We tried the viral TikTok travel hack that keeps our Ryanair flight cheap – and it’s life changing.

Holidays abroad are back on the cards after the pandemic closed borders and enforced strict regulations.

But now, as the cost of living continues to rise many will be looking to save where they can when it comes to going away.

The first port of call is often cheap flight tickets and the likes of Ryanair offer cheap deals for their value fares.

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However as we know, to add a second larger cabin bag comes at a cost.

TikTok has been a saving grace for frugal holidaymakers as folk share their packing tips to avoid paying the added fee.

While some share folding techniques, others have shown what smaller bags they use to fit everything in.

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Glasgow Live spotted one video where the young woman used toiletry bags to pack her clothes into her rucksack.

And of course, I had to try it out.

For full transparency, I was away for a week and stayed with family which means I already had access to a washing machine, pyjamas and shower products.

My return flight to Ireland West Airport came to a total of £34, including seats (around £6 each) and fast track security (about 5.99) at the airport. So my actual flight tickets were only £17 return.

If I were to add another hand luggage, it would have cost me between £14 and £20 – and I certainly didn’t want to spend more on my luggage than my actual flight.

So sticking with my trusty rucksack that fits Ryanair’s hang luggage allowance, I made sure I could fit in everything I need to keep the costs low.

On the day of booking my flight, I went onto Amazon and found the small clear bags that the woman used in her video. Of course there are plenty of different types from different companies. You can see a selection if you simply google ‘Packing cubes’.

These are the ones I bought here. The clear toiletry bags came in three sizes as a pack for £8.99.

I knew I would be taking my book, my laptop, makeup and clothes, and I often find clothes can somehow take up more space that I planned.

This is where the hack comes in. Taking the biggest clear bag, that’s around nine inches, I tightly rolled three tops and a pair of jeans and placed them in the bag. The tops side by side and the jeans on top.

And the bag zipped, keeping them compact and with ease I could slide the cube into my rucksack.

a rucksack with packing cubes filled with clothes on top. A book. and a plastic bag with liquids and makeup
We could fit in so much!

Socks and underwear easily went into the mid-size clear bag and as I used the airport’s little plastic bag for liquids and makeup, I found I didn’t need to use the smallest toiletry bag.

Like a game of Tetris, I place each packing cube into my rucksack, one along the bag, another in the side, my laptop slid in like normal, and the bag of liquids and makeup was placed on top for ease to take out at security.

With no issues at security, it wasn’t long until I was on my £8 flight to Ireland – and that’s when I decided that I will never pay for extra luggage again.

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