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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 luggageís 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 itís 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.

New TSA rules on carry-on luggage coming to BWI Marshall Airport

Passengers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport soon will be required to remove any electronic device larger than a cellphone from carry-on luggage before putting it through the X-ray machine during security screenings.

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:26:00 GMT

Need luggage taken to your room A robot will do that at a San Gabriel hotel when it opens (video)

When the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel opens its doors in January, you probably won't have to tip an employee to take your luggage up to your room. That's because the "employee" will likely be a robot. The San Gabriel Sheraton will be the ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:15:00 GMT

Samsung taps the IoT to allow consumers to track their luggage, pets, and even their kids

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Samsung unveiled the Connect Tag, a new smart tag that connects to Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) networks and is designed to clip onto pet ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:26:00 GMT

This Is How Those Airline Luggage Tags Get Your Bags to the Right Place

Have you ever stepped off the plane at your destination to find that your checked baggage took a detour It happens to many frequent travelers eventually, but it's not because airlines lose a lot of bags. In fact, they only lose a few. That's thanks in ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:04:00 GMT

New technology could see hand luggage screened while passengers browse duty free shops - in bid to cut airport queues

Ministers investigating ways to cut airport queues have suggested hand luggage could be checked while passengers browse duty free shops. Companies and universities are now being encouraged to bid for a share of a £3 million Government fund for innovative ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:30:00 GMT

Daily Deal: Finally, You Can Afford This TUMI Luggage

Airports are usually terrible. They're full of long lines, delayed trips, screaming babies, awful chairs, you name it. But the one thing that makes all of it way more bearable: some kickass luggage. TUMI is one of the best luggage brands out there.

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:23:00 GMT

FAA recommends airlines ban electronic devices from checked luggage

More restrictions are in the works for those who fly, and what you can do with your laptop. The Federal Aviation Administration is recommending airlines require electronic devices, like laptops, be placed in your carry-on. There are concerns over the ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:29:00 GMT

Top 5 Vendors in the Global Sports Luggage Market from 2017 to 2021 | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global sports luggage market report. This market research report also lists 14 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:03:00 GMT

Global Luggage Industry

The report profiles 283 companies including many key and niche players such as: - Ace Co., Ltd. - Antler Ltd. - Bric's Industria Valigeria Fine SPA - Delsey S.A - Etienne Aigner AG - Luggage America Inc. Read the full report: ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT

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