Lost Luggage Tips

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Feb 23rd, 2003, 07:18 AM
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Lost Luggage Tips

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to avoid lost luggage, it has now happend to me twice. Once Air France and the second time KLM. Though I eventualy got paid out by my travel insurance it was a lot of hassle.
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Feb 23rd, 2003, 07:36 AM
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Well, the obvious one is to have carry-on luggage only. I travel a great deal, so I've learned how to pack. I could be very comfortable with a carry-on for a trip up to about 10 days. If there are 2 of you traveling together, you could almost have 3 carry-ons if you don't carry a lot of electronics or presents.
If you can't do without a check-in luggage, make sure it has your name and address in many different places. Have a good strong permanent leather name tag attached, plus take 1 or even 2 airline tags, filled out and put them on the outside of the luggage. Make a list of the luggage content and put a xeroxed copy inside the luggage with another sheet of paper with your name address and phone # and even the flight # you will be on.
The xerox is to "possibly" stop an airline employee from stealing from your suitcase. I do say "possibly", but regardless it can't hurt.
Make sure you don't pack any valuables. That includes jewelry, electronics or anything that could be sold to your local pawn shop.
This should help about 90% of the time, but as the airlines move millions of pieces of luggage daily, there will always be a possibility of lost luggage.
Good Luck!
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Feb 23rd, 2003, 08:00 AM
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Was the luggage sent to the wrong place? Did you recover it? More particulars, please.
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Feb 26th, 2003, 02:13 PM
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And who said there will be no commercial posts on Fodor's after registration?
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Feb 26th, 2003, 02:22 PM
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Faina, did you call Fodors' editors attention to this?
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Feb 26th, 2003, 03:01 PM
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Nuh, just wondering
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