Found a way not to pay for excess luggage: just take a pillow on the road
Pillowcase for souvenirs
The blogger with the nickname melanatedadventures did the same, only instead of a travel pillow that tightly fits her neck, she used a regular rectangular pillowcase with a zipper, putting extra luggage inside.
Surprisingly, even airline employees approve of this little trick: former flight attendant Kat Kamalani advises taking home gifts and souvenirs bought on vacation in this way if there is no room for them in suitcases and backpacks. Of course, large and heavy things will not fit in an improvised pillow bag, but it is quite possible to take out something small and soft. Many air travelers report using this method to carry towels and other beach items.
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