By Tahmina Begum of

With budget airlines charging extra for passengers to take hold luggage on flights, many of us are opting to travel with just a cabin bag. Not only is it cheaper, but quicker once you get through passport control and it minimises any risk of your bag getting lost in transit.

But this means those care-free days of throwing everything in a massive suitcase “just incase” are a distant memory. Packing for a weekend away might be straight forward enough, but if you’re going for a week or longer suitcase space is now incredibly precious.

We asked frequent flyers and travel experts how to travel with just carry on luggage. Is it really possible to go away without taking everything but the kitchen sink?