I purposely have a non-descript
black bag that looks like millions of others that sit on the baggage carousel.
It has a colourful tag that lets me know it is mine. However many people love
to carry well-made expensive luggage around and they are often a magnet for thieves.
Ways to decrease the risk of
someone grabbing your gorgeous Louis Vuitton case off the carousel and making
off with it include:
- If you have two bags, spread the valuable contents
between the two, so if one is taken, the agony is halved
- The Montreal Convention of 1999 limits compensation for lost or damaged
luggage on international flights to
an approximate maximum of $1,500. So if your bag is worth more than that
it may be worth leaving it at home or being prepared to make a loss.
of bag tags that can be ripped off, consider putting your details in the window
slip that many bags now have
personal identification and details inside your bag as well as your flight
schedules so police or airlines will know where you will be if they find