A TRAVEL expert has explained how to fit more in your suitcase to avoid extra luggage fees.

Many airlines charge to have a suitcase, such as Ryanair and recently easyJet.

This means that unless you want to fork out the extra costs which can be double the price of your flight itself, you will have to work out how to pack better.

Samantha Brown, who travels for a living as a TV host, said the one change that made a difference to travelling .

She told Travel + Leisure: "I do have a system. I love cubes. And I've tried everything. I roll, I fold, I use envelopes, but now after all these years I'm a cube person.

"You want cubes that have a clear top so you can see what you packed with one look. "

She explained that if travelling with bulky items such as winter wear or large jackets, then bags which can get the air sucked out of them was a game-changer.

She said: "It compresses your clothes and it is awesome! I can't believe it has taken me this long to use them. The technology really works, especially if you are packing for a winter destination."

However, for people who don't want to invest in the cubes, she said the favourite "wearing your biggest, bulkiest items" is still one to follow.

She added: "If you get hot, just take it off and it becomes your roll neck pillow.

"Personally I love when I can bring my big down jacket [on the plane] because it's like a feather mattress for that stiff, terribly uncomfortably airplane seat."

EasyJet recently announced an end to their free suitcases in the cabin, with travellers now only allowed a backpack unless they want to pay.

Other travellers have shared their own methods of packing to be able to fit more in

One mum said she always packs a "mothership bag" alongside her family's suitcases which had all of the essentials for each person for easy access when arriving at the hotel.

Netflix star Marie Kondo revealed her packing tips, using a mixture of folding and rolling.

A clever packing hack called the "overnight burrito" means you will always have a fresh t-shirt and underwear tin case your suitcase is lost when fling.

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