A survey has revealed that Britons tend to err on the side of caution and pack more than they need when going on holiday.
British Airways discovered that a whopping nine in 10 holidaymakers do not use up to 30% of items they take on holiday, while 40% take three or more pairs of shoes.
A fifth of people take 10 or more pairs of underwear, while an eighth take three or more towels away with them on a one-week holiday.
Scottish people and those from the east of England are more likely to pack too many things and therefore have to dig deep in their pockets to pay excess baggage surcharges.
If you do have a lot of baggage, airport transfers can be a quick and stress-free way to get between airports.
The survey went on to reveal that many Britons pack foods in their suitcases to take with them on holiday. Popular items include tomatoes, sardines, peanut butter, Super Noodles, Marmite and potato peelers.
Fancy dress items, such as angel wings and nun’s outfits, were also popular items to take abroad.
Abigail Comber, BA’s head of brands and marketing, said: “We don’t really want to have to choose between books, toiletries or tea-bags, or to dress kids in half their holiday clothes just to avoid excess baggage fees. Something as basic as checking what your baggage limit is on your chosen airline will help.”
Copyright © Press Association 2012