Check-in or carry-on? The eternal pickle sparking hot debate for travellers

2019-09-21 07:00 - Marisa Crous
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Check-in or carry-on? An eternal pickle. 

Flying domestic often means short trips, and travelling light. However, this is not always the case as some trips require several outfit changes. 

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Most likely, we have all had our bags pilfered. Or had the unfortunate experience of being told our suitcase has been lost after it failed to appear on the baggage claim luggage belt, when you JUST WANT TO GET HOME!

And that's exactly it, the moment people hate most at airports - waiting for their bags at baggage claim. 

We asked Twitter and over 25% of people said that they opt for carry-on when flying domestic - probably to avoid this very situation!

It's just the easiest, isn't it? 

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Travel and Leisure reports that a new study by Priority Pass has found that baggage claim is a hotbed of anxiety for most passengers. Here, more so than in any other airport space, stress is at an all-time high. And anxiety is, in fact, produced long before approaching the actual luggage conveyor belt of death.

At the belt, you can see the tension mounting slowly. Once you see the same load of bags do its second round, maybe even third, you start to panic internally. It's lost, I'm sure of it! Oh, no, not today!

It's a lot. 

Check-in it is. 

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