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Travel TIP Tuesday: Photograph Your Luggage and Its Contents
If you’re like most people, you think, “It will never happen to me.” But our editor is here to tell you, her husband, who only flies a few times a year, has had his bags misplaced more times than many of our frequent-flyer clients. And not just ‘misplaced and it was located two hours later, but missing for three days on a transatlantic flight. That’s why we recommend to always photograph your luggage before you take a trip!
You may think it will never happen to you, but when it does, it can be far more than just an inconvenience. We once had a client traveling for an industry entertainment event whose bag was misplaced with a $75,000 dress inside. While most of us aren’t packing $75,000 designer gowns in our bags, many don’t think twice about packing an entire outfit for a special event, such as wedding.
In the unfortunate event you become a victim of misplaced bags, you can make things easier on yourself by photographing your luggage and its contents before you fly. Why? It will help airline baggage handling agents to identify your bags, and you’ll be able to further prove it’s yours if you have images of the contents. You’ll also need it if you end up filing a claim with your travel insurance company.
Pro TIP: NEVER pack your most essential items in your checked bags. But if you must pack your special event outfit, consider storing your shoes and accessories in a carry-on. That way, if your luggage goes missing, you won’t have to replace your entire ensemble.
Baggage handling has improved with technology tenfold over the years. Travel and Leisure reported in 2017, there was a 12.5 percent reduction in mishandled bags year over year. Ten years ago, the chances of your bags being misplaced were 70 percent higher than it is today, with 18.8 bags per 1,000 going missing. Still, Forbes reports, “on average airlines in the United States lost around two bags out of every thousand.” Although that number is relatively low, there’s nothing worse than becoming a statistic.
Looking for more great Travel TIPS? Check out our past Travel TIPS below, and remember to bookmark this page to stay up to date on all things travel-related!
You can find our past Travel TIP Tuesdays here:
- Travel TIP Tuesday #1
- Travel TIP Tuesday #2
- Travel TIP Tuesday #3
- Travel TIP Tuesday #4
- Travel TIP Tuesday #5
If you missed our interview with Shout Out LA, check it out here:
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- ShoutOut LA: Interview with our Vice President
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Airport Assistance Worldwide has been providing passengers with airport meet and assist services at more than 500 airports around the globe for over 17 years. Our company founders have been on the front lines of the travel industry, helping passengers safely navigate the airports for more than three decades. We’re proudly headquartered in Los Angeles, just minutes from LAX airport. It’s where our niche industry was born in the late ‘80s, and it remains our main hub to this day.
Essential Airport Assistance Concierge Service
Our friendly agents will help with check-in, assist with luggage, escort through security, and make sure you get to your gate safely. We can also help with connections between flights, arrival services, assistance for families traveling with small children or the elderly, and more. Our airport escorts are trained professionals. They’ll know which security lines are quicker, what areas of the terminal are less crowded, and even where your favorite coffee kiosk is open. Need to grab a snack before your flight? We can help with that too. Elevate your next travel experience by reserving our airport assistance services today for your next journey.
We are in this Together
Things are changing rapidly, and Airport Assistance Worldwide remains dedicated to staying on top of your needs. When you’re ready, contact us to book our essential airport meet and assist services. We are in this together. When you’re ready to travel, we’ll be here to help get you through the airport swiftly and safely. Every step of the way.
— American travelers should check with Travel.State.Gov for the most up to date travel information. Travelers should also follow the guidelines of their local health services experts and government officials. All visitors should check with local health & safety requirements to learn what type of personal protective equipment is required, where and when it must be used, and other crucial regional information.
Coronavirus and Travel Resources
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
- Information on travel to other countries
- U.S. Department of State – Travel Advisories
- Travel Re-openings Global Timeline (Skift)
- To contact the CDC directly, please call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
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