Money worries slow Aussie travel

first_imgFinancial concerns are keeping Aussies from travelling this year, with one in three people putting off travel plans because they cannot afford it.A survey compiled by Expedia found that one in ten Australian travellers said cash shortage will keep them at home this year, MX reported.Expedia spokesperson said “consumer confidence” has decreased over the past few months and the industry could see a further decline in bookings with news of the carbon tax.“The start of the year was quite a different picture, but we’ll have to see how it plays out,” the spokesperson said.Results of up to 1000 participants sit in-line with comments made by Tourism Events Excellence conference conveyor Tony Charters earlier this week that the slow-down in travel is a result of household financial concerns such as interest rates.“The most significant financial factor impacting Australians’ holiday spending is actually interest rates not the exchange rate,” Mr Charters explained. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Tossing up between travel and cash? last_img read more

easyJet cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowance

first_img56x45x25cm including handles and wheelseasyJet Plus cardholders can also take an additional bag to be placed under the seat in front of you. Maximum size 45x36x20cm  10kgOne hand luggage bag and one duty-free shopping bag purchased at the airport£12 per kilo at the airport KLMThomas Cook Aegean Airlines ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepartReturnCabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map UPDATE:easyJet’s hand luggage policy has been impacted by the UK Government’s ban on laptops and tablets in cabins, on direct flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. Full details here.How can you save money on easyJet baggage allowances?Now that easyJet have done away with their guaranteed cabin baggage policy, we’ve got seven suggestions for you, to make sure you definitely won’t be caught out by baggage charges.1. Buy a new cabin bagMaking sure your bag doesn’t exceed the maximum dimensions is a given, but to have a good chance of making it into the overhead lockers, it may be time to bite the bullet and simply switch to a smaller bag. You’ll save money on checking luggage into the hold, and save on stress at the airport worrying about whether your bag is too big, (which is priceless).Where can I buy a hand luggage bag?Most luggage stores sell bags specifically designed with airline measurements in mind.Read our Skyscanner staff reviews of the best cabin bags on the market. easyJet cabin bag sizeeasyJet hand luggage weight allowanceNumber of bags allowed onboardCost to check in oversized hand luggage Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  Ryanair easyJet hand luggage allowance: size, weight and fees easyJet hand luggage allowanceYou’re allowed one cabin bag on board but, to make life easier, there’s no weight limit so you just need to be able to lift it into the overhead locker. To save any hassle, make sure your bag (including wheels and handles) is 56 x 45 x 25cm to fit within the easyJet hand luggage size.center_img easyJet hold luggage allowance: size, weight and fees RelatedJet2 luggage allowance explained and how to maximise your hand luggage allowanceWhat is Jet2’s hand luggage allowance and how can you avoid paying last minute baggage fees at the airport? Get all the facts with our essential guide to Jet2 baggage.Lufthansa hand luggage explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceWhat size cabin bag can you take on a Lufthansa flight? How heavy can your luggage be and how much does checking your bags cost? Here’s everything you need to know about Lufthansa hand luggage allowance and restrictions, plus their rules on hold luggage. Oh, and we’ve got top tips…British Airways luggage allowance explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceBritish Airways recently restricted cabin luggage size: find out what the new BA cabin baggage allowance is and what their charges are for hold luggage, plus how to beat the airline fees! Dreaming of your next adventure? Fly away with some of our most popular airlines: easyJet hold baggage sizeeasyJet hold luggage weight allowanceNumber of hold bags allowedCost of easyJet hold luggage and Flybe are common alternatives on domestic flights in the UK, while Jet2  fly to popular budget destinations in Europe like Spain. Restrictions differ between them though – for example, Ryanair have a weight allowance (up to 10kg) and Hungarian airline WizzAir  charge for anything larger than a laptop or a handbag. Check out our guide to luggage sizes and weight restrictions to compare more European short-haul airlines.Need more practical travel tips? Check these articles out:Airline baggage allowances and information from Skyscanner Everything you need to know about the luggage allowances with all of the UK’s major airlines including Ryanair, British Airways, Jet2 and Thomas Cook.Don’t take these on holiday! 