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Smooth Luggage Check In

Aug 17, 2007
For any traveler for that matter, whether a jet-setter or one who is just beginning to explore the world, luggage would be one of the primary concerns since these basically contain all belongings as well as necessary articles needed for the trip. With the ever-growing security concerns of traveling, stricter restrictions have been imposed when you travel including several items that could no longer be included in your carry on luggage and would have to be placed in your check-in luggage.

It is strongly advised that after you have booked and purchased your travel tickets try to find out the number of carry on luggage you can take with you and the allowable weight. You can usually find this on the confirmation that you will receive or on your airline ticket. If the papers you have do not indicate any of this information your travel agent or the airline can provide the necessary information that you require.

It is best that you stay within the allowable allowance for baggage. The worst case would be the airline denying acceptance of your excess luggage but in most scenarios you will just be made to pay a fee for the excess luggage.

Your luggage should be properly labeled for easy identification. Luggage tags are appropriate but these can sometimes be accidentally removed especially if not securely fastened. In this manner contact information should also be placed inside the luggage which will come in handy if the luggage tags somehow get lost. Putting identifying marks on your luggage like probably colored ribbons or a distinguishing bag tag makes it effortless for you to identify your luggage on the baggage carousel as well as prevent other people from picking it up in case your luggage is identical or similar in design with theirs.

Always keep the claim stubs of your checked in luggage. These are very important in claiming your baggage as well as when your luggage gets accidentally lost. If you don't find your luggage, report the matter immediately. Chances are your luggage may either have been sent on the wrong plane or may have been left but you will definitely and eventually get them.

If you will be bringing electronic gadgets with you like a laptop, cellular phone, MP3 player and others, make sure that you bring with you proper cases to protect these items just in case you will be asked to have them checked in.
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