Weight restrictions are important to consider BEFORE leaving for the airport in order to avoid unnecessary fees or trouble. Each airline has different policies and weight restrictions for both checked and carry-on bags. Check out the website of your chosen airline for this information. Consider purchasing a small luggage scale for your home so that you can always show up to the airport prepared! Weight restrictions are also something you should think about when purchasing your next suitcase or bag. To maximize packing capacity, look for bags that are lighter and won’t add too much weight. Check out our buying guide for lightweight luggage.