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 Milwaukee

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.

Once your luggage leaves the check in desk, it's in the hands on the airlines if you 'll see it again, and in what condition! What should you do if they lose , delay or damage your luggage ? What Does the Law Say About Baggage ? If your luggage is lost by the airline (and the same applies if it’s

Avoid lost luggage by getting to baggage claim quickly, using bag tracking devices, tags, and careful packing. In this post I’ll look at effective ways to keep your bag from being lost , and discuss what you should do in the unfortunate (but almost inevitable) event that it happens.

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.

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  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.

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When you go on vacation, the last thing you want to do is deal with airline headaches and lost luggage . And nothing is worst than that sinking feeling when everybody else from your flight has come and gone from baggage claim You can’ t always prevent your airline from losing your luggage .

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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."

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

  TSA Finds Giant 20-Pound Lobster in Luggage at Boston Airport Transportation Security Administration has confiscated many items found in luggage in the past, from a lipstick stun gun to martial arts throwing stars, according to the LA Times, but agents at Boston’s Logan Airport recently came across an item during screening that piqued their interest. Inside an insulated cooler flagged most likely from its X-ray image was a live, 20-pound lobster. The giant lobster was discovered on Sunday by a security agent, who also took a picture with it and posted the find on Twitter. .@TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggageincluding this 20+ pound lobster at @BostonLoganpic.twitter.com/euhyyO6F7V— Michael McCarthy (@TSAmedia_MikeM) June 26, 2017 “@TSA officers are skilled at screening all sorts of items in checked baggageincluding this 20+ pound lobster at @BostonLogan,” the tweet read. While transporting lobsters in luggage seems bizarre, it’s actually legal and even has a dedicated page on the TSA website. According to the agency, live lobsters are given the green light to be transported through checked baggage, but whether they’re allowed in carryon bags varies by airline. “A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container,” the TSA states. To read how to travel by plane with leftovers in your carryon, click here.

When you go on vacation, the last thing you want to do is deal with airline headaches and lost luggage . And nothing is worst than that sinking feeling when everybody else from your flight has come and gone from baggage claim You can’ t always prevent your airline from losing your luggage .

Use a Luggage Tracker. If you are really worried about losing your baggage or want to keep track of it at all time It is an easy habit to get into and might be the only thing that returns your lost luggage to you . This does not mean you should start yelling at the airline over the phone or in person.

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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