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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.

Spring Break For Grown-Ups, A Wise Guide To Smart Luggage And More

At the Andaz resort, above, in this Riviera Maya destination, adults can take beach yoga classes, enjoy a fine-dining Latin fusion restaurant and learn about Maya culture with a program that includes language lessons and "tacology" (taco-making) classes.

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:17:00 GMT

Man found with 25 pounds marijuana in luggage on Seattle to Nashville flight

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Nashville International Airport Police arrested a man caught with 25 pounds of marijuana in his luggage on Tuesday. According to the arrest affidavit for 27-year-old Chad Singkeo, police were notified by Drug Enforcement Administration ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:39:00 GMT

Nerve agent planted in luggage of Russian agent's daughter: The Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) - The military-grade nerve toxin that poisoned former Russian agent Sergei Skripal was planted in his daughter's suitcase before she left Moscow, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources. Skripal, 66, and his ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:31:00 GMT

Rogue Luggage Speeds Down Atlanta Runway

These people were sitting at an airport terminal when they spotted a rogue bag rolling and spinning out of control down the tarmac. It looked like no airport officials were aware of the luggage making its way down the runway as it continued rolling until ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:30:39 GMT

Be That Guy, Buy The Matching Luggage Set For Your Maybach

Exclusive Collection from MAYBACH - ICONS OF LUXURY: Colour-coordinated luggage items and fine accessories for the new-look Mercedes-Maybach S-Class To match the new look of the Mercedes-Maybach, all products in the collection exibit the two-toned colour ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:28:00 GMT

Avoid oversized luggage fees for good with this $10 digital scale

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Seriously, you don't want to be that person who goes to check in ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:47:00 GMT

Investigators reportedly suspect nerve agent may have been hidden in Yulia Skripal's luggage

Investigators reportedly suspect that nerve agent was hidden in the suitcase of ex-spy Sergei Skripal's daughter, Yulia. It means the would-be assassins who tried to target the former double agent may never have left Russia. The chemical weapons attack has ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:17:00 GMT

Travel tech: The best smart luggage for frequent flyers

While there's no denying a Louis Vuitton trunk or classic Globe-Trotter are the most luxurious cases to fly with, frequent fliers yet to discover the benefits of the latest wave of smart luggage are surely missing out. Aimed at solving the issues and ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:29:00 GMT

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