I’m a baggage handler – here’s how to stop your suitcase getting lost at airport

A LUGGAGE handler has revealed the brilliant way you can prevent your suitcase from getting lost at the airport.

Losing your luggage while traveling is one of Brits’ biggest holiday nightmares.

The airport employee revealed a brilliant trick to avoid losing your luggage


The airport employee revealed a brilliant trick to avoid losing your luggage

Luckily, an airport employee took to social media to share a useful tip to avoid the horrific mishap.

The travel expert appeared in a TikTok video posted by Ontario International Airport explaining the hack.

In the footage, he urged travelers to be sure to remove all tags and stickers from previous flights on their luggage.

The representative said he had valuable information about your destination and possible flight connections.

Proud travelers like to leave several stickers and tags on their suitcase to remind them of their past vacations.

But they can be misinterpreted and your suitcase could accidentally end up in a different destination, ruining your trip.

He explained, “So if your month-old American sticker is there, there’s a chance he’ll scan it instead of that sticker.”

“It could end up there and not on the plane.”

The information scanned through the barcode on the tags is dated and the baggage is processed accordingly to ensure it arrives at the traveler’s location.

He pointed to the baggage conveyor belt and explained to the audience where the tags could be found.

“Let’s say you flew America and then, a month later, Southwest,” he said, pointing to the luggage on the conveyor belt.

“Well, there’s a little sticker for American that tells the computer to go there,” he explained.

Removing the labels will reduce the chance of mix-up and ensure the correct destination information is displayed on your luggage.

The TikTok video went viral on social media and has been viewed more than 470,000 times so far.

Hundreds of users rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts and experiences.

One user said: “I always remove the stickers after a trip to Brazil, on the way back to the US they send my luggage to New Zealand.”

Another added: “I found out this the second time I flew. I was a teenager and frustrated that the agent ripped off my old label. When she explained it to me, I’m now tearing everything down.”

A travel expert revealed a clever trick to avoid losing luggage when traveling by plane – or finding it again when needed.

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According to Instagram travel account @familytravelcolleenkelly, speed is number one.

Travel blogger Colleen shared the video with her 11,500 followers explaining how to prevent airlines from losing your luggage.

The expert urged travelers to always remove old labels


The expert urged travelers to always remove old labels

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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