Holidaymakers can use packing assistant to plan their next trip. It breaks down the essentials so that it is easier for them to pack.
Are you having trouble packing for your next trip?
This tool will help breakdown the essentials, whether it’s a weekend or week-long break and if it’s hot or cold.
This ultimate packing assistant will make sure you have everything you need in your hand luggage, so there are no waiting times or fears about missing luggage.
Simply select your destination – the nearest city in the UK or abroad – from the drop-down menu and then choose your duration, up to 14 days.
This is a result of a study that found 44% of adults who have flown before prefer to take a carry-on bag whenever possible.
Top reasons for this included avoiding waiting for luggage at the other end (21 per cent), saving money (20 per cent) and ensuring bags don’t go missing (20 per cent).
Antler, a premium British luggage company, requested the research and tool. They also found that 44% overpack for trips to foreign countries, while only 20% underpack.
The fold and roll debate was resolved once and for all. 46 percent of respondents folded their clothes, while only 22 percent rolled them.
Antler’s spokesperson said: “Packing for different trips can be tricky at the best of times, but after a couple of years with a lack of travel, it’s likely to overwhelm travellers even more than usual.
“Whether it’s planning for various temperatures, pairing accessories with clothes and not forgetting the essentials, there is a lot to remember.
“The tool is a fun and interactive way to help plan and pack for your next trip, from an active winter holiday to a relaxing location, especially during the Christmas holidays where the weather has changed at home but perhaps not yet abroad.
“The research shows that adults do struggle when it comes to packing, especially over-packing, but as a nation we‘re quite organised with planning ahead.”
Assistance with hand luggage
The study also revealed that travellers only take hand baggage when they travel for long weekends (32%), overnights (48%), or work trips (30%).
And despite 44 per cent trying to only take essentials with them, 38 per cent would rather take as much as they can fit into their case – even if they don’t end up wearing or using it all.
T-shirts (26%), socks (20%), and pants (17%) were the most overpacked items.
Other goods which sometimes don’t even get used were pieces of jewellery (14 per cent), make-up (12 per cent) and a hairdryer (10 per cent).
Overpacking has caused 25% to have to take items from their carry-on luggage and place them in their hand luggage. 21% had to pay additional fees once they arrived at the airport.
Over a fifth (21%), have had to check their hand baggage into the hold because of its size. 24% admit that they are not sure what size bag they can take on a plane.
35% of them have lost their luggage.
It was also found that most travellers pack their luggage four days before departure, which takes on average 47 minutes.
OnePoll polled 53% of respondents who have used OnePoll to find out if they have ever created a packing list, 17% have viewed videos with tips, and 18% have even created one.
Despite planning ahead, toothbrushes (13%), phone chargers (11%), and sun-cream (10%) were the most forgotten.
Antler’s spokesperson [www.antler.com/collections/hand-luggage] added: “It’s great to see so many people are organised with a checklist and packing so far in advance.
“Heading away is almost always something to look forward to, whilst the packing itself often isn’t, so we’re in the market to change that. We want to make it more enjoyable.
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