry-on luggage, passengers are urged to grab one to increase their weight threshold.

Stocking up on toiletries while you wait your gate number will also free up your allowance.

MAKE USE OF PILLOWCASES

Another lesser-known hack to stock more items for your holiday is making use of the on-flight pillow cases.

When you find our assigned seat number, simply empty out the pillow and fill it up with your excess belongings.

WEAR HEAVY CLOTHES

This is an eyebrow-raising technique for passengers flocking to sun-soaked destinations, but wearing heavy clothes such as hoodies and shoes is a no-brainer.

Donning these items will free up space and trim down the weight of your baggage – helping to avoid that dreaded added fee.

LAYER UP

Similarly, layering up with an array of garments is another tried and tested technique for holiday seekers hoping to keep costs down.

Wearing a couple of t-shirts under a jumper and hidden by a coat is equally unconventional during the warmer months, but it is not without its value for frugal travellers.

TRAVEL VESTS

These versatile and functional clothing items allow you to carry all the gadgets and travel essentials you need without the need to carry a bag or purse.

A lightweight and invaluable addition to any traveller’s repetoire, these handy garments are a must-have.

SOUVENIR SPACE

Keeping added storage space for your return is always a wise thought, especially when friends and family are clamouring for souvenirs.

Most of these items can be purchased from the departing airport, so pop in to duty-free and use the shop’s bag to save space and money.

TRAVEL BAG

Airlines can be very strict about the size and weight of hand luggage and suitcases.

Ensuring that your new bag accords with the airline’s measurements is an easy way to ensure you won’t incur added costs.

Brits heading abroad this summer will be eager not to break the bank on luggage fees

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Brits heading abroad this summer will be eager not to break the bank on luggage feesCredit: Getty

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