Posted April 24, 2018
Air travel is usually the fastest way to reach your destination today. However, it’s always smart to read up on tips and recommendations before embarking on your journey. Once you reach your destination, it’s time to head down to baggage claim if you checked your luggage, and pick up your baggage. Now, we all get in a rush from time to time, but it is important to take a pause here and be sure you are picking up your own bag. Do not simply grab a piece of luggage that looks like it could be yours, thousands of travelers have purchased the same set of luggage you did. Depending on your luggage and personality, you can certainly make changes to your luggage that make it stand out. Monogramming your initials, adding tags with color identifiable by only you, or any other type of addition that helps you personalize your luggage is a good idea.
Travelers often choose nondescript black luggage, which is OK – but be sure your eye is keen enough to know which is yours and always, always check the numbers on your luggage. Traveling is stressful enough without arriving to your destination with someone else’s possessions, which creates a big headache for everyone. Be sure to check your bag for broken locks, or if it’s been opened. The TSA usually leave you a note if they’ve opened your bag for inspection. If you find any issues, be sure you report this to the airline before leaving the airport if possible. If your bag goes missing, be sure to report it to the airline and keep track of who you spoke with and any associated tracer numbers. While the system that we operate within is a fantastically well-organized one, things can go wrong. We as a country, have nearly 2 million passengers in the air each day, that’s a lot of baggage.
If are one of the .6% of people with a delayed or lost piece of luggage…
File a claim before your leave the airport. Baggage is tracked more closely now than in the past and you may find that its arriving on the next flight.