In a bid to avoid Ryanair’s obscene charges for putting baggage in the hold, we decided to travel to Spain with hand luggage only, which I was dreading – minimal holiday packing and I are not natural bedfellows.
I have, however, been totally converted – the pros far outweighed the cons for this particular trip (particularly bearing in mind we had laundry facilities at my parents’ place in Spain).
- No long queue to check-in at the airport (hence an extra half hour in bed which was much appreciated considering we had to get up at around 3 am for our outward flight).
- No interminable wait for the baggage to appear on the carousel at the other end – this morning we were in the car on our way home 12 minutes after our flight landed!
- Packing and unpacking are a breeze, and literally take minutes.
- No huge piles of laundry when you get home – one of my least favourite things about coming home from holiday.
I am quite amazed that I actually managed to last for a whole 9 days on only 10kg of luggage – if I can do it, anybody surely can!!