Travel tip: Weigh out the benefits versus costs of an overweight bag.
When packing, it’s best to check the airline’s overweight baggage policy and fees before emptying the extra weight out of your bag and throwing out items. Airlines overweight fees vary and it could be worth the excess weight.
𝐀 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐚𝐠𝐞/𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐬:
𝟏. Buy a portable travel scale to bring on the travels
𝟐. Check the luggage policy, including overweight fees of the specific airline carrier, before packing
𝟑. If bag(s) are overweight, weigh the benefits versus costs of:
- paying the overweight fees
- distributing the weight and checking two bags
- taking out items and purchasing them once you arrive to your destination
When traveling for extended periods(#slomading), it can be worth paying the fees to bring necessities or hard-to-find items. It’s worth doing a cost/benefit analysis to decide if you need the extra load. This decision depends on 𝘺𝘰𝘶 and 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 unique needs.
Lastly, embrace a 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 because the lighter the load the easier it is for all of the above.
Happy & 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 travels. ✈️✨