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Avoiding The Lost Luggage Game
And traveler’s trip would be improved if they can guarantee that their luggage will be waiting for them at their destination. Although this seems like a tall order, there are steps any passenger can take to insure that their luggage will not be lost. Having your luggage when you reach your destination increases the pleasure to be found in the trip and also reduces stress. Any steps that can be taken to this end are well worth any time and effort they might take prior to your trip. Some tips include the following. Try not to travel with anything expensive.
If you must travel with valuable items such as electronics, jewelry or even prescription drugs, they should be kept on your person or in your carry on bag. This way, if the airline does lose your luggage they won’t lose the most important or valuable items that you have, thus reducing the chances of them being stolen or lost forever. You should wear something that is appropriate for where you are going. If you are traveling to a business meeting wear a suit. If you are going to someplace casual, dress casually.
If you are dressed appropriately for where you are going and your luggage is lost, you needn’t be dressed inappropriately and will never feel uncomfortable. You should keep track of what you have packed in each of your bags and know what the bags themselves look like. That way, if the bag is lost you will be able to give a description not only of the bag, but of its contents. This is especially helpful if the bag has been disfigured in some way or if a zipper has broken. Furthermore, your carry-on bag should double as your emergency bag. You should place as many items as possible that you might need during the 24 – 48 period it might take for you bag to be found. You needn’t rely solely on the airline’s luggage tags to keep your bags identified and safe. You can include your own tags so that the bag can be identified. It is important to take all of these precautions in order to avoid losing your bag and thee subsequent inconvenience of doing so. Though these steps might take a couple of extra minutes they will save you hours of stress and worry should your bag get lost and are therefore well worthwhile.
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