Hand luggage is an item that passengers are allowed to take into the main cabin of aircraft. Generally used to store personal items, the item is stored in the overhead compartment above the seats or under the seats and there are restrictions in place as to the amount of hand held items a person can take on board along with size restrictions. Trains also provide overhead storage for these items and this makes hand luggage an item which needs consideration when purchasing.
Airlines have specific restrictions in place for the size of hand luggage and budget airlines are known to squeeze down the restrictions to the bare minimum. A standard hand luggage bag should be 56cms in length, 45cms in height and 18cm in depth. This includes wheels, handles and pockets. These measurements vary depending on the airline. While this item is not just for air travel, manufacturers of luggage items use these guidelines. There are varying types of these travel bags.
Hand Luggage Suitcases
These designs are the most popular and have the appearance of a small suitcase. Usually consisting of wheels, with a handle that can be drawn down for storage purposes, hand luggage cases uses the majority of its space for storing items. There are also pockets available for travel documents making these ideal travel accessories. The cases are versatile and come in hard or soft covers and can be used for overnight bags.
Hand-held Hand Luggage
Traditionally, hand luggage, before the explosion of wheeled luggage, was simply a bag that could be carried in the hand, hence the name. This type of hand-held luggage is still widely available, often called a weekend bag or large tote; there is ample space for personal items and a change of clothing. Highly versatile and come in a range of materials, such as leather and nylon and hard or soft covers.
Cheap Hand Luggage
There are many products on the market and the prices vary widely. Options of cheaper hand luggage are available and this in no way means that the quality is of a lesser value. Hand luggage is a vast market and with style on many people's agenda, there are many to choose from. While there are luggage sets that include a small bag, buying this item is not restricted for use on holidays, a versatile travel item that has many uses and is used far more than other pieces of luggage.
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