4 Essential Tips for Carry-On Travellers

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Let’s be real here: no matter how many stamps we collect on our passports or how expertly we Tetris our belongings into a carry-on, the preflight jitters always creep in. It’s like a universal truth of travel: the moment you zip up that bag, you start second-guessing if you’ve got it all figured out. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first-time flyer, we’ve got your back with a collection of tried-and-true tips that’ll have you breezing through airport security like a pro. Say goodbye to frantic last-minute online searches and hello to smooth sailing with these 4 essential nuggets of carry-on wisdom.

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Choose the Right Luggage

Ah, the age-old dilemma of finding the perfect carry-on luggage. It’s like selecting the right outfit for a journey through the skies. You want something that not only fits your style but also suits your travel needs to a T. From deciding between a hardside and softside material to considering TSA locks, 360-degree spinner wheels, and expandability, there’s a whole universe of features to ponder. Speaking to seasoned experts at Bentley, they swear by the softside Verona luggage for its nifty front pockets, excellent size, and expandable design. With their stamp of approval, you know you’re in good hands.

Double-check your airline requirements

The ever-changing landscape of airline regulations is like trying to navigate through a maze blindfolded – you never quite know what you’re going to encounter. One minute your carry-on is perfectly acceptable, and the next, you’re being asked to check it at the gate. Sound familiar?

Our solution is to simply double-check your airline requirements. Whether you’re flying with a budget airline or a luxury carrier, it pays to be in the know. Take a moment to refer to our airline carry-on size chart or specifically check your airline’s website for the most up-to-date information. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of rules and regulations, we hear you! Our Tracker luggage range has got you covered with carry-on sizes ranging from a compact 20 inches to a spacious 22.5 inches.

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Pack light!

We hate to sound like a parent or a nagging partner but trust us when we say that packing light is the ultimate travel hack.

First things first, embrace the power of outfit planning. Instead of throwing random pieces into your bag, take the time to curate cohesive outfits in advance. Not sure where to start? Try sticking to a colour scheme to make mixing and matching a breeze. Set aside a specific time to pack and establish some ground rules for yourself – how many backup tops are really necessary, anyway?

When it comes to shoes, less is definitely more. Choose a versatile pair or two that can take you from day to night with ease. And here’s a pro tip: roll your clothes instead of folding them to maximize space.

But perhaps the ultimate secret weapon in the battle against cluttered luggage? Packing cubes. These handy organizers keep everything in its rightful place, so you can say goodbye to chaotic luggage once and for all. And don’t forget to swap out bulky shower products for travel-sized bottles – your bag (and your sanity) will thank you.

Keep your essentials close

In a world where every cubic inch of space counts, optimizing your personal item is a game changer. No more rummaging through overstuffed bags and instead streamline efficiency with a well-chosen sling bag or fanny pack. Not only do these compact companions keep your essentials close at hand, but they also provide an added layer of security against pickpockets. Pair it with an RFID-protected document holder, and you’ve got yourself a fortress of protection for your most sensitive information.

Let’s face it – pickpocketing is an unfortunate reality no matter where you roam. But by taking a few extra precautions, you can rest easy knowing that your belongings are safe and sound, even during bustling European excursions. And hey, if you’re a sucker for old-school vibes and still print out your boarding pass, keeping everything neatly organized is a bonus.

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In the end…

While some of these tips might already be a part of your departure checklist, it’s always worth taking a second look. After all, it’s the little details that can make or break a trip. Working through our quick list will ensure you’ve covered all your bases and can embark on your journey with confidence.

But hey, here’s the best part: once you’ve ticked off those final to-dos, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ride. And if you’re feeling a bit weary after all that double-checking, fear not – your luggage has your back. Literally. Take the Verona, for example – not only does it serve as a trusty travel companion, but it also doubles as the perfect footrest during those marathon terminal treks. Who knew packing light could be so luxurious?

So go ahead, pack your bags, check them twice, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. With these essential tips in your back pocket, the sky’s the limit. Bon voyage!

Image of the Verona carry-on doubling as a foot rest.