LifestyleExpert stewardess unveils top suitcase choices and packing tips for flyers

Expert stewardess unveils top suitcase choices and packing tips for flyers

They are popular among travelers, but they can cause trouble. A British flight attendant advises which suitcases to avoid.
They are popular among travelers, but they can cause trouble. A British flight attendant advises which suitcases to avoid.
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3:03 PM EDT, May 9, 2024

Vacation is just around the corner, and before the excitement begins, getting ready for your flight is crucial. House of Fraser, a British company, has shared tips from Emily, a seasoned stewardess with 16 years under her belt. She advises which suitcases to avoid and shares her packing strategies to streamline the process.

Emily, as reported by the Daily Mail, highlights that when selecting a suitcase for air travel, the focus should not solely be on its texture or perceived hardness. Appearances can be deceiving, as some suitcases may look sturdy but are prone to damage. She emphasizes that the material's durability should be the primary factor in your decision.

How to pack a suitcase for a plane? Insights from a stewardess

The British stewardess also raises a concern about the potential for liquids to leak in luggage due to pressure changes during flight, advising travelers to pack valuable documents separately from liquids or within airtight containers.

She also favors bright colors for two-wheeled suitcases, which are easier to spot on the baggage carousel.

She stresses the importance of planning your outfits for those traveling light with just a carry-on. This makes packing more efficient and reduces the need for excessive luggage. Furthermore, verifying reservation details is essential to ensure your luggage complies with airline regulations.

Another tip to consider is wrapping your luggage in plastic wrap before heading out. This precaution protects your suitcase from scratches, dirt, and tampering, decreasing the chances of theft or the insertion of illegal items. Any tampering attempts become immediately obvious. Besides, purchasing plastic wrap from a store is far less expensive than opting for wrapping services at the airport.

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