Tips for NOT losing your bags while flying!

Airline passengers are losing 1000’s of bags daily. Airlines can misplace them, and they can be stolen by professional ‘airport thieves’.  Take these precautions, and you will drastically increase your odds of arriving WITH your luggage: 

  1. Take your luggage as carry on whenever possible.  Keeping your possessions with you is the most effective way to avoid being permanently separated from them.
  2. Keep valuables and medications with you.  Even if you must check bags, do not check valuable jewelry or electronics, and certainly not needed medications.
  3. Go straight to the baggage claim.  The longer your luggage sits around without being claimed, the more likely someone else will.
  4. Fly Nonstop. The more connections you make, the more likely your bags end up on a different flight than you.
  5. Use cheap looking luggage.  Thieves often equate the value of the luggage with the potential value of the contents.
  6. Make your bag stand out.  It will make it easier for you to find your bag, and will also deter thieves, who prefer to target more nondescript items.
  7. Avoid switching flights.  When you make a last minute change, your luggage often sticks with the original itinerary.
  8. STAY ALERT!  An unguarded cart or piece of luggage is very tempting to a thief, and can also get you in trouble with security.

2 Responses to “Tips for NOT losing your bags while flying!”

  1. Maxine Panchuk
    February 6, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    Another good idea is to MAKE SURE you have your name, address and contact information with your bag. Keep a luggage tag on the outside, and also a piece of paper with your information on the inside (including destination). Double check the tag that the check-in agent attaches to your bag to ensure that it has the right destination.

  2. December 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

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