Though most seasoned travellers are now aware of these additional costs, things are made confusing by the fact no two airlines have the same policy, particularly when it comes to hand luggage.
From luggage weight to cabin bag size, rules and regulations vary across the board, and while a bag might be accepted for one airline, it could incur an unexpected fee from another.
This is why travel expert Nicky Kelvin says holidaymakers should always double-check the exact cabin bag size of their chosen airline before they head to the airport.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Nicky, who is the Director of Content for The Points Guy UK, advised: “Have the right size bag for the cabin. EasyJet and BA allow a wider bag for example than most airlines.
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