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I travel frequently by both airline and by automobile and occasionally by train. In all cases, I prefer to not carry and wrestle with heavy luggage. I find I tire easily when carrying and lifting heavy suitcases onto airplanes, shuttle buses, taxis, automobile trunks, and hotel rooms. Of course, many of today's airlines also penalize passengers with pricey fees for checking luggage, charging as much as $120 for two pieces of luggage on a round-trip. There is a simple explanation for these outrageous fees: the airlines are making billions of dollars because their passengers cannot travel with carry-on luggage!
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In last week's article I described several pieces of lightweight, carry-on luggage that I have found to be useful. In this week's part #2, I will describe “secret luggage” for which the airlines have not yet found a method of gouging their passengers even further. I will also supply my checklist of things that I pack. Perhaps even more important, I also describe some of the things that I do not pack and the reasons why! I suggest you make your own checklist. Yours will undoubtedly be different from mine. However, I offer my list as things to consider when you make your own checklist.
I will also suggest that you take efforts to remain healthy when traveling.
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