Tips that will help to protect luggage at airport

The safety of our luggage is something that worries us when we are going to travel or when we are back home with purchases and souvenirs. Not surprisingly, the loss or misplacement of suitcases is frequent and, unfortunately, also the theft of the most valuable of its contents, when we check them in. That is why today we give you these tips that will help you protect your luggage, if you go on a trip soon.

In addition to not neglecting your suitcases and always keeping them close, not leaving them unattended for even a moment while you go to the bathroom or get a soda from a vending machine, these tips will help you, as far as possible, to avoid or do more difficult that you have problems so that its content remains intact.

Tips to protect your suitcases

These tips are intended to help you ensure that your luggage arrives intact and undamaged, and at the same time to avoid if it is possible that your belongings may be stolen or stolen. If you can think of more practical tips, leave us a comment so that we all know your tricks.

Close the suitcase with a padlock or use a ring to join the zippers

Those who want to open your suitcase will waste a lot of time opening it if you have a suitable padlock or put a ring. It is not that it is worth much as protection but surely they will choose to choose another to open and plunder rather than take longer to open yours.

Put a label with your information on the outside and put a business card inside each suitcase

This helps so that if the suitcase is lost due to errors in billing or for any other reason, whoever finds it can forward it to your home. In my opinion it is better to put the address of the company where you work and not our home address, so that they can deliver it there if the suitcase appears while we are traveling.

Take a picture of your suitcase

Although we know how to distinguish our suitcase from others when it leaves the baggage carousel, it may not be so easy for us to describe it if it gets lost. All current suitcases are similar. A trolley, with wheels and a handle, black or blue.” can describe hundreds of different suitcases. If we have it photographed, we can give that clue and make it easier for it to appear earlier.

Put a tape around your suitcase

We do not say it for the same reasons that we recommend using a padlock or a ring that joins the zippers, which is to prevent theft. Putting a tape or a belt around the suitcase protects it from accidentally opening due to the blows it can suffer when being handled by the check-in and loading staff. Many times the suitcases explode and we see the contents distributed by the tape and a half-open suitcase come out. So we avoid it in a simple way.

Wrap your suitcases in plastic or kitchen film