Towels, sunglasses, passport and teabags: these are just a few of the ‘essential’ holiday items that Brits are packing in their suitcase.
A growing number of Brits couldn’t possibly cope without tea and are going to extreme lengths to be able to enjoy their ‘morning cuppa’ whilst abroad.
It’s not just a lack of teabags that get Brits hot under the collar, a number of people have been known to pack marmite and Super Noodles. Even kettles are a holiday essential for some!
According to a recent poll by British Airways, nine out of 10 people fail to use up to a third of the items they take with them. Two fifths of people pack at least three pairs of shoes and, shockingly, one in eight take three or more towels with them for a week-long trip.
Whilst the holiday staples for any suitcase consist of clothes, shoes, sun cream and cash, more unusual items have also been found.
The survey revealed that peanut butter, a potato peeler and a three-foot high pair of angel wings were amongst the most unusual items packed.
Those living in the East of England and Scotland were found to have the heaviest suitcases and have paid the most in excess baggage fees.
Paying excess baggage fees can seriously hinder the start to your trip. Matters could also take a turn for the worse if your luggage is delayed, lost or stolen.
Whilst some can’t deal with the thought of being away from their favourite brand of tea for a week, imagine the idea of not having any of your luggage available at all.
Travel insurance might be something you wish to consider if you want to cover yourself for any potential issues such as lost luggage.Back to top