Wednesday, 17 June 2015

How do you pack for a holiday?

LONDON CITY AIRPORT has identified five passenger profiles based on their packing habits when planning for a trip – ranging from the ones who return with half their baggage untouched to those who miss out on packing essentials.

The five categories of passengers are: the World On Their Shoulders (WOTS), Kitchen Sink, Pants & Polos, My Case or Yours, and the Last Minute packers. The airport describes the general traits of the categories as:

World On Their Shoulders – The ones who struggle to stay upright under the weight of their hand luggage. To avoid overweight hold luggage, they carry stuff in shoulder bags.

Kitchen Sink – Fearing the thought of being caught short, they stuff everything in their suitcase they can think of even for a one-night trip.

Pants & Polos – A well-honed and planned style amongst business travellers, this category packs just the bare essentials to ensure their bag will fit in the overhead lockers, saving time at check-in and arrivals. 

My Case or Yours – This category refers to families travelling together who start by packing individual cases for each member, but end up putting things wherever they’ll fit. 

Last Minute – Carrying a suitcase of mismatched outfits, odd shoes, no swimwear, but excess woollens, this category is the most disorganized 
when it comes to planning a trip.

An airport spokesperson said: ‘We advise passengers to check their luggage allowance with their airline in advance so they have plenty of time to pack and avoid additional charges at check-in.

‘We see a lot of Pants & Polos with our business travellers, who travel regularly and have packing down to a fine art. The beauty of a Last Minute packer is that to the outside world they appear organized; it’s only when they’re sitting around the swimming pool in jeans and cowboy boots that they get found out.’

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