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Take a photo of your luggage before you fly

Packing top tips are plentiful — YouTube is awash with some great videos on how to roll clothes, or what order to pack your suitcase in. However, some genuinely helpful tips fly under the radar. One of the best little-known travel tips is easy in today’s tech-driven world, simply use your smartphone to take a…

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6 tricks to carry excess baggage

Luggage allowances are shrinking. In size, and in weight. There is also a rising trend in travellers choosing hand-baggage only, to avoid extortionate checked-bag fees. This combination means it can be a struggle to squeeze all your belongings in this shrinking baggage. To make matters worse, while some airlines only implement baggage weights for checked…

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How to fly with a laptop

Business travellers usually have their travel routine down to a fine art, knowing the ins and outs of travelling with laptops. But for those that don’t travel frequently there are multiple questions surrounding flying with laptops — from previous laptop flight bans causing confusion, to questions around where to place laptops. Can you put a…

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Rimowa’s eTag — What happened?

What Happened to Rimowa’s electronic luggage tag? Using this new technology, travellers will be able to check in their luggage from home using their smartphone and drop it off at the airport in seconds — without all the stress and time pressure. Rimowa — eTag While it’s frequent to see smart luggage upstarts on Kickstarter…

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Best VPN for global travel?

Working in the travel industry I’ve received numerous top tips, advice and best practises from colleagues in different roles. Something that I never really gave much consideration to was internet security, preferring to focus on the latest smart luggage, and packing tips. However, once the benefits were explained to me, and I started using a…

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Pilot tech — What tech do pilots carry with them?

We’ve written about smart luggage and smart travel accessories from our experience working in the travel industry, but even I can’t match the amount of air miles clocked up by professional pilots and cabin crew! This led to wondering, what do pilots carry with them? And, have they got any tips for tech to take…

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Power banks on planes — The Ultimate Guide

With a dizzying array of personal gadgets by our side wherever we go, we’re now always looking for somewhere to charge them — hence the rise of portable power banks. Keeping your tech charged whilst travelling is the whole reason smart luggage was invented after all! However, unlike all our recommended smart luggage — with…

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RFID passport protectors — A complete guide

RFID passport protectors are exploding in popularity, as tech-savvy travellers are looking to safeguard their personal data embedded in modern biometric passports. This rise is probably fuelled by news reports of virtually everything getting hacked: Playstation, hacked. 100 million credit cards, hacked The Pentagon (and all their travel data), hacked North Korea are even allegedly…

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Packing the kitchen sink

For the non-english speaking amongst us, who may be unfamiliar with this phrase: Packing everything but the kitchen sink! Packing everything but the kitchen sink is a common idiom, referring to bringing far too many things — whether needed or not. For anyone who’s attempted to pack for a beach holiday, it’s a familiar feeling.…

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Kickstarter: Smart luggage scam list

Unfortunately, kickstarter, indiegogo and other large crowdfunding sites promise big things but frequently don’t deliver. Kickstarter’s own analysis shows that 1 in 10 projects fail completely, and of those only 13% will get any refund at all. Smart luggage is exciting tech, and the development, manufacturing at scale, and global shipping is harder than expected.…