While I’m on vacation this week, I’m delighted to share travel tips straight from their sources. Today’s simple yet genious idea comes to you from Jane at Air, Land, and Sea.
One of the things I absolutely don’t like after a flight is going to the luggage carousel to look for my luggage. I try to minimize my frustration of trying to find my suitcase by getting a less popular color. There are so many black, red and navy blue suitcases that after a while they all begin to look alike, at least to me. I’ve tied bright bows, pom poms, etc on the handles but the bows become untied and pom poms have broken off. I needed to put my thinking cap back on and find something that would make my suitcase stand out so that I could find it more easily and others would know that it definitely was not their suitcase.
While I was thinking about that, I also had wondered this year when we flew to Sydney, Australia and had three connections how I could describe my suitcase in the event it became separated from us. I thought it was a high likelihood with the number of connections that we had.
I could use the duct tape and run it on the front, back and sides of my suitcase. That surely would be unique and it wouldn’t have to be permanent. I bought some and did exactly that:
Now that I solved the problem of identifying my luggage my next step was figuring out how to describe it. Rather than just saying a blue suitcase with penguin duct tape on it, I took a photo of my suitcase as I gave it to the airline personnel as well as double checking the tags that were put on my suitcase. I know that accidents can happen and wrong destinations can be put on by accident but I like to try to minimize the risk of losing it. I take lots of photos.
What do you do to try to keep track of your luggage?
Many thanks to Jane for being way more creative than Becky. Look for more of Becky’s posts upon her return and enjoy reading articles by great guest authors in the meantime. Interested in submitting your own guest post? Check out the editorial suggestions and contact Becky with your idea.
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