The carry-on or hand luggage is one of those travel items you simply must have. This small piece of luggage comes in handy for those short trips and convenient for travellers on the go. The carry-on has changed the way I travel.
Being a comfort packer, and taking most of the clothing from my cupboard when I travelled, using a carry-on was difficult.
This was until I packed a carry-on during a trip to Seychelles two years ago. As we had to travel in a small aircraft between the islands, we were only allowed to bring a carry-on weighing no more than 7 kilograms.
The experience had taught me to pack strategically and only take items of importance. Jamie Owen from SA Sport & Cargo believes travellers can use the carry-on to their advantage.
“A carry-on is an essential item to take during your travels. Most airlines allow you to board a plane with two pieces of hand luggage provided they fall within the legal size requirements. For example, you could take a handbag or backpack and a rolling carry on.