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luggage stolen from airport baggage claim??

Aug 8th, 2003, 10:48 AM
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luggage stolen from airport baggage claim??

We flying into Vencie on Sept 22 - concerned about checking my bags for fear that someone will swipe them off the baggage claim before I get to them. I saw someone's response to not checking nice luggage, but does anyone have anything else to add? Thanks
Buck is offline  
Aug 8th, 2003, 10:54 AM
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boy, if ya worried about dat happening in "Vencie" i'd hate to be the second part of "we"

make sure to pack plenty of your ulcer medication
uh_no_ying1 is offline  
Aug 8th, 2003, 10:57 AM
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Our rule of thumb is Never, never, never take anything travelling that you would weep over losing.

Having said that, if you are careful and observant with your luggage, that's about all you can do! My luggage has never beaten me to the carousel. YMMV.
Koshka is offline  
Aug 8th, 2003, 11:14 AM
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"Nice" luggage wasn't meant to be checked on planes anyway...DURABLE luggage is, however, and I'll be VERY surprised if your luggage beats you to the claim area in Venice.
Aug 8th, 2003, 11:47 AM
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Since there are two of you, I suggest you pack a few articles of clothing in each other's bags. That way if one bag goes missing (highly unlikely) the unfortunate person will have a clean shirt, etc.
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Aug 8th, 2003, 11:53 AM
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Like Koshka, I have never arrived at baggage claim after my luggage.
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Aug 8th, 2003, 12:13 PM
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I don't think I've ever arrived at a baggage claim after my bags, either, even internationally.

I sort of think if you worry about things like that, travel must be too anxiety producing. What's the point of having nice luggage if you're afraid to use it, I'd say.

try valium or something
Christina is offline  
Aug 8th, 2003, 12:38 PM
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buck, ease up a bit. Do you really think unionized italian bag handlers are going to work that fast?
Aug 21st, 2003, 11:43 AM
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I know it has been a while since i posted this question...then i remembered i did and wanted to read the responses. All of you guys crack me up. I still don't know which bags i am taking, but don't seem to care as much anymore! Thanks!!
Buck is offline  
Aug 21st, 2003, 12:12 PM
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I suppose one possible alternative is to wear everthing you are going to take on the plane and check the luggage empty! They usually don't try to steal clothes off your back in Europe, especially not after they've had a chance to see it
Aug 21st, 2003, 12:46 PM
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good to see ya come back buck and laugh about it! most scream back at us as if we were trolls. how insulting! either that or go back to lurking on this board until they have a bulletproof question.

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