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Know the Measurements!
There is nothing more frustrating than going to the airport/train station/bus station and being told that your bag is too big and that you will have to check your bag. Some places will tell you that a bag cannot exceed certain measurements, and they will then say "and a maximum of -- linear dimension." What does that MEAN?
Linear Dimension is actually easy, once you know what it is.
It is the Length/Height
It is the Depth
It is the Width
So, if a bag is 24 inches tall, including the wheels and handle, 10 inches wide, at the widest point, and 20 inches deep, then the total linear inches would be 54 inches. (24+10-20=54)
Once you know, it is a lot simpler to know if the bag is too big.
I have an additional travel hack to this one. I will put the measurements of each bag into a laminating sheet, along with the linear dimensions and tuck that into a pocket of each bag. That way, I know before I leave if I am going to have to choose another bag.
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