Discount airlines like Spirit and Frontier Airlines charge extra for almost everything, but you don’t have to pay a luggage fee to pack all of the stuff you need for your trip — just bring a personal item, instead.
How a personal item can save you money on discount airlines
A personal item is any bag that measures 18 inches x 14 inches x 8 inches or less and can fit under the seat in front of you.
Depending on when you add a carry-on bag or checked luggage to your reservation (if you add one), you could be paying up to $65 per bag each way!
Another bag we’ve tested is the Ciao expandable bag. In its unexpanded form, it’s the right size for a personal item as well.
Do you have any tips or tricks to avoid airline baggage fees? Let us know how you save money when you travel in the comments below!
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