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lost luggage

I almost NEVER check a bag.  One reason is I know that bag tags can easily tear and the thought of my bag being lost doesn’t sit well with me. However, there are times when I am forced to and when this happens I am prepared.

When you check your bag, it has to go through many conveyor belts, and many times it sits in different carts. Your bag is tossed around and the bag tag may come off. And since most bags are black, it makes it more difficult to find your bag (seriously, what is it with the black bags?) when it gets lost. What do you do if that happens?

I take a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and write the following information that will make it easy for the airlines to contact me and also for them to know where my bag should end up:

Name:                               Roni Faida

Flight #                              1058

Departure city:                 CLT

Destination:                     CDG

Contact number:           704-412-8422

I put this paper inside my bag on top of my clothes so it’s the first thing you see when you open my suitcase.  That way, if my bag has to be opened in order to find out who it belongs to, they immediately see who the owner is.  I also put one in the front compartment on my suitcase.

You can also put the address of where you will be staying so they will automatically know where to deliver the bag.

I hope this helps you!


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Some people travel. Roni IS travel. For over 20 years she has been traveling the world and now shares her unique insight with her worldwide audience on her blog, Whether you have never gotten on a plane or are a seasoned traveler, the expertise and insider knowledge she shares on her blog will help you make your travels an adventure. No where else can you find the uniquely helpful ins and out given to you by someone who has lived overseas for 4 years, speaks fluent English, French and Spanish, and works for a major airline. And guess what? She’s also a licensed elementary teacher and has an MBA.


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