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Oct 8

Does your bag weigh too much?

Airlines collected 3.5 BILLION dollars in baggage fees in 2012, some of which was from bags that weighed too much. Don’t get charged for your bag weighing more than the limit!

Here are a few tips to help you avoid extra charges at the airport.

Stay up to date on your airline’s weight limits and restrictions. Check their website periodically prior to your trip.

Make sure your luggage collection is up to date:
If your luggage collection is more than 5 years old, it may be time to reinvest in a new luggage collection. Luggage manufacturers have started to respond to the excessive charges from airlines by offering fully-featured, lightweight bags in multiple sizes. For instance, if you are a packing whiz, you may not need a 28in piece of luggage, a smaller 26in bag may do the trick. For examples of lightweight luggage, check out the Travelpro Maxlite 2 Luggage Collection.

Confer with your hotel concierge to see if they offer a laundry service, if not ask if they could refer you to a service that will launder your clothes while you are on the go.

Are you going on an extended trip? Ship some of your casual clothes to your hotel, alert the staff you are expecting a package and they will have it waiting for you upon check-in. Also, make sure the hotel can ship out the items when you leave. If this service cannot be provided, the staff should be able to direct you to a UPS or FedEx store in the area where you can drop off items to ship back home when you leave.

A luggage scale can be your most important travel accessory. The Lewis N Clark Balanzza Digital Luggage scale is well worth the investment. Small enough to pack, lightweight and accurate, this pocket-sized lifesaver will pay for itself after your first trip!

Do you have a travel question? Want to know which piece of luggage is best for your trip? Ask us here in the comments section, or stop by the Luggage Factory Ringoes, NJ location. We’re here to help.

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Oct 2

Quick Travel Tip

Packing 101

Never pack any valuables, money, passports/travel documents or medication in your checked luggage! Always carry these important items on the plane with you in your carry on bag or tote.

If your checked luggage is lost or delayed, you will be without these important items until your bag is returned to you.

Luggagefactory.com offers a wide variety of luggage, travel accessories, travel wallets and document holders to keep your documents in order while you travel.

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Yes, You really CAN take a long trip in a carry on suitcase!

Packing tips to help you along your journey, from our travel and luggage experts…

The key to maximizing your space is to neatly fold and tightly roll everything! Pack your rolled clothes in layers with smaller items on the outside. A good example of a bag that allows for this would be the Delsey Helium Aero Hardside Carry On. The hardside design of this lightweight, four-wheeled bag provides more open space so your items will stay neatly stacked. This bag style also has a zippered divider panel, so you can separate your clothes in each compartment as you use them.

Other Suggestions:

Make a packing list! Yes, believe it or not, a list can help. Doing this will ensure that you have enough clothes, prevent you from over packing, and most importantly keep you from forgetting anything.

Stick with one or two basic colors and choose items that you can mix and match to create several outfits.

Choose lighter weight, knit fabrics when possible - they will be less likely to show wrinkles.

Luggagefactory.com offers many solutions to aid you in packing. Plus, we have accessories to help your clothing and garments look neat and pressed right out of your luggage.

  • Are you afraid that your garments need a may touch up after unpacking? Lewis N Clark Wrinkle Wiz eliminates wrinkles while refreshing clothes and leaving them smelling as if they were just washed!
  • Make use out of every square inch of your travel bag. Organize t-shirts, shorts, pajamas and more with Eagle Creek Pack It cubes and folders!

Do you have a travel question? Want to know which piece of luggage is best for your trip? Ask us here in the comments section, or stop by the Luggage Factory Ringoes, NJ location. We’re here to help!!

A note about foreign travel and passports

Before any trip abroad, check the US Department of State website at travel.state.gov for all the latest updates and advisories.

In many cases, your passport needs to be valid for at least 90 days past the end of your trip, sometimes longer. Also, some countries require a certain amount of blank pages in your passport book as well. Take a moment to verify the entry requirements for the countries you will be visiting!

LuggageFactory.com offers a wide variety of Passport & Document Holders to keep all your important documents, Boarding Passes/Tickets in order while traveling.

We are here to help…

Cruising? Seeing the country by rail? Jetting off to an exotic locale? Taking a family road trip?

The travel experts at LuggageFactory.com can help! Check this page often for travel tips, suggested products for your trip and answers to all your travel questions! We have the right items to help get you ready for your trip!