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Airlines Will Never Lose Your Baggage If You Use These 10 Tricks

Stick a "Fragile" label on your baggageThis is the most known trick on the Internet, simply tell the staff at the counter that you have really fragile items in your suitcase, and it will get a special label along with promises that they'll take particular care of it.

Get rid of old labels immediatelyIf you're among those people who adore collecting stickers on your suitcase and reminiscing about your travels, then you risk not getting your baggage one day because it'll fly away by mistake. Consider sticking a name tag on your suitcase because this will greatly facilitate the search for your baggage in case it's lost.

Check in earlyAt the airport, most of the staff themselves say that baggage gets lost most often if you do a last-minute check-in. The later you check in, the greater the chance your bags won't fly with you as they may simply not manage to get through the labyrinth of conveyor belts in time.

Avoid overstuffing your suitcaseBaggage handlers sometimes make a game out of it themselves. They confessed that, in the hold of the plane, they would throw the suitcases to each other from the belt to stacking them up. Tney claim throwing them to each other as hard as we can. Although they don’t want to break the bags or cases, but you can imagine that it is not exactly beneficial to the bag. Therefore, the heavier your bag, the more damage it would receive.

Consider using a brightly colored but not expensive-looking suitcaseKeep in mind that an obviously expensive suitcase may end up in the hands of thieves while a gray average one, in the hands of dozens of passengers with similar ones. Choose a bright color or a pattern that doesn't scream of a high price, unless you want your baggage to become someone else's.

Insure especially valuable baggageThere was a case where a passenger flew from the US with 8 iPads in his suitcase with no insurance or declared value whatsoever. The gadgets were stolen. But at least the passenger got a reimbursement of $30. In order to avoid such situations, it's better to insure valuable baggage items, or at least take a picture of them at the check-in counter for insurance purposes.

Purchase a GPS trackerFor those people who have ever lost their baggage or just overly worried about their belongings, then you definitely need a GPS tracker. Although it's small and inexpensive, yet it can establish its coordinates via a satellite, and then transfer them to you via email or phone. Just put it inside your suitcase, and track it online.

Assess the time of a stopoverIt is believed that direct flights lose fewer suitcases than connecting ones. However, don't neglect them altogether, just see to it that there's at least an hour between your flights to make sure your baggage is safely onboard with you.

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