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Flight attendant reveals how to fit ’12 to 14 days of clothes’ into carry-on bag

Flight attendant reveals how to fit ’12 to 14 days of clothes’ into carry-on bag

This one is sure to come in handy come summer

By now, I'm sure we know all about flight attendants and their nifty little tricks when it comes to travelling.

From knowing which seats to avoid whilst flying to why you should never wear shorts when on a plane - it's clear that flight attendants have become gurus when it comes to travel hacks.

And the latest pearl of wisdom sees one jet-setter reveal how to fit '12 to 14 days of clothes' into a carry-on bag.

Overloading your suitcase? We've all been there.
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If you're going away for a while, you're going to need to pack an outfit for every day of the trip and that takes up lots of space, even more if you reserve the right to have a fashion emergency and give yourself some options.

The only problem is your airline will charge you extra if you've got too much luggage, but one attendant has shared a handy hack that means you could fit plenty of outfits into just your carry-on bag.

The travel hack could help save from extra baggage charges.
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While your parents might have told you to fold your clothes neatly, the flight attendant suggested that you should try rolling them up instead to save even more space.

A passenger said they'd been taught the trick and now declared: "I can get between 12 to 14 days' worth of clothes in a carry-on rolling bag if I roll, slightly less in the winter."

That might result in quite a heavy bag, and the attendants probably aren't going to lift it up into the overhead locker for you, so make sure you can actually carry your carry-on.

However, to do this properly you've got to really roll your outfits up as tight as they can go, and apparently there's a good technique for doing that.

You lay the item of clothing out flat, turn the bottom two inches inside out and then if it's a shirt fold it horizontally by thirds and then roll it up as tight as you can from the top.

If it's trousers, then you turn the waist inside out a couple of inches then fold the legs over and roll it up tightly from the bottom.

Apparently the trick to packing more in is don't fold 'em, roll 'em.
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Apparently that allows you to compress your clothes into very tight tubes and even gets rid of a lot of the wrinkles so it's a win-win, though I'm still not convinced I could fit two weeks worth of clothes in a carry-on bag with it.

Flight attendants have all sorts of other tips for travellers, including a way for some to get a bit more space in your seat.

They also know the best way to hide valuables in a hotel room and that you really shouldn't be asking them for a hot drink because of where the water for it comes from.

Meanwhile, they've got their own secret language to communicate with each other on the plane without you knowing.

Featured Image Credit: Kathrin Ziegler/Willie B. Thomas/Getty

Topics: Hacks, Plane Etiquette, Travel, Advice, Fashion