Airline passengers should avoid leaving old baggage tags on their checked bags as it could lead to a travel disaster, according to an executive at a tech company that specializes in preventing baggage loss.
Losing your luggage is one of the biggest nightmares when traveling, especially after a long flight, but it does existYou can take steps to mitigate this risk.
yohanna Gegotold The US Sun in an exclusive interview that it’s important to make sure your luggage doesn’t have flight information stored in it from your most recent trip.the head of tagging at the baggage tracking technology company
“Before checking your bags, remove any old baggage tags or stickers from previous trips,” the travel expert said.
“This reduces the risk of confusion and ensures that the correct destination information is displayed on your luggage.”
Yohanna said it’s also good to match the information on your luggage with your ticket.
“When you’re collecting your checked baggage at your destination, always make sure the baggage claim tag matches the information on your ticket,” Yohanna said.
“Check the number, color or other distinguishing feature of the label againto make sure you choose the right bag.
Yohanna said passengers should also not assume that their checked baggage will be secure during transit.
“While airlines and transportation providers take precautions to handle luggage with care, accidents can happen,” the expert said.
Yohanna also advised travelers to choose luggage that is suitable for the journey to their destination.
“Don’t assume your bag will remain completely intact during transit,” the expert said.
“Consider using durable luggage or protective cases to minimize the risk of damage.”
Yohanna also shared some tips on packing your carry-on and checked baggage.
“Pack your most important and valuable items such as medicines, travel documents, electronics and valuable jewelry in a carry-on bag,” said the expert.
“This ensures that even if you lose your checked baggage, you still have your most important belongings with you.”
While there are technologies like the Gego GPS to help you track your luggage, it’s important to be prepared for anything. That’s why Yohanna also listed things to avoid when packing your checked baggage.
“Avoid putting important documents such as passports, ID cards, itineraries or valuable items such as jewelry, electronics or cash in your checked baggage,” the expert said.
“Keep these items in your carry-on baggage to minimize the risk of loss or theft.”