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Baggage and overweight fees
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Travel tip: Weigh out the benefits versus costs of an overweight bag. โฃโฃ

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. โฃโฃ

๐€ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐š๐ ๐ž/๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฌ:โฃโฃ

๐Ÿ. Buy a portable travel scale to bring on the travels โฃโฃ

๐Ÿ. Check the luggage policy, including overweight fees of the specific airline carrier, before packingโฃโฃ

๐Ÿ‘. If bag(s) are overweight, weigh the benefits versus costs of:โฃโฃ

  • 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. Itโ€™s worth doing a cost/benefit analysis to decide if you need the extra load. This decision depends on ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ and ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ unique needs.โฃโฃ

Lastly, embrace a ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ because the lighter the load the easier it is for all of the above.

Happy & ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต travels. โœˆ๏ธโœจ

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