What could be a worse experience for any traveler than losing his or her luggage? Just asking for assistance from the airport personnel and following up on the status of your lost luggage can be very bothersome and a pain in the neck. The problem may even last until you have returned to Australia. So perform all precautionary measures to ensure that your luggage will not get lost during your travel.
Here at Best Melbourne Airport Parking, we want all our customers to have a stress-free and smooth pre-departure experience. In our own little way, our staff members are trained to keep watch of your luggage to prevent it from getting stolen while you’re busy unloading your travel bags. And we have compiled a list of tips that can help everyone ensure that their luggage remains intact throughout their trip.
1. Travel light
Carrying multiple travel bags will not only lead to sore back and shoulders—it can also make it harder for you to track everything. If you can travel with just one bag, the better. It is a lot easier to keep an eye on a single bag than three or more bags.
2. Take photos of your luggage
In case your luggage goes missing, you can show the photos to the airport personnel, making it easier for them to identify and locate your bags.
3. Attach an easily noticeable bag tag
Have you ever seen luggage tags in funny designs while you’re waiting for your bag at the baggage carousel? They look like that for a good reason—eccentric bag tags make it easy for their owners to notice and retrieve their bags. So get your bag a tag so that you can easily recognize it. That way, people won’t mistake your bag for their own and pick them up.
4. Remove those old airline stickers
Even if you are the busiest person in the world, take the time to remove the old stickers placed by the airport personnel on your bags. If you keep those tags intact on your next flight, it is likely to confuse the airport personnel and make them transport your bags in a different place.
5. Include your contact information
Make sure that your bag tag and even inside the bags have your contact information. Add your travel itinerary just for a precautionary measure. Doing so will help the airport personnel easily contact you in case your luggage goes to a wrong location.
6. Have your luggage insured
Yes, it is an added expense, but it is like paying for peace of mind knowing that chances of your bags getting lost will be low.
7. List your luggage content
List down the items, a short description of each (e.g., color, brand, size, etc.), and the number of each item. The list will make it easy for you to confirm that you are the owner of the luggage when it gets lost and is found by the airport personnel.