Luggage and Baggage guidelines
Luggage and Carry-on baggage rules are governed by the Airline you are flying on. The rules and fees vary by each airline and your destination. Because there is such a wide variation in rules I won't get into any of them. The best advice I can offer is to go to individual airline's web site and search out their rules for your flight. Some luggage tips:
- Do not pack anything in your CHECKED luggage that you would morn the loss of if stolen. NO cameras, computers, jewelry, important documents, anything expensive.
- Use a luggage belt to help identify it , deter pilfering, and hold the bag together if a zipper fails.
- There is a universal key for TSA locks and they are not TOP SECRET, instead I use brightly colored nylon wire ties to bind the zippers together. This way it is immediately obvious if the luggage has been opened - TSA will leave a notice on top of the inside contents.
- Pack a small nylon collapsible duffel bag in your carry on. If your luggage is overweight you can remove some items and carry them on.
- Follow the 3-1-1 liquid rules for carry on luggage. TSA will throw out a bottle of expensive perfume or makeup without and eye blink.
- Do not buy bottles of spirits or wine or large liquids at a Duty Free Store unless you are on a non-stop flight back to your home airport in the US. If you make a connection in the US you will have to pack the liquids in your Checked bag upon arrival.