Packing for a holiday is usually a thankless task, not least because we often attempt to squeeze everything we need for our break into hand luggage to avoid paying excess fines. With prices of up to £60 to check in your baggage at the gate, even with a budget airline, taking only hand luggage could save you money to spend on the fun stuff while you’re away.
We could all do with help from an expert, so we’ve enlisted former Royal Marines Commando James Johnson, who served in the Royal Marines for 10 years and in the army for four. During his service, James was trained to pack a small suitcase at a moment’s notice, so he’s the perfect person to help you pack a week’s worth of luggage into a carry-on bag. Here’s how he does it.