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  • Susan Hilton

Avoiding lost luggage in six easy steps

Have you ever lost your luggage while travelling? If so, you know how frustrating it can be. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to avoid lost luggage, and what to do if it happens to you.

Most people have experienced lost luggage at some point while travelling. It's always a frustrating experience, but there are ways to avoid it. With a little planning and preparation, you can minimize the risk of lost luggage.

Here are some tips to avoid lost luggage:

  1. Check in early When you check in for your flight, be sure to allow plenty of time. This will help you avoid any last-minute rushing, which can lead to mistakes like forgetting to pick up your luggage or leaving it behind.

  2. Label your luggage Make sure your luggage is clearly labelled with your name, address, and contact information. This will help ensure that it gets returned to you if it's lost.

  3. Keep valuables with you Don't pack any valuables in your checked luggage. If possible, keep them with you in your carry-on bag. That way, if your luggage is lost, you won't lose your valuables as well.

  4. Use a luggage tracking service There are a number of luggage tracking services available that can help you locate your luggage if it's lost. Be sure to sign up for one of these services before you travel.

  5. Get a smart luggage tag. Smart GPS trackers won’t add any weight to your luggage, but means you can track you bag wherever it has got to through an app.

  6. If you do find yourself in the unfortunate situation of lost luggage, don't despair. There are a few things you can do to try and locate your bag:

    • Contact the airline Most airlines have a lost luggage department that can help you locate your bag. Be sure to contact them as soon as you realize your luggage is missing.

    • Check with the airport Another good place to check is the lost and found at the airport. If your luggage was lost during your flight, it may have been turned in here.

    • Check online A number of lost luggage databases have been created online. These can be a great resource for finding lost luggage.

By following these tips, you can help ensure a hassle-free trip.

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