This year U.S. airlines collected $2.56 billion in baggage fees. When I first read that stat, I nearly dropped to the floor. I, of course, contributed pretty heavily to that fee and am now on a MISSION to avoid charges at all costs. Well, that is when I’m NOT traveling with the kids. You can’t avoid over-packing with them. I’m not going to do laundry in the middle of a trip to Disney. 🙂

So, when you’re traveling alone or for business think CARRY ON BAGS!! It’s the only way to go these days. Oh and here’s a hint: try to get one without wheels!! Sometimes when the flight attendants think the plane is filling up, they will force everyone with wheels to check their baggage. You don’t have to pay the fee, but you do have to wait for your luggage at the end of the flight.

I’ve seen it 3 or 4 times this year alone. ONLY WITH WHEELS. So if you can suck it up I would try to get an over-the-shoulder bag.

Kensington

Weekender

Rolling Suitcase (if you need wheels)

Had to include this one because it’s $35!

Weekender

Urban Junket

Lily Pulitzer

Siamond

Do you carry on luggage or do you prefer to check in your bags and have your hands free?

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