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For flying, there are two basic types of luggage: ''checked'' and ''carry-on'' sometimes referred to "hold" and "hand" luggage, respectively, even "cabin baggage".  Checked luggage is usually given to airline staff at check-in time and, after electronic or hand screening, transported by airport crew to temporary storage and loaded into the hold of the aircraft.  Luggage limits for both types are discussed below.   
 
For flying, there are two basic types of luggage: ''checked'' and ''carry-on'' sometimes referred to "hold" and "hand" luggage, respectively, even "cabin baggage".  Checked luggage is usually given to airline staff at check-in time and, after electronic or hand screening, transported by airport crew to temporary storage and loaded into the hold of the aircraft.  Luggage limits for both types are discussed below.   
  
Do not carry over your experience of baggage allowance from one carrier to another.  Each carrier has different policies as to how much weight your hand or hold luggage should be (in fact, even within the same carrier the amount of hold luggage allowance allowed depends on the fare or ancillary fee you paid).   
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Do not carry over your experience of baggage allowance from one carrier to another.  Each carrier has different policies as to how much weight your hand or hold luggage should be (in fact, even within the same carrier the amount of hold luggage allowance allowed depends on the fare or ancillary fee you paid). Pay attention to whether personal items (e.g. laptop bags) are counted as hand luggage or in addition to    
  
 
'''Carry-on luggage''' is taken on board the flight with you, eg: a medium backpack or small roll-on suitcase.  The weight and size limits for it can be restrictive and can vary by airline (eg: budget versus major carrier) and size of aircraft.  Some may let you carry little more than a few essentials for comfort and small, easily damaged items.  ''There the challenges start.''
 
'''Carry-on luggage''' is taken on board the flight with you, eg: a medium backpack or small roll-on suitcase.  The weight and size limits for it can be restrictive and can vary by airline (eg: budget versus major carrier) and size of aircraft.  Some may let you carry little more than a few essentials for comfort and small, easily damaged items.  ''There the challenges start.''

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