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Travel Smart: The Ultimate Guide to Packing Your Checked Baggage vs Carry-on

When it comes to packing for a trip, one of the biggest decisions you'll make is what to put in your checked baggage versus your carry-on.

Depending on the size and weight of your luggage, you may have to make some tough choices about what to bring. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to put in your checked baggage versus your carry-on:

Carry-on essentials:

  • Identification and travel documents (passport, ID, tickets, etc.)
  • Medications and important medical documents
  • A change of clothes and toiletries (in case your checked baggage gets lost)
  • Valuables such as jewelry and electronics
  • Cash and credit cards
  • A book or magazine for the flight
  • A small bag of snacks

Checked baggage items:

  • Heavy clothing, such as coats and boots
  • Extra shoes and accessories
  • Large toiletry items, such as full-size shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Items that are not fragile, such as books, or that are easy to replace, such as clothing
  • Items that are not allowed in carry-on, such as liquids over 3.4 oz.

When deciding what to put in your checked baggage, it's also important to keep in mind the airline's baggage allowance and fees for overweight or oversized bags.

With a little bit of planning and some smart packing decisions, you can make sure you have everything you need for your trip without having to worry about overweight or lost baggage.

Remember, it's always a good idea to check the airline's website for their specific carry-on and checked baggage restrictions before you pack. And make sure to keep your essentials and valuables in your carry-on.