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 common cited reasons compiled during their travels and will like to share them with you.

  • 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

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