Flight attendant shares ‘genius’ carry-on luggage trick that will mean you WON’T be charged for having an extra bag
- A flight attendant has shared his hack for sneaking extra baggage onto a plane
- Miguel Muñoz said to put extra items in a bag from duty-free stores at the airport
- He said duty free bags aren’t counted towards carry-on baggage allowances
A flight attendant has revealed his cheeky trick for sneaking extra hand luggage onto a plane without being charged for having an extra carry-on.
Miguel Muñoz, who has been working as a flight attendant for more than a decade, said the trick to sneaking an extra carry-on bag onto any plane is disguising it as a duty free purchase by concealing it in a shopping bag.
Speaking to the Daily ExpressMiguel explained that many passengers are unaware that duty free bags aren’t counted in your carry-on luggage allowance – a fact that travelers can use to their advantage whenever they find themselves with more baggage than they’re permitted.
According to Miguel, passengers hoping to sneak some extra luggage onto their flight should just ask staff at one of the airport’s duty free shops for a shopping bag – which they can then slip their own carry-on into.
A flight attendant who has more than ten years experience in the industry has shared his genius ‘duty-free hack’ to sneak extra items in your carry-on luggage (stock image)
Miguel Muñoz said to ask staff at the airport’s duty free stores for an empty bag to put extra items in as they don’t count toward carry-on allowances (stock image)
‘If you have something that doesn’t fit in your suitcase or you want to bring an extra bag on board, here’s the trick,’ he said.
‘All you have to do is carry a duty-free bag or ask for one at the duty-free shop and you place whatever you want in the shopping bag.’
And sneaking extra carry-on baggage onto a plane is not the only advantage of this hack – it can also help you to avoid issues with checked luggage that is exceeds the airline’s weight limit.
Instead of paying any additional fees for an overweight suitcase or bag, Miguel recommends removing some of the heavier items from your checked luggage and placing those in a duty free bag that you can then carry onto the plane.
‘There is obviously limited space, but at least you are bringing an extra bag to the cabin with you,’ he said.
Travelers are coming up with more and more creative ways to sneak extra clothing on their journeys.
Earlier this year, a woman named Louisa – who founded children’s travel company Kooshy Kids – demonstrated an incredibly handy hack for sneaking more clothing onto a flight: packing them in a pillowcase.
Previously, Kooshy Kids founder Louisa demonstrated her handy trick for taking clothes that won’t fit into your suitcase by packing them into a pillowcase
Louisa starts by folding the extra clothing into three neat, compact piles and wrapping them tightly in the blanket then slips two pillowcases over the package in opposite directions
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In a viral clip posted to Instagram, Louisa disguises excess clothing as a carry-on pillow and said you will need two pillowcase and a small blanket.
She starts by folding the extra clothing into three neat, compact piles and wrapping them tightly in the blanket so she has a package about the size of her pillowcase.
Louisa then slips the pillowcase over the blanket-wrapped clothes and, for added security, slides the second pillowcase over the top in the opposite direction.
Many viewers were quick to praise the ‘game-changing’ hack.
‘Stop that’s pure genius!’ one woman wrote.
‘All our travels and we haven’t thought of this! So much better than wearing a million layers, ‘said another.