What Information Should Be (or not) On Your Luggage Tag

August 27, 2018

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As plans are make to head home for the holidays it's time to talk about your luggage.  If one of your gifts this year is to pay the $25 baggage fee that is standard on nearly every airline, we need to spend a little time on the luggage tag. While most luggage does arrive with you at your destination, there is a chance it may be lost.  The good news is that 97% of lost bags are returned within two days but you can reduce that time with a secure luggage tag with legible information. Quite simply, all luggage tags should list the owner’s name, email address, and a phone number. You may want to skip your address as less likely to be targeted for a robbery while you are away. However placing try address of the hotel you are staying in is a plus. But if you’re worried about luggage being lost on the return flight, consider listing a work address instead of home. Finally, as a backup, draft an email that includes a photo of your luggage, its dimensions and your contact information (phone number and work address) that you can forward to the airline in the event your luggage goes missing.

SOURCE: Travel + Leisure

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