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Air tick­ets can be ex­pen­sive in their own right, so if you have to pay ex­tra be­cause your bag­gage is over the al­lowed weight, you could be spend­ing your hol­i­day money even be­fore you take off from the run­way.

Air­lines will dif­fer on how many ki­los in lug­gage they al­low on the flight. Ac­cord­ing to im­mi­gra­tion spe­cial­ists 1st Con­tact, some will have a piece quota per pas­sen­ger, while oth­ers will have a to­tal weight quota per per­son.

Usu­ally, you may only check in two items that are not al­lowed to weigh more than 20kg. But air­lines such as Bri­tish Air­ways al­low a bag­gage weight limit of 23kg.

If you hold busi­ness class tick­ets, you could be en­ti­tled to an ad­di­tional 10kg al­lowance – so it’s worth­while to check with your air­line be­fore you get to the air­port what you are al­lowed to carry on board and check in.

To save money, weigh your lug­gage be­fore you go to the air­port and chuck out any un­nec­es­sary items or ones that you could buy cheaply when on hol­i­day.

If you are hol­i­day­ing for a long pe­riod of time, see if you can ship your ex­cess bag­gage for less.

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