Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tips on Packing Light

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to wheel two large suitcases through an airport while simultaneously carrying a couple of shoulder bags and a knapsack on your back. This is the plight of the over-packer. When planning a trip, some people insist on bringing every item that they could possibly need during their stay, and even some items that they are very unlikely to require. But why make your travel time more difficult than it has to be? If you suffer from over-packing, it might be time to reevaluate your packing ritual.

Let's say you're traveling business class to Rome for a weekend conference. Do you really need to bring a large suitcase?  You may find that your trip is far more enjoyable if you pair down what you bring and simply have a single carry-on bag for the trip. If you think about every single scenario that could arise and bring everything that you could possibly need, you're going to end up lugging a giant suitcase around once you arrive.  Instead, it may make more sense to really only bring the absolute essentials and to realize that if you really need anything else you can purchase it during your trip. Don't weigh yourself down. Instead, you can choose to fly business class to Rome and step off of the airplane with all of your things already in your possession. You can avoid the baggage claim area all together and get started with enjoying Rome!

If you are a frequent flyer, you know how exhausting it can be to wait around at the airport for your luggage once you arrive. This can waste valuable time when you could be already on your way to your hotel. For example, if you regularly take Johannesburg business class flights, you are familiar with the luxuries that come with this premium type of travel. However, flying in business class doesn't solve the problem of waiting for your baggage to arrive. Even worse, once you check your suitcase, there is the potential for lost luggage which can really adversely affect the start of your trip. Instead, really give some thought to all of the things that you can leave at home and just pack the bare essentials into a carry-on bag. You can enjoy your premium Johnannesburg business class flights and arrive with all of your belongings right off of the airplane. The next time that you fly, get a head start on enjoying your trip by packing light and see the difference that it will make when you arrive.


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