Hand luggage: Item of clothing to avoid if you want to beat airline weight restrictions | Travel News | Travel

Hand luggage is a great way to save space and money when it comes to flying. Some airlines even allow you to have a small case onboard when you fly which means you can save more space in your checked baggage. However, airlines often have a strict carry-on baggage policy which means passengers can only bring a certain weight limit onto the plane.

Some travellers have often found themselves emptying their hand luggage at the airport to try and hit the airline’s stringent weight restrictions rules.

The weight of hold luggage on certain airlines can often be extremely low which means travellers need to be smart when they pack to get the most out of their allotted space.

Recently, people took to the forum site Reddit to share their hand luggage tips.

Frequent travellers revealed their tips for getting around weight restrictions which included not packing certain clothing items.


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FACEism: How a simple clothing item led to the first hate-crime fatality after 9/11

PHOENIX — The American Dream is simple: Work hard, love your country and anything is possible.

Balbir Singh Sodhi believed in that dream.

An immigrant from India, Balbir drove a cab in Los Angeles and saved up enough to buy a gas station in Arizona.

Then 9/11 happened.

Balbir, who was of the Sikh faith, wore a turban. He realized that his horrified fellow Americans were seeing an image on television of a man, Osama bin Laden, who was also wearing one.

Seeking to reassure the community that people who look like him are peaceful, Balbir planned to hold a press conference on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001.

Instead, he ended up becoming the country’s first hate crime fatality after the 9/11 attacks.

In the fourth installment of the FACEism series, we examine Balbir’s life and tragic death and how we as a society are quick to judge a person by

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