Tips not have your luggage lost in the airport
25 Oct 2012 11:30:00
As a frequent flyer you might have the experience when after you arrived you were waiting to get your baggage but it just does not appear and all you see are other passengers going away with their baggage. It really sucks, right? When everybody gone the question comes to mind "where in the world is my baggage?" It happens quite often. A survey in the United States found out that 1 of 150 passengers had the experience of lost baggage after a flight. These following tips will help not to loose your baggage in the airport:
Early check in
If you come to the airport late and in haste, you might disturb the baggage check-in process and this may increase the risk of losing your baggage.
If possible take a direct flight
A single airline direct flight is preferably as most baggage get lost in a transit flight. Changes increases even more when your transfer flight is by a different airlines on a codeshare agreement. Your baggage need to be transferred to an aircraft of another airline making it more complicated and easier for the baggage handlers to make a mistake.
Label your baggage with a name card
Sometimes at check-in they make a mistake in wrongly labelling your baggage resulting in getting your baggage getting in a wrong airplane. That is why you need to label your baggage yourself. Write down your name, phone number, flight number, and the final destination on a paper and tag it clearly to your suitcase.
Take pictures of your baggage
Taking pictures just before check-in with your mobile phone or digital camera does not prevent losing your baggage but it will make it a lot easier if the airline has lost it. The pictures can help to refind it and also they are proof when they return your baggage damaged.
Do not bring any baggage
The easiest way of course not lose your checked-in baggage is by not bringing any at all! Economic packing can reduce the weight so you can just take it as carry-on baggage in the plane. It makes travelling easier, waiting times less and, with low-cost airlines, it saves you the baggage fees.