Friday, April 22, 2016

How Heavy is Your Bag...Empty?

When shopping for a new piece of luggage, weight matters. Why?

There are airline restrictions on weight. You have to lift the bag into the overhead compartment. You may even need to lug it up 70 stairs to your apartment rental in Venice. Weight matters.

When you're looking at luggage in the store, be sure to lift it. Don't just assume the tag that says it is "lightweight" really means it. Look for the actual weight printed on the tag. If it isn't there, ask the salesclerk to weigh it for you. Seriously.

If you're buying it online, check and double-check the weight listed. Make sure you can return it if necessary. When you receive it, weigh it.

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