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  • Friday, July 21, 2017

  • Ho-Ho-Ho Travels and Insurance-I: Taking Care of Baggage

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    Author: Blog Writer


It’s time for that annual vacation—the delayed flights, the endless wait at the baggage carousel, and sleep-deprived passengers just waiting for their holidays to actually begin. The international travel insurance industry estimates that 32.8 million bags were lost last year, and the holiday season is one of the worst periods for lost baggage.

So, is there anything a passenger can do to minimize the fallout of lost baggage? First, experts say, is purchasing travel insurance with lost baggage benefits. This will help defray any additional expenses that may arise due to the baggage not arriving on time.

The most overlooked aspect of boarding a flight is reaching the airport on time. Ensure that you reach the airport with plenty of time, so that your baggage has time too. Also ensure that all earlier tags and barcodes are stripped off your luggage. It is also a good idea to use some distinctive markings to ensure that your luggage stands out.

Make a list of items inside your luggage and keep one inside the luggage, and one with you. It will help if your luggage needs to be matched with unidentified items. Remember too, to keep your most important items (camera, jewelry, prescription drugs, etc) in your carry-on luggage. And enjoy a hassle-free holiday!

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