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Luggage Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I am taking a break from the cool weather in exchange for a vacation in the southern sun. What type of clothing should I pack in my luggage?
Answer: Anytime you travel, itís essential that you pack according to both the location you are in and the one in which you will be arriving. The reason is because you will need to dress according to the climate you are leaving because you will also be returning at the conclusion of your trip. Afterall, you wonít want to arrive back from your sunny vacation in shorts and a tank if the temperature at home is near freezing. Itís a good idea to check the local forecast for all locations of your trip and pack something to wear that will fit each area. You may want to pack pants, shorts, t-shirts and a light jacket. If in doubt, a combination of clothing will keep you cool or warm according to the weather.

Question: I donít want to have to worry about losing my luggage through the airlines, so how can I make sure that my carry-on suitcase will meet the size requirements?
Answer: The best way to make sure that your luggage meets all restrictions, including size, is to visit the airlineís website prior to leaving for your trip. If you are aware of the various requirements, you can pack accordingly and your trip will be a smooth ride.

Question: What is the best way to properly tag my luggage so that it can easily be found if lost?
Answer: Every piece of luggage should feature a tag containing your name, address, telephone number and destination. This not only applies to traveling by air or rail, but also when traveling by car. If your luggage is lost in a hotel or anywhere along the way, it can easily be located with the tag. Most luggage tags are placed on the handle of the bag and should be clearly visible. A notation of your contact information should also be placed inside of your bag incase the luggage tag should become detached for any reason.

Question: Is it necessary to lock my luggage?
Answer: Yes, regardless of how you travel, locking your luggage is essential to keeping your possessions safe. You should keep the keys in your purse or somewhere separate than an outside compartment on your luggage.

Question: How can I clean my luggage?
Answer: Most luggage can be spot cleaned using mild soap and water. Make sure that you rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before placing anything inside. If the manufacturer provides care instructions, they should be followed in accordance with their recommendations.

Question: How can I prevent clothing from becoming wrinkled while in my suitcase?
Answer: You can roll your clothing, which will not only prevent wrinkles and creasing, but will also save space.

Question: What is the difference between a softside and hardside suitcase?
Answer: A hardside suitcase features a hard frame and is sturdier than a softside suitcase, which contains no frame but offers the maximum in expandable luggage. If you tend to pack a lot, softside luggage will give you the flexibility that you need. Hardside luggage, on the other hand, is designed to help protect fragile items and offers more strength than other types.

Unpacking travelers' frequently asked questions about flying with luggage

When you fly, almost nothing about your luggage makes sense. Think about it. Why, for example, does baggage have to be black Why are overhead bins so small Why do ramp workers throw your checked luggage around Why do Transportation Security ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:43:00 GMT



The best luggage tags you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. If you usually rely on the flimsy cardboard luggage tag the airline provides, it's time to ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:06:00 GMT



Airlines Restrict Smart Luggage Over Safety Concerns

Heads up, travelers: Several major US airlines, including American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta Air Lines are placing restrictions on "smart" luggage over safety concerns. Smart bags, which are expected to be a popular gift this holiday season ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:19:00 GMT



Russia: Man Caught With 30 Million-Year-Old Shark Teeth in His Luggage

Russian authorities have seized what they believe to be fossilized remains of a prehistoric shark from a smuggler headed for the Chinese border, customs services said. The customs service announced that a search in the luggage of a Chinese citizen who ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:41:00 GMT



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Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:37:00 GMT



U.S. Carriers Move To Ban Smart Luggage

Major U.S. carriers are moving to ban smart luggage from all aircraft. On Friday, American Airlines announced that "as part of safety management and risk mitigation," the carrier would ban any bag with an integrated lithium ion battery starting on ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:31:00 GMT



Luggage Company Away's 2018 Plan

Stephanie Korey, CEO of Away, tells Cheddar that the company plans to triple sales in the next year and continue to be profitable. She reveals that new products are on the horizon!

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:33:17 GMT



How Alexandre Arnault Is Making an 80-Year-Old Luggage Brand Relevant Again

Alexandre Arnault, son of LVMH Chairman Bernard Arnault, the richest man in France, is probably tired of people characterizing him by his age and lineage, but the former is particularly impressive: At 25, he's the CEO of 80-year-old luxury luggage company ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:25:00 GMT



Qantas, Virgin Australia Are Banning Smart Luggage But Is It An Overreaction

Several major US carriers have announced new restrictions for 2018. But the airport cool kids may soon be forced to leave their brainy bags at home. Several major US airlines have announced that certain kinds of smart luggage will no longer be welcome ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:44:00 GMT



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