Preparing for a trip is no easy task. Firstly, everything needs to be clearly planned to avoid force majeure situations. Secondly, it is necessary to pack things in such a way that they meet the standards of free transportation of goods. This is if the tourist will make a flight. Consider a few tips and tricks, thanks to which everyone will be able to properly pack their things and pack them in a suitcase.
A suitcase for hand luggage can be either plastic (hard) or soft, fabric. Plastic is more reliable, but you need to choose it in the literal sense with a ruler, because if you deviate from the permissible dimensions of hand luggage (55 x 40 x 20 cm), it will not fit into a special frame and you will have to drop your suitcase into your luggage. At the same time, the handle and wheels of the suitcase should be included in the overall dimensions.
With a soft suitcase a little easier, because with a little effort, you can try to shove it into the frame.
The bag can be absolutely any, most importantly, again, the dimensions are full. At check-in or when boarding a plane, no one will measure your hand luggage with a ruler, the main thing is that it fits in a frame.
Trolley bags are also allowed into the cabin, but a separate trolley and bag cannot be transported. The bag will go with you in the cabin, and the trolley will have to be checked in your luggage.
It is most convenient to take a backpack in your hand luggage, it is soft, roomy and it is convenient to carry with you. When choosing a backpack, also pay attention to the dimensions, its height should be no more than 55 cm. Many backpacks are equipped with special straps for weights on the sides, this is an excellent functionality that will allow you to adjust your hand luggage to the permissible dimensions.
Many manufacturers produce special backpacks for hand luggage, so you are definitely not mistaken in size. Most often, the maximum volume of a suitable backpack is 44 liters.
If you plan to buy a bag, suitcase or backpack for hand luggage, check not only the dimensions, but also the weight. Half of the allowable weight for hand luggage can eat your suitcase.
The weight of backpacks varies from 1-1.5 kg, however, there are specimens weighing up to 1 kg, this is an excellent option.
The suitcase weighs more, about 2-3.5 kg. If the weight of hand luggage is 5 kg, then taking a suitcase is unprofitable. You can say that you are carrying just a suitcase, because weighing 3.5 kg, your things will be there only 1.5 kg.
What is luggage for?
Some tourists neglect the advice of packing their bags properly. It is not right. Even those bags whose frame and upholstery are made of durable materials need to be packed. Such actions will protect baggage from damage in the event that airport employees will treat them carelessly. For example, after traveling, scratches or chips may appear on the plastic parts of a suitcase or bag, as well as tearing of the fabric and other damage.
Plastic packaging will protect your luggage from pollution. Accidentally leaking liquids from things of other passengers will not be able to damage the surface of the bag. In addition, packaging can be a guarantee that things in a suitcase will remain safe and sound. It would never occur to anyone to tear off PET packaging.
Important! How to pack a suitcase? To do this, use polyethylene. They are wrapped in luggage in several layers. This method is also used for packing things when traveling by train, bus or traveling by plane.
It must be remembered that it is not worth dropping a bag or suitcase under the very top. During loading, with a strong shock or fall, the lock may not withstand. All contents will be on the floor or ground.
Also, do not forget that before you pack your suitcase on an airplane, you must first familiarize yourself with the rules for transporting cargo with an air carrier. Many have strict standards for weight and size. You will have to pay extra for an advantage. The cost of excess baggage transportation services depends on the flight plan.
How much will the paid packaging cost?
Some tourists do not have enough time to pack their bags in high quality. Others simply have no idea how to wrap a suitcase with foil. Many are too lazy to do this on their own. Especially for such travelers, a packing service is available at each airport. As a rule, it is located near the registration desks or the entrance to the building. In the same service you can weigh luggage. In some cases, such a service is paid. But the fee is symbolic - 50 rubles. You can also weigh in hand luggage.
You can pack your luggage either by yourself, taking the tape on the counter, or with the help of the packaging service staff. For customer convenience, information on how to wrap a suitcase with foil is placed at the counter.
As for the cost of the service, it is different at each airport. Approximate price for packing suitcases at Moscow airports:
- "Sheremetev" and "Vnukovo". For packing a suitcase or bag weighing no more than 32 kg, you will have to pay from 350 to 500 rubles. If the weight of the baggage exceeds the specified parameter of 32 kg, the package will cost about 700 rubles,
- "Domodedovo." Since a large number of airlines operate at the airport, the cost of packaging services will vary. For example, Aeroflot customers can pay with bonus miles for packaging. To do this, they need to contact the staff of the PACK & FLY service. Customers of other air carriers can pay 500-600 rubles for packing one bag.
