In the past year, I have flown on 14 low-cost carrier flights. I think I just heard you groan, and you are looking for the 😥 emoji at the bottom of the page. Hold up a minute, I know some folks hate discount carriers and have sworn to never step foot on one again. It’s true, the nickel and diming that is part of the low-cost carrier experience can be maddening. But, I have grown to love them…I mean what’s not to love about scoring a round trip ticket for $50! You just have to know how to beat the system. The trick is all in the packing.