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Carry-On Hand Luggage vs Checked Hold Luggage

Whether you are planning a stylish city retreat or daydreaming of a blissful beach holiday, the battle between carry-on and checked luggage can feel like a tough choice. But don’t worry! We are here to help you navigate through the maze of ‘cabin bag vs hold bag’ so you can find your perfect travel companion for your next trip.

Here at Tripp, we understand the blend of passion and practicality that goes into travel. In this blog post, we will delve into the pros and cons of both hand and hold luggage to help you make your travel experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We’ll also showcase some standout pieces from our stylish Tripp luggage collection. Are you ready to journey into the world of ‘cabin vs hold luggage’? Let’s embark!

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Carry-On Luggage: The Jetsetter’s Choice

Carry-on luggage, or as some prefer to call it, cabin luggage, is the Swiss army knife of travel solutions. It’s perfect for those quick city breaks, spontaneous weekend trips, or solo adventures. Let's delve into the world of hand luggage and understand why a carry-on could be your new go-to travel companion.

Carry-On Luggage: The Jetsetter’s Choice

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Benefits Of Carry-On Luggage: The Convenient Companion

Carry-on luggage brings a world of undeniable benefits:

  • Accessibility: Keep your travel essentials close by, ensuring convenience throughout your journey.

  • Efficiency: Skip the lengthy waits at the baggage carousel and stride directly from the plane to your adventure.
  • Control: Keep your belongings within sight, removing any concerns of lost or delayed bags.
  • Cost-Effective: Save on additional baggage fees, with most airlines allowing a carry-on at no additional cost.

To combine functionality with style, consider the Lite 4 Wheel Cabin Suitcase. This lightweight yet sturdy carry-on piece is a blend of practicality and aesthetic appeal and comes complete with an integrated TSA lock and zipped divider.

Our Top Carry-On Luggage Pick: Lite 4 Wheel

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Underseat Carry On Suitcase
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Considerations For Carry-On Luggage

Despite the benefits, carry-on luggage does come with certain constraints. Space limitations demand thoughtful packing, stricter guidelines including liquids, and adhering to airline size and weight regulations for cabin luggage is crucial in avoiding unexpected fees or a last-minute shift to hold luggage. To ensure you comply and avoid these last-minute issues, make sure you double-check your airline information to ensure your luggage will fit their restrictions. You can also filter by airline when shopping for cabin cases at Tripp here.

To learn more about cabin bags and carry-on luggage, check out this blog post with lots great information. 


Checked Luggage: For Travellers Who Need It All

For those travel experiences that call for more – more outfits, more souvenirs, more space – checked luggage or hold luggage is the answer. Perfect for extended holidays, family vacations, or trips where indulgence is the name of the game. Let's explore the world of hold luggage.

Checked Luggage: For Travellers Who Need It All

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Advantages Of Checked Luggage: Room To Roam

The allure of hold luggage lies in the abundance of space and the freedom it affords:

  • Extra Space: Enjoy the liberty to pack to your heart's content, whether it be fashion choices or favourite amenities.
  • Unrestricted Liquids: No need to rely on travel-sized toiletries; with hold luggage, you can bring your preferred full-sized products.
  • Ease of Travel: Cruise through the airport and transfers without lugging a suitcase around, leaving your hands free for a coffee or duty-free browsing.

Our top pick for the spacious yet chic traveller is the Holiday 7 Large Case. This roomy, stylish piece is designed to cater to your every travel need, all while making a fashion statement. It also comes complete with 4 dual wheels for extra ease of movement and a combination TSA lock. 


Our Top Checked Luggage Pick: Holiday 7

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Considerations For Checked Luggage

Although it gives you more packing space, bigger and heavier bags can be harder to move around and may incur extra charges if they exceed the airline's weight limit. The risk of delayed or lost luggage and the time spent at the baggage carousel and check-in desk are also worth considering when weighing up your options. Make sure to double-check your airline’s restrictions to curb any last-minute issues. Depending on your airline, we have lots of information in our blog section regarding individual airline restrictions.


Tripp Luggage: A Perfect Companion For Any Journey.

Whether you're leaning towards the convenience of a cabin bag or the spaciousness of hold luggage, Tripp has your back with quality suitcases designed to meet your travel needs. Each Tripp suitcase offers durability, security, and stylish design, along with a 5-year manufacturers guarantee for added peace of mind.

When considering your next 'hand luggage vs hold luggage' debate, remember to balance your packing needs against your trip's duration, travel plans, and airline regulations.

If you’ve decided cabin bags are the answer for you, explore our selection here. If a suitcase is better suited to your needs, view our range here

At Tripp, we’re committed to ensuring that your travels are stress-free, smooth, and fashionable because a perfect trip starts with the perfect bag or case.

Posted by Emma Smith
2nd November 2023

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