Across all the airlines, millions of bags
go missing annually. Most of the bags were returned to passengers within 48 hours, some never
get returned at all. Are you one of those who have lost their luggage?
Here are some steps to help prevent your luggage from getting lost.
> Use a strap ID luggage tag with a cover hiding your name. Use your
business address and phone number.
> Place ID information and a travel itinerary inside your luggage. In case
your outside ID luggage tag is lost, the airlines can contact you.
> Remove all old airline tags or stickers to avoid confusion with the
> Check your bags in early. Last minute checked luggage may not make it onto
> Upon check in, when your bags are ticketed, look at the destination
information, be sure it’s correct.
> Use a colorful luggage strap or ribbon on your bag for easy identification
at the luggage carrousel.
> Take a photo of your bag and keep a list of all items in each bag, in case
you need to claim compensation.
> If you lose a bag, stay at the airport and file a lost luggage report
immediately. Keep track of the claim number and contact information so you
can check the status of your missing bag/s.