How to save a suitcase during the flight?
A suitcase is an indispensable thing for any person, because it is he who accompanies us on every trip, becomes a faithful companion on vacation and keeps our belongings carefully. How to save the life of a suitcase and not lose it on the trip? How to return your items when you lose with minimal damage to yourself? We will tell about it in the article.
That is your long-awaited vacation. Those who have not yet had time to decide on a place of rest and buy a ticket, he starts to ring round and run around, and who has it all right, he starts collecting a suitcase. And here, too, a list of necessary things, shops, a new swimsuit, an evening dress, swimming trunks, shorts, sunblock and sunbathing cream, sunglasses ... Everything twists into a whirlwind of emotions and a feeling of imminent relaxation.
Sometimes at the airport it is pleasant to watch the travelers. Some have a small bag, others have a huge suitcase for a week. Everywhere fuss, queues, people are nervous, someone is tired of waiting for the flight, someone is standing on the baggage packaging.
One of the unpleasant events that can happen and darken the rest, is the loss of luggage. The reasons for this may be completely different. The rating of airlines of Russia, Ukraine and foreign carriers does not play any role in reliability.
So buy yourself a suitcase so that it is somehow different from others. Maybe a bright color design. Or, as a last resort, turn the same type into a unique one.
Attach a tag to the handle. Give your last name, first name and telephone number. You can tie a ribbon, stick a sticker or sew, for example, a penguin stripe. Also, do not forget to remove from the handles of bags or suitcases pasted information about the previous flight with your data and flight number.
Try to avoid short connections between flights. Especially often your luggage can get lost for this reason. Everything is in turmoil, everyone is in a hurry, and then this is the result. A huge number of passengers, rides on the sea rideschecked baggagesomething can be sent by negligence to another city or country.
To keep the bags intact, try not to stuff them tightly. Everyone knows how things are loaded and unloaded. Movers do not shift your suitcases like a crystal vase.Do not put in your luggage very valuable items, the loss of which will upset you even more.
If possible, wrap the bags with film. This service is provided at the airport and is mainly paid. Particularly economical can take advantage of cling film and do it at home before departure.
How to return lost luggage?
- Keep yourself in hand and try not to get upset. After all, nothing fatal happened, for connecting flights this is a common problem. Moreover, the law is here on your side.
- Go to the Lost & Found counter (usually it is close to the baggage claim) or contact your airline representative at the airport.
- You will need to write a statement about the loss either in free form or on a specified sample. In it you describe with maximum detail the appearance of the baggage, color, shape, distinctive features, the presence of tags, etc. Be sure to indicate the flight that you made the flight.
- Describe the personal items in the suitcase. It is not necessary to specify everything, make a brief description, you can list some special things, which can easily identify exactly your luggage.
- You will be asked to provide documents: a passport and a tear-off coupon of the baggage tag.
- Keep the original tag and one copy of the application and wait. Monitor the current situation through the World Tracer service.
- If after 21 days the baggage is not found, ask for compensation from the airline.
Most things are found soon and returned to the owners. And for reliability and confidence in the carrier, look at the rating of airlines of Russia and international airlines on the Internet, read reviews of passengers. Good luck everyone!