How to Make Your Suitcase Lighter

By | 23 August, 2016 | 0 comments

Club MAC packing suitcase

Before flying out to sun-drenched Majorca to stay at top holiday resort Club MAC Alcudia, think carefully about what to bring. If your suitcases are too heavy, you’ll have to pay extra charges while flying, making your fabulous family getaway more expensive. Here are a few tips that you can use to make your suitcase lighter and avoid those pesky charges.

Check baggage restrictions

Knowledge is power, so do some research before you fly as different airlines have different baggage rules. In other words, the amount you can pack in your suitcase depends on which airline you’re flying with. As the British government writes, there are weight restrictions for hand luggage too and you are banned from taking certain items e.g. drinks, due to security concerns, in these bags.

Take a backpack

One way of making your suitcase lighter is to pack certain items in your hand luggage. Since you are banned from taking some things in your hand luggage, ensure that these items are in your suitcase. Think about opting for a backpack, as you can fit more in these containers than suitcase carry-ons. Leave room in your backpack for anything you might want to bring back from Majorca!

Use yourself

One way to get around luggage weight restrictions when flying is to use yourself! You could always wear any clothes that you can’t pack, making your suitcase a less heavy. You could also think about stuffing heavy yet small items e.g. smartphones, into your pockets, to lighten the load even further.

Invest in scales

It is wise to make sure your suitcases are light enough before you leave the house, so you don’t have to unpack your bags in the middle of a bustling airport. You may want to think about buying specialised luggage scales. With these items, you’ll be able to figure out exactly when your suitcase reaches the weigh restriction threshold, allowing you to bring as much stuff a possible to Majorca.

Buy extra items

You don’t have to pack everything including the kitchen sink when travelling out to Majorca. Pack selectively and buy whatever else you need when you reach the Balearics, so you can make your luggage light enough to avoid airline weight restrictions. You can buy a range of essential items, from tasty treats to stylish getaway clothing, at Club MAC Alcudia’s on-site shop and market stalls!

Stress-free holiday

With these tips, you’ll be able to make your suitcases as light as possible, so you don’t have to worry about forking out for baggage charges while flying out to the Balearics. And the stress-free experience will continue when you arrive at our resort. When staying at Club MAC Alcudia, we will strive to fulfil your every need, so you can enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime getaway without a care in the world!

If you want even more packing ideas check out the TUI Holiday Checklist. Just pop in your destination, who you’re travelling with and the kind of holiday and it’ll produce a holiday checklist just for you. Perfect!

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