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Carry-On Luggage – 7 Important Features to Check Before You Buy

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Carry-On Luggage – 7 Important Features to Check Before You Buy

As airline baggage fees and limitations keep rising, carry-on luggage has gradually become more important. 5 years ago you most people would check in a suit case and take a small backpack onboard for snacks, media or other things to pass flight time more comfortably. Today however, things work completely different, and most people going on a short trip prefer taking a single carry-on bag which includes all their belongings, including things for the flight, and for the destination (clothes etc.). Taking your luggage with you on board means you won’t have to wait at the carousel later, and won’t...

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How to Avoid Paying Airline Baggage Fees? 6 Tips That Can Save You Money

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How to Avoid Paying Airline Baggage Fees? 6 Tips That Can Save You Money

Air travel has never been cheap and affordable as it is today. The rise of the low-cost fares and the fierce competition between the airlines have pushed plane ticket prices down, making frequent travel affordable to more and more people. But as you have probably noticed, the airlines found new ways to compensate for the lower ticket prices, they simply charge separately for just about anything - reservation of seats, priority boarding, food and beverages (some airlines would even ask you to pay for a glass of water!) and of course, your luggage. According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation...

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The Rise of the Duffle Bag

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The Rise of the Duffle Bag

Duffle bags (also spelled Duffel) got their name from Duffel, a small town in Belgium. That's where the cloth of the original duffle bag, originally used for soldiers, is thought to have originated from in the early years of the 20th century. Contemporary duffels are cylindrical or square shaped bags made from a variety of fabrics ranging from canvas to polyester, leather, and microfiber.  Over the years duffle bags crossed over from strictly utility conveyors in the 60’s, to iconic fashion statements today. From a largely military background, it is now a trendy informal travel bag that still carries out its...

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