How to pack to optimize space to the maximum

In the 1940s, no one could have imagined what the original grass runway and the canvas tents donated by the RAF that served as the terminal at Heathrow would become.

They were the germ of what would eventually be one of the best airports in the world, leading international air traffic today.

At that time, it barely moved 60,000 passengers who had to reach the plane along a wooden path so as not to get muddy. In the sixties Heathrow expanded its facilities with three terminals, and two more would be added later, the last one in 2008, designed by the prestigious architect Richard Rogers.

This is how Heathrow became an international benchmark in the field of air transport, and with the advent of new technologies it has regularly turned to publishing advice and articles to help travelers. Like this interesting and fascinating video that teaches us the best way to pack, optimizing the space available in the suitcase and showing a series of advantages that the technique in question allows.

Some measures are common sense, such as putting the shoes on the bottom and filling it with socks, occupying half the space and leaving the other half for shirts. The gaps that remain free are covered with small pieces and thus provide stability and padding to the whole. Pants, skirts, jackets and dresses are then superimposed, one on top of the other in a staggered way to fold them one by one.

Then it’s time to create a magic space additional covering the set with a large plastic bag in which books, cameras and the transparent bag of liquids will be introduced, so that if at the security control they require you to open the luggage to check it, it will be the first thing they see without need to rummage clothes. The other part of the suitcase will be used exclusively for shirts (more delicate because of the wrinkles).


This space saving will prevent us from having to carry more than one piece of luggage and, in the case of Heathrow, the possibility of avoiding traveling to London by taxi, which involves a considerable outlay, from 40 to 70 pounds, and an hour of traffic .

Instead you can use the bus, which takes more or less the same but is cheaper. The Airbus 2 It picks up people at all the terminals and ends the journey at King’s Cross. Or the Tube, which is also affordable, although the Piccadilly line, which goes to the center, also takes around an hour. Finally, there is the train option: in half the time (Heathrow Connectwith stops) or even less, a quarter of an hour (heathrow express to London Paddington).