Lost luggage happens…a lot.
Let’s look at a few tips on keeping your bags from traveling without you.
1. Carry on those wayward bags if you can: airlines usually allow you to carry two bags on the plane with you. Always carry your passport and important documents and items with you plus a spare toothbrush.
2. Before checking in label your luggage inside and out. Use the outside tag holder if the bag came with one and use one of the tags you’ll find at airline check in counters. Keep the stubs you’ll get when you check.
3. A picture is worth a thousand descriptions. Take a picture of your bag, preferably with color tag, and store it in your phone’s camera or in your digital camera. Print it out, laminate it, and keep it with your passport.
4. Lock it up.
5. Be waiting for your bags. Get to the area of the airport where your luggage will be being unloaded, as fast as possible after your flight lands.