Luggage tag

Mar 30th, 2017, 01:01 PM
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Luggage tag

Usually I have had my home address on the luggage tag. But getting a new tag ready for my upcoming trip that will take 3 flights to reach the destination. Thus, thinking I should have the destination address on the tag this time.

Wondering if anyone can share their opinion/advice on the subject.
Thanks, have a great day.
ileen is online now  
Mar 30th, 2017, 01:23 PM
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I never label my luggage and if I did, I would never put my home address on it for all to see.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 01:31 PM
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I often have multi-stop itineraries so I've used these for years, an envelope that attaches to the outside of my bag and contains a printed itinerary & contact information. Notice in many languages about what's inside.

The latest version has straps that seemed not as strong as previous incarnations so I bought these, indestructible:
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Mar 30th, 2017, 02:25 PM
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IME, when a bag gets "lost", it won't be the baggage handler in Vladivostok or Anchorage who will put it back on track but the agent where you report the missing bag. Usually at baggage claim of your final destination when the bag does not appear on the belt.
The agent will be able to trace your bag on the spot (best case) or later. But will also make you fill out a form with your contact data and address.

It can get a bit complicated when the official baggage tag (the one you get at check-in) gets ripped off and is gone. So any type of contact data in the accessible parts of the bag can be helpful.

Contact data is obviously useless if you cannot be reached at your final destination. Having a working mobile phone and/or data plan should help.

Since the worst thing that can happen is a missing bag tag, I always make sure that the smaller extra stickers of the printed bag tags are also put on my bags. Some check-in agents tend to forget that.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 07:29 PM
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I put a piece of paper with my flight number, phone number and destination address and phone number inside an unlocked outer pocket on my bag. The luggage tag has my home address but not easily visible - on my current bag it tucks into a pocket.
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Mar 30th, 2017, 08:49 PM
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I have never (well, not in the last 20 or 30 years) put my address on a luggage tag.

I do put a phone number or sometimes my e-mail address. I do what thursdaysd suggests w/ an itinerary and contact info in the bag or an outer pocket.
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Mar 31st, 2017, 12:15 AM
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I also put my cell number and email address and on the flip side home and destination address.
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Mar 31st, 2017, 04:14 AM
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I do it a little different. Never any address, anywhere, of course ... but a paper inside with flight and accommodation itinerary with addresses and phone numbers.

My luggage tags are metal and printed with name, home phone and city, and my two most used frequent flyer numbers, on which airlines over 95% of my flights are booked. With that, someone of authority can make contact and quite easily arrange for bag recovery.
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Mar 31st, 2017, 07:33 AM
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>>and my two most used frequent flyer numbers<<

Ooh -- that is a good idea. Thanks
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Mar 31st, 2017, 08:56 AM
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I am like NoFlyZone. A friend created a great Itinerary template that I re-create for each trip and slide into the netted top portion inside my suitcase. It's folded once and I have in a huge font ITINERARY in red that is clearly visible.
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Mar 31st, 2017, 01:22 PM
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I put my phone number on the tag and I put several business cards in the luggage.
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Apr 1st, 2017, 07:39 AM
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Thanks for all these great ideas.
I will be using all of them and praying that the luggage reaches it destination along with me.

Have a beautiful spring weekend.
ileen is online now  
Apr 15th, 2017, 07:17 PM
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I don't put my home address on my luggage tag. I put my e-mail address on it along with an emergency number contact if something should happen.

Happy Travels!
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May 5th, 2017, 01:12 AM
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I put a piece of paper with my flight number, phone number and destination address and phone number of hotel i am staying. if it cant somehow get there i put also home addres.
i flew with last month and they manage to f.... ewerything. But they asured me its on my way home so...
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