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How To Handle Lost Or Damaged Luggage

The best way to handle lost luggage is to simply avoid it. You can help to ensure your luggage’s safe arrival by printing or typing your name, address, phone number and destination on both the exterior and interior of each of your bags. The outside luggage tag is required, but placing your name on the interior will help your bag to be located in the event that the luggage tag becomes detached.

If a mishap does occur and your luggage is lost, you should report it to the airlines immediately. Most require that reports of lost or damaged luggage be made within hours of the incident, which means time is of the essence. Your first step will be to file a claim, which will get your information in the system and may help you to locate your luggage faster. During the process, you will be asked to give an accurate description of the bag(s) that was lost, which is why it’s a good idea to write down the size, color, manufacturer, weight and any other distinguishing marks that may help to identify your luggage quickly. Keep this information in your purse or your carry-on luggage for easy retrieval. An accurate description will be essential in the safe and prompt return of your luggage.

When it comes to damaged luggage, you can help to prevent this occurrence by not overstuffing your bags and by making sure that all zippers and/or closures and properly fastened. In addition, make sure that straps or pull bars are not protruding on your luggage. If your bags should become damaged, it is important that you report the incident to the airlines immediately. Much like the process with lost luggage, most airlines require that reports of damage be made within hours. In some instances, the airline will repair your luggage at no cost as it may be covered under their passenger warranty.

If at all possible, you may be able to prevent lost or damaged luggage by only packing enough items to fit inside of your carry-on. Most airlines allow for one carry-on bag plus a personal item, which may include a purse or briefcase. If you are concerned about space, take a moment to consider alternative packing options. Instead of folding your clothes traditionally, try rolling them instead. This method will not only allow you to pack more while using less space, but it will also help to eliminate fold lines and creases, both of which can result with folding. In addition, be sure to make use of any small zipper compartments or spare pockets within your luggage. This will allow you to pack more and minimize space, which may mean you can fit everything into one carry-on and one personal item.

When it comes to your luggage and protecting the valuable possessions that you own, there is no reason not to follow the proper instructions that will help to keep everything safe and on schedule. With proper luggage tags, taking extra time to make sure that your luggage is secure and meets all restrictions imposed by the airlines, you will be well on your way to happy travels.

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:  Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:01:00 GMT



Zsa Zsa Gabor's Estate Auction Features Louis Vuitton Luggage, Paintings and Grand Piano

Zsa Zsa Gabor fans now have a chance to get their hands on some of late star's cherished personal items from her Bel-Air mansion ... but it ain't gonna be cheap. The Hungarian beauty -- who died last December of a heart attack just shy of 100 years old ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:20:00 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



Luggage exhibit a history of travel

NEW YORK -- As travel changed, so did luggage. That's the story told by an elaborate exhibition about Louis Vuitton, the luxury luggage and fashion brand. The exhibition, free to visit and on display in Lower Manhattan through Jan. 7, is called "Volez ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:16:00 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



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



Here's Why American Airlines Just Banned Your New Smart Luggage (and Why Others Are Following)

Ever feared the day that automated, artificially intelligent accessories would take over the world Well, that day doesn't seem to be so far away. High-tech suitcases and luggage-- also known as "smart luggage" -- are able to perform incredible functions ...

Published:  Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:32:00 GMT



Angry passengers forced to abandon luggage at Aberdeen Airport after lack of staff leaves cases stuck on plane

Angry airline passengers were forced to abandon their luggage after being told there were no staff to unload their cases. The baggage blunder happened after the British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Aberdeen arrived on Friday evening. More than ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Dec 2017 23:36:00 GMT



How Alexandre Arnault Is Making a 120-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:  Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:18:00 GMT



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