Reasons to Travel with One Bag and One Bag only
More reasons for travelling with one travel bag.
In addition to the usual suspect reasons to travel with one bag, the lean team came across a few more less commonly cited reasons compiled during their travels and will like to share them with you.
If you were not convinced before, you may be now!
Boutique accommodations with no elevators or lifts
Less anxiety by not being separated from your things, which you have to with check-in bags.
Travel credibility. 1 bag travel is not for everyone. It’s an artform & needs high level of planning and organisation!
Extra space utilization in transport, hotel rooms etc
Extra luggage limits ability to hire the smallest car or take public transport
Avoid standing out as a tourist with a check-in bag in-tow
Bigger bags means bringing more and more time spent packing
No extra bags to lug around when waiting to until 14.00hrs to check-in to your hotel. Not all hotels let you leave your luggage with them while you traipse around town to while away some time
Altruistically – more bags means heavier and more fuel use by airplanes, increasing our carbon footprint
An extra hinder during flight connections of needing to re-checkin, especially if time in-between flights are tight
It forces you to prioritise and choose. Laptop AND tablet AND iPhone? Really?
More bags, mean more to look after and more vulnerable to misdeeds
If using a backpack, good strength and core training
More common reasons for traveling with one bag:
Avoid check-in baggage fees
Eliminate check-in time
No waiting at luggage carousel
Potential lost, damaged and mishandled bags
Cumbersome with extra bag to deal with and look after
Mobility especially when using many modes of transport or long distances between destinations and crowded conditions
Security issues with checked-in luggage e.g. theft, TSA approved locks etc.
Ergonomics of handling multiple bags
Extra trolley and/or porter fees
Higher chances of customs bag search on check-in bags
Bigger bags induces more shopping
Quick to repack and more mobile, especially for short stays between multiple destinations