In "Domodedovo" all packing racks work without days off, breaks and around the clock. In addition to PACK & FLY, packaging services at this airport are also provided by other companies: Truestar, Vex Upak and others. It is worth considering that many companies provide discounts on packaging services to WWII veterans and other categories of citizens.
What to take on a trip
Packages on a trip end with packing several bags or suitcases. In order not to take anything extra with you, you need to add everything according to certain criteria:
- The selected items should be suitable for various occasions. For example, a light dress on the floor will please with versatility. It can be worn both for a walk and for dinner in a cafe or restaurant. Classic jeans or simple polo trousers can help out in similar cases. It should be taken into account that if the trip is full of sightseeing tours, clothing should be convenient and practical,
- Clothing should be multifunctional. For example, pants that easily transform into shorts are great for both warm and cold weather. Jeans and modern sweatpants are considered practical and universal.
- How much space will a thing take in a suitcase? Massive jeans and jackets made of dense materials are not only heavy, but also bulky. If the weather allows, you can do without them when traveling,
- The thing should dry quickly after washing. This criterion is especially important in countries with high air temperatures. After excursions or walks you always want to refresh your clothes. But it may be needed in a few hours. That is why the thing must dry quickly.
Some tourists are guided by the rule: 10 things to travel. On the one hand, it is practical and convenient, but on the other, it’s not very good. Firstly, the weather on the trip may not be the same as the tourist was counting on. Secondly, it is unlikely that such a quantity can fit all the essentials.
How to pack in a suitcase
It all depends on what type of transport the tourist makes the trip. For example, before packing in an airplane, you must be guided by the following rules:
- it’s better to put bulky things and shoes at the bottom of the bag,
- socks and tights need to be rolled up,
- do not take a lot of cosmetics (in hotels care products are provided free of charge),
- no need to take a lot of clothes (you can always get them on vacation).
It is better not to take large suitcases and bags with you. If they weigh more than the established norm, you will have to pay extra for their transportation. The cost of such a service depends on the flight plan.
Care must be taken with the packaging of liquids that are transported on an airplane. Each airline has certain rules. Liquid can be transported no more than 1 liter per passenger. It should be noted that this 1 liter should consist of bottles with a capacity of not more than 100 ml. What is classified as liquids can be found on the website of the selected carrier.
So, the right shoes when traveling - an important thing. Do not recruit her a lot. Two pairs will be enough. For example, sandals or slates, sneakers / sneakers / shoes. It must be remembered that shoes should be comfortable and practical. It is unlikely that someone will like it if it is rubbed during the trip. This is not critical, but unpleasant. All shoes must be laid at the bottom of the suitcase. It is worth considering that some models may be needed immediately upon arrival on vacation. It’s better to put such shoes on top of all things.
We move on to packing things in a suitcase. Many tourists use vacuum bags. They are not always convenient for transporting clothes and other accessories. On a trip, the iron may not be at hand to put everything in order. After evacuation of air, the packets take an irregular shape. This is another drawback that will not make it possible to rationally distribute everything inside the suitcase.
It is better to follow the rules in the package - the whole space should be tightly filled. T-shirts, thin sweaters, blouses, t-shirts and blouses should be folded with an envelope and put in a stack (on top of each other). It’s better not to roll them up - they will take up more space. Clothing that is wrinkled by just touching it must be wrapped with special paper.
The suit must be folded over the things that lie at the bottom of the bag. Initially stacked trousers. The jacket is twisted and folded in half. It is packed in a suitcase in length. Shirts should be fastened before folding. So they will wrinkle less. Collars should be raised up.
Empty seats in the suitcase can be filled with linen. Towels, pajamas and other similar things are best put in a separate package. So they will not be confused with outerwear. Socks can be laid on the edges of a suitcase or in shoes.
It is better to pack personal hygiene items in the side pockets. They should be in small bottles so as not to add weight to the bag. All the same, the entire bottle during the trip cannot be used.
Many tourists take equipment with them: laptops, netbooks, tablets and more. It is better not to put such items in a suitcase. Movers will not be careful about luggage. There is a chance of damage during travel. It is better to pack the equipment separately in hand luggage or special covers.
As a rule, experienced tourists have already developed their own scheme for packing things in a suitcase. But for beginners, the article will help you figure out what you need to take on a trip, and without which you can do.
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