The hacks you need to know to beat the baggage tax | Travel

Booking a holiday should be a joyful occasion, but every experienced traveller dreads the “checkout” stage of buying flights, one of modern life’s most maddening moments. Low-cost airlines reeled us in years ago with the promise of affordable no-frills flights, cheap fares that “democratised travel” and opened up new destinations and options to families, students and retirees. But over time the price of add-ons has increased and the definition of “frills” has expanded to include what was once perceived as a traveller’s basic right. That is, to take luggage with them — in the hold and in the cabin.Sneaky costs,…

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