Travel Bags – 5 Things to Consider While Buying Luggage for Your Next Trip

Travel Bags – 5 Things to Consider While Buying Luggage for Your Next Trip

While planning a trip, getting the most cost-effective itinerary along with the cheapest airfare might be at the top of your mind, but as the vacation day comes closer, nothing wanders in your mind more than packing. Do you tend to make a list and as you proceed, end up packing everything making it difficult for your luggage bag to accommodate your stuff? Well, nothing to worry about. It happens to each one of us.

The solution to this problem is selecting the right luggage bag for your trip that is cost-effective without compromising on the quality and your comfort.

Planning to buy a new travel bag for your trip?

You’ve come to the right place.

We have come up with a quick checklist you need to consider before buying your next travel luggage – your companion.

1. Know Luggage Restrictions of Different Airlines:

This comes in handy when you need a new cabin bag. It is always wise to know the restrictions airlines have for cabin luggage. We have combined the hand baggage allowances of different airlines to save you a whole lot of time.

Take a look:

Domestic Airlines:

AirlineType of BaggageDimension(cm)Weight(kg)
Vistara1 cabin bag55 x 40 x 207
Indigo Airlines1 cabin bag56 x 35 x 257
GoAir1 cabin bag57 x 35 x 257
SpiceJet1 cabin bagoverall dimensions of 115cm*7
Air India1 cabin bag57 x 35 x 258
*115cm on Boeing flights and 108cm on Bombardier flights

International airlines:

AirlineDimension (cm)Weight(kg)
Air India55 x 35 x 258
Emirates55 x 38 x 207
Thai Airlines56 x 45 x 257
Singapore AirlinesOverall dimensions of 115cm7
Lufthansa55 x 40 x 238
Malaysia Airlines56 x 36 x 237
Cathay Pacific56 x 36 x 237
British Airways40 x 30 x 1523*
Air France55 x 35 x 2512
KLM Royal Dutch55 x 35 x 2512
Etihad40 x 50 x 257
Turkish Airlines23 x 40 x 558
Virgin Atlantic23 x 36 x 5610
Spice JetOverall dimensions of 115cm7**
Air Asia56 x 36 x 237

*The size of the additional cabin bag should be no larger than 56 x 45 x 25 (c). Both bags can weigh up to 23kg each. **115cm on Boeing flights and 108cm on Bombardier flights.

2. Go for a Lightweight Travel Bag:

No one likes posting extra baggage at the airport. It dampens the excitement of the trip. So, if you have a travel bag that is heavy even when empty, you are at loss. So make sure that whenever you buy a travel bag, make sure it doesn’t weigh over 3kg. You have an option to select from a hard shell or a soft shell suitcase. We recommend you to buy a hard shell suitcase if you travel with fragile items and at places with low security or high rainfall. However, these are not expandable as the soft shell ones, lack outside pockets, and can break or scratch faster than the soft shell ones.

3. Choose a Compact Travel Bag:

There’s no second thought that the designer travel bags you eye for are fabulous to look at, but before you move ahead to make a purchase, you need to evaluate how functional, practical, and comfortable it is. You need to assess if the travel bag fits into an airplane’s cabin, any car’s boot, and any hotel/hostel room with ease. The answer is to buy a compact travel bag that is good to go.

4. Pick a Bag with Wheels and Telescopic Handle:

Why carry your travel bags when you have an option to pull them along?

Airport walks can be long and tiresome and hence, it is always advisable to buy a bag that has wheels and a comfortable handle. When it comes to handles make sure you select a travel bag with a completely retractable handle that allows you to adjust its length according to your height. If you want your travel bag to be further comfortable, go for a four-wheel suitcase as they can ploy through cramped spaces with ease. However, due to external wheels, it is advisable to check the length of a four-wheeled travel bag before buying it.

5. Personalize Your Travel Bag:

Remember your last trip when you almost mixed up someone else’s black travel bag with your black one?

To avoid this it is advisable to buy a travel bag that is unique. How about a funky purple or yellow bag that stands out on the luggage belt? For many of us who don’t like to experiment with colors, the other option is to add a travel bag or a bright-colored ribbon to your bag’s handle. It will help you to spot your luggage even from far off.

Remember that your travel luggage is a long-term investment and hence, it has to be durable and has to get you the most value for your money. Branded travel bags that come with a warranty are the best choice. And in case you aren’t inclined towards spending a fortune, we have the best options for you.

Now that you are well-versed with the features of the right travel bag, why not go ahead and select the best suiting your travel needs.

Select from different categories of travel bags with Poloclub today!

We have got your travel needs covered!

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