Nowadays if you decide to travel economy on your flight, whether with British Airways or Delta Airlines, you might be sad to learn that their luggage allowance is pretty limited.
If you only get a 23kg luggage allowance for your suitcase, this typically means that you would only be able to carry your basic clothes, travel-sized toiletries and maybe a few personal items in the bag, a 23kg suitcase will typically have dimensions of 56cm x 45cm x 25cm.
So as you can learn more about what the contents of a 23kg suitcase typically look like, common airlines which stick by the 23kg allowance rule and what type of 23kg suitcase you should be looking for, we have put together a short guide below.
First of all, before we get into all the details about what to pack in your 23kg of luggage, let's discuss which airlines typically use this allowance.
For medium and short-haul flights the 23kg allowance is very popular, and well-known airlines which we will list below tend to follow this rule.
It should be noted however that these weight restrictions might change according to the class you fly in, your final destination and how long your flight is.
Typically, when looking for a suitcase to hold 23kg it should have general dimensions of - 56cm x 45cm x 25cm or 22″ x 17.7″ x 9.8″.
Dimensions of your suitcase are important so as your suitcase will not tear or break under too much weight, stuffing a suitcase full which is too small can even lead to it getting damaged during transit.
It is hard to determine exactly how a 23kg suitcase might look like from the inside, as what people pack varies from person to person and the kind of trip you are taking, but we have listed the idea of a general content so as you can potentially see how you can bring on your trip.
This will all vary however according to the weight of each item you pack.
If you are trying to look for the most durable and reliable suitcase to pack your 23kg worth of luggage into then we have a couple of tips for helping you find the best types of suitcases on the market below.
There is nothing worse when you are at check-in, only to get your luggage weighed and find you are a couple of kilos over the allowance, meaning you have to unzip your luggage in front of a queue of strangers and find where to put the excess.
We have listed a few of our best tips below to help you avoid overpacking your suitcase and abide by the 23kg allowance.
Overall, a 23kg suitcase is enough for a good week or two trips depending on how you pack, ensure that it looks durable and is secure while making sure it is big enough to support the weight of the 23kg contents that you will pack inside.
Always check in advance with the airline about your luggage limit before packing as you might be able to pay an excess or bump up your class for more allowance and avoid overpacking by bringing what you need and purchasing your weighing scale beforehand!