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.