10 tips on what not to packSave on space, save lugging your luggage around, and even go hand baggage only – take our valuable advice on what not to pack in your suitcase.Top suitcases tried and tested Looking to buy new luggage? Find out which suitcase came top in our tough test…Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.Information correct as of 1st May 2019, obtained from http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/baggage/cabin-bag-and-hold-luggage. Please always check the latest guidance at http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/baggage/cabin-bag-and-hold-luggage before booking a trip Total size of all bags must be under 275cm – add the length, width and height of bag to calculate thiseasyJet has a range of bag options 15kg, 23kg or up to 32kgUp to 3 items of hold luggage per passengerOnline £13.99 – £33.99At the airport £37 – £47These fees can vary depending on the route you’re flying and weight of the bag  2. Keep calm and carry on using your old bagInstead of panicking in the face of this revolutionary rule change, you could just carry on with your carry-on. As long as your hand luggage is within the size restrictions stated above, all easyJet are saying is that they cannot guarantee that there’ll be space for it in the cabin. If the flight is full and you’re last in the queue, you might get to the gate and they say “sorry, there’s no room at the inn, it’s going in the hold”. But really, what’s so bad about that? You won’t have to pay for it. You’ll have to wait in the baggage reclaim area for a few minutes, but hey, you might meet the love of your life at carousel C. The only real way to ensure your hand luggage stays in the cabin is to turn up bright and early for your flight. To be the first at your gate arrive at the airport with two to three hours to spare for international flights, one to one and a half hours for domestic. Check the hand luggage restrictions on the airport website before you arrive, so you don’t get held up at security. See our list of common banned items here.3. Pack light for your holidayDo you really need to take a travel iron? Can you swap four pairs of wedges for some versatile day-to-evening flats? Might there be a hairdryer at the hotel? When you’re packing your suitcase, adjust to the baggage rules by correspondingly cutting your stuff down by a third, and you might find you can squeeze your holiday wardrobe into hand luggage alone. Stick to reasonably essential items. As long as you remember your underwear and enough t-shirts you can probably get by on one pair of casual jeans and one jumper for a long weekend. And don’t forget to roll – careful packing can save you a packet. Check out our 15 packing tips as a helpful guide.4. Check in your bagYou could say that checking in your bag is loser talk (don’t let them win!) but you could also just be grown-up about the situation and accept easyJet’s rules as entirely reasonable, logical and in the interests of its passengers. Take the hit and check your travel bag into the hold: if you’re honest, you’ve probably annoyed other passengers for far too long, blocking the aisle while trying to force your case into an overhead locker.How much does easyJet charge for hold luggage?You’ll pay between £13.99 – 33.99 per item, per flight in advance online. This shoots up to £37 at the baggage drop, and a hefty £47 if you leave it until the boarding gate to admit you’re a heavy packer. If you know you’ve got something to check in, pay the fee when you book your flight.5. Become a memberFrequent flyer? Join the easyJet Plus scheme (annual fee £199) buy a FLEXI fare, or splash out a few quid on an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat, and you can bring on an additional under-seat bag like a laptop case or handbag. With Speedy Boarding you’ll also have first dibs at that oh-so valuable overhead locker space, and avoid ugly scenes in the rush for the cheap seats. But that’s all part of the fun of budget air travel, isn’t it?What are the benefits of booking a FLEXI fare ticket?These cost more than the standard fixed date tickets, but they allow you to bring more baggage: one hold bag and an extra under-seat bag no bigger than 45 x 36 x 20 cm. They allow you to change your flights with no penalty up to one week before and three weeks after your flight, as long as the new flights cost the same or less.6. Wear your luggage on the flightWe don’t mean using your suitcase as a makeshift sunhat or stuffing your rucksack down your pants. We’re talking about a new generation of ‘wearable luggage’ or ‘luggage jackets’ – essentially clothing that allows you to carry your belongings about your person when flying. Ok, in some cases you may look like a cleaner, while others are in fact rather stylish. But really, if it’s saving you money who cares? Besides, you can buy a new outfit with the money you save on check-in fees. Read our review of the best wearable luggage products around for more sneaky ways to boost your baggage allowance. 7. Use another airlineIf you object to this clampdown on cabin luggage then make a stand and fly with a different airline. There may well be a choice of carriers operating the route you’re flying. Of course, this may mean higher prices, or having to check in your bag. EasyJet’s allowance is actually pretty generous – there’s no weight limit on hand baggage. What other budget airlines are there?last_img read more