Travel is most pleasant when you pack prudently. The best policy is to fit all your belongings into one or two bags that you check, and one that you carry on the plane. It might also be helpful to pack a small, nylon bag within your suitcase for our trips to Scotland and Dublin. It can also be used to pack souvenirs for the return trip to Dallas. Jewelry is not recommended. Good, comfortable walking shoes are often the most appropriate footwear. You will want to get a travel belt or holder for your valuables to avoid having to carry a purse or wallet. It should be large enough to contain your cash, credit cards, and passport.
Keep in mind the following luggage restrictions-and the fact that airlines are now stricter than ever before on the following issues. Also, these are general restrictions, and you should check with your airline to ensure the luggage you plan to take meets its requirements.
Checked luggage is generally limited to two bags (62 linear inches and 50 pounds each). Carry-on luggage is limited to one piece (45 linear inches and 40 pounds) but also allow: a purse, briefcase, laptop computer, or small book bag style backpack. Remember that certain items cannot be packed in carry-ons, including:
Necessary items you will want to pack
Other items you may want to consider: