PENNINGTON, N.J. – According to a recent report, U.S. airline passengers spent $3.36 billion on checked and carry-on baggage fees over the last year.* These six smart tips will help travellers looking to save on airline baggage fees.

“Packing light is probably the best way to avoid baggage fees. But often times, travellers simply aren’t able to travel with the bare minimum — especially families and those traveling over an extended period of time,” says Sarah Schlichter, editor of “In those cases, a little extra research and creative thinking can go a long way to save money on those extra costs,” she says.

Six tips for dodging airline baggage fees:

  • Pack light
  • Pack smart
  • Know your policy
  • Join a frequent flyer programme
  • Fly on a discount airline
  • Ship your bag

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