Three items to avoid packing in hand luggage if you're travelling with easyJet or Ryanair

Holidaygoers arriving at the airport
Holidaygoers arriving at the airport -Credit:PA

Opting to take hand luggage instead of paying for check-in suitcases is cost-effective, especially if you're only going away for a few days. Travellers flying short distances - with budget airlines such as easyJet or Ryanair - may choose this option to avoid wracking up extra costs to pay to get their suitcases checked in.

According to a travel expert there are three items you should not pack in your hand luggage to avoid this from happening. Matthew Corrigan, CEO of Trtl Travel, says it is important to be strategic with your packing.

According to the expert, many carriers are cracking down on what you can take in your hand luggage. He said: "Airlines such as Ryanair, British Airways, easyJet and Jet2 are cracking down on hand luggage passengers."

Speaking to The Express, he continued: "One of the main drawbacks of heading off on holiday with only a carry-on bag is significantly less space for your belongings. While this may seem like a deal-breaker, there are some simple ways to maximise the space in your hand luggage.

“Avoid packing items that will be provided by the accommodation — such as hairdryers, towels, and toiletries. Only bring items you know you’ll use, and try to share phone chargers and other technology wherever possible.”

Although towels and a hairdryer might be considered as must-haves the likeness is that your hotel or accommodation will provide these items anyway. If you're travelling to a colder destination that requires a coat or thick jumpers, Matthew advises against putting these into your hand luggage and instead suggests wearing them.

Matthew said: "It’s best to wear large items such as jumpers and coats onto the plane rather than packing them. This frees up space and ensures you don't get cold during the flight."