As a little project for myself, I decided to try to get a better understanding of seeking out cheap flight tickets and booking in my rucksack at the same time.
I've had a go at Skyscanner, etc and have learned (I think) how to play the dates around to get the best prices but when it comes to luggage that seems to be a bit tricky. Some of the sites seem to be a bit coy in letting me clearly know what the cost will be. Having to make a special effort to search for the information is a bit irritating. I presume they work on the principle that if your halfway through the booking process and you suddenly find out that its £20 or more for your bag, then you will just keep going and not pull out?
To get a 'bargain' seems to be about taking everything into the cabin, but it has to fit in certain dimensions. For my part, it looks as though I need to look for a new rucksack where the back is a maximum 55cm. Also weight plays its part, on an Easyjet flight they don't seem to mention a weight restriction. but on a Monarch flight 5kg seems to be the maximum.
For those of you that have more knowledge of this process I would be grateful for any 'tricks of the trade' you can offer.