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As I was delivering my bags today I noticed this golf bag because as the snap is broken. The other day I wrote about why you shouldn’t travel with a broken zipper but that advice is the same for anything that is used to keep your bag closed. I have seen people pack their bags and something on the suitcase isn’t working properly and they pack their bags in that suitcase anyway. PLEASE don’t do that.

Your bags are tossed around, they fall on the ground, they go up and down conveyer belts…they need to start their journey off in proper working order.  What you can’t see in the picture is the top snap has broken apart which is why this bag is broken.

I have no idea if the bag started that way but my guess is the owner of this thought it would be okay to use it just one more time.  I’m sure these cases are expensive and maybe he or she didn’t want to spend the money to buy a new one, or they didn’t notice until it was too late that the bag wasn’t working properly.

Why do I say that? Because I see people all the time showing up to the airport with bags that aren’t working properly. I didn’t want to get all up in this persons bag but I did quickly notice that there was more in here than just golf clubs and maybe the extra weight had something to do with the bag breaking.

All I know is that if you are checking a bag, please make sure that it is working properly. And do not wait until the day before you are supposed to leave to check on this. Take out your luggage a couple of weeks in advance so you can see if there is anything that you may need to address. That’s just my suggestion because I would hate for you to get to baggage claim and find your bag opened like this.

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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, www.RoniTheTravelGuru.com. 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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