Traveling is easiest with only my purse. Seldom do I find myself traveling this way. My insider tip (and maybe just good luck) is with gate check and voluntary baggage check at the gate. This way you skip the fees and can travel comfortably. This tip is easily executed on full flights. I’ve only paid once for a checked bag and that was when I moved aboard.
Has this tip worked for you; any others to suggest? I want to know.