Avoid Bumping up Air Fares by Travelling Light this Festive Season

Nov 08, 2012, 07:19 ET from SportsDirect.com

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LONDON, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Travelling during the holiday season is fast becoming more expensive as more families opt for Christmas abroad or visiting long distance family members, and recent articles in The Daily Star and on Travel News websites show that air fares are being bumped up due to the extra, unchecked weight that planes are carrying during these trips- calling for extra fuel to be carried.

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One way to help avoid contributing to these hidden weights and keeping costs down, is to ensure that any hand luggage meets the airline requirements. Whilst many travellers fret about the size of hand luggage, weight should also be considered. SportsDirect.com, one of the UK's leading online retailers, stock a huge range of lightweight suitcases to ensure travelling light doesn't have to cost the earth.

Their Dunlop 16inch wheeled suitcase is the perfect suitcase to take on board without having to worry about airline regulations. Not only does the size come below the average airline size requirements for cabin luggage (please check with the  airline directly before flying), but the case weighs in at only 2.3kg, leaving plenty of room for travel essentials, duty free products and those more fragile gifts on the way back!

The Dunlop range is also great for avoiding baggage charges with many UK budget airlines who charge for checked luggage. The Dunlop 20inch suitcase weighs in at only 2.7kg, allowing plenty of room for all those Christmas weekend essentials.

Log on to http://www.sportsdirect.com today to check out all the latest deals on luggage and suitcases which can be delivered in time for those all important Christmas time visits! Stay in touch on the official Facebook and Twitter pages too.

Emma Parker

SOURCE SportsDirect.com