Checking Luggage Doís and Doníts
By: Jerry Smith
As with everything else in life there are Ďrulesí
governing the checking of your luggage when you travel. They arenít real
complicated. Rather, they are more like common sense things to do. Paying
attention to these tips could make your checking in an easier
Do check airlines and other transportation modes to see
what their policies are regarding checked luggage and carry on luggage.
Most have a weight limit or a quantity limit. You should also check to see
if the company has a luggage tracking service and how to make a claim in
the event of damage or loss.
Do label your bags clearly with your
name, address, and phone number. It sometimes recommended that you list
your destination as well. This information should be placed inside your
luggage as well along with your itinerary. You must definitely remove any
old luggage tags that might cause your luggage to be misrouted. You might
want to put colorful straps on the outside of your luggage to prevent it
from popping open and possibly theft.
Do go directly to the
luggage claims area to retrieve your luggage. This will help prevent loss
and theft and get you out of the airport or depot that much faster. If you
delay in retrieving your luggage it could be lost, damaged or
Do carry on such things as keys, medicine, computers and
computer equipment, important documents including travel documents, and
jewelry. Cash, cameras, and other personal and highly valuable.
Donít check bags that donít close properly-they could pop open.
Donít check any bag with missing or broken parts, this will prevent
further damage. Donít over pack as this can strain the frames, seams,
and/or zippers. Donít check bags that are meant to be carry on bags. These
include briefcases, tote bags, or garment covers. Donít forget to have
can help you. Find out how thousands
of people have been helped with the advice and information. Visit this
link for details: Cheap