Travel The one thing you should do so your airline won't lose your luggage

14:41  11 august  2017
14:41  11 august  2017 Source:   wisn.com

Airline gate agents share 17 things they'd love to tell travelers but can't

  Airline gate agents share 17 things they'd love to tell travelers but can't Joe Raedle / Getty ImagesThere are some things gate or ticketing agents at the airport — whether for job security reasons or to keep hundreds of anxious fliers happy — just can't tell travelers. But that doesn't There are some things gate or ticketing agents at the airport — whether for job security reasons or to keep hundreds of anxious fliers happy — just can't tell travelers.

Whether you have lost your luggage or are dreading the day when it happens to you , there are a few things to keep in mind. Jordan recommends buying your flights "with a credit card that has additional baggage insurance included. While the airline should reimburse you for the cost of your bag and

The ONE thing you should do to make sure your airline doesn' t lose your luggage . Losing your luggage on holiday has to be one of those nightmare scenarios that almost stops you sleeping the night before you travel.

image/jpeg© image/jpeg image/jpeg If you've ever lost your luggage, you know just how frustrating it can be to try and recover your lost items, if you're lucky enough to find them. Whether you have lost your luggage or are dreading the day when it happens to you, there are a few things to keep in mind.

According to research by the International Currency exchange, it can cost up to $232 on average to replace the contents of a lost suitcase while you wait for the airline to find it. The study also found that airlines can take up to four and a half days to locate your things, with an unlucky 5% of people polled never seeing their suitcase ever again.

TSA Finds Giant 20-Pound Lobster in Luggage at Boston Airport

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Today I want to go through my list of key things you can do when an airline loses your bag. So what should you do when your bag doesn’ t arrive at baggage claim? Stay Calm. Bottom Line . An airline mishandling your luggage is a stressful way to start a vacation or work trip, and it can

You ’ve just reached your holiday destination; you are so excited and can’ t wait to hit the pool. The last thing you need to do is to pick up your bag, and you are ready to go. You patiently wait at the luggage claim. Something tells you that it’s taking too long.

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Thankfully, Jordan Bishop of How I Travel has come up with a way to reduce the chances of you being in the 5%.

"Losing luggage is never ideal, but there are a few things you can do ahead of time if the worst happens," he says.

"At check-in, always take a photo of your luggage tag which is given to you with your boarding pass. That way, if your bag is misplaced, you still have your luggage details to hand."

But what happens if you do end up losing your luggage? Jordan has more advice:

"In most cases you should be able to claim compensation with your airline", he says. "Passengers are protected by the Montreal Convention, which is designed to protect travelers if air travel goes wrong."

What Should You Do If You Leave Something Important on a Plane?

  What Should You Do If You Leave Something Important on a Plane? There's nothing quite like that sinking feeling you get the moment you realize you've left something important on a plane.&nbsp;If you notice the missing item a short time after you've deplaned, then hurry back to the arrival gate, because there's still a chance your plane is at the gate. Planes have to be cleaned after everyone gets off, so if you think fast enough, this is the simplest solution to get your belongings back. Make sure you know what seat you had on the plane, because the employee helping you will be able to find what you're looking for more easily if they can go directly to your seat.

According to aviation technology company SITA's 2017 baggage report, fewer than six bags per 1 ,000 travellers go missing so the odds of an airline losing your suitcase are slim. But if you are unlucky enough to part ways with your luggage , what do you do ?

13 Things Airlines Don’ t Want to Tell You (But Every Flier Should Know). Most of us require you to file a report within a very short time period. If you miss the deadline, your claim may be denied. This is what you should do next if your luggage is lost .

Simply check this chart to make sure you're eligible for a reimbursement. And what if none of that works?

Jordan recommends buying your flights "with a credit card that has additional baggage insurance included. While the airline should reimburse you for the cost of your bag and reasonable expenses, it's sensible to have a backup in case things don't go to plan."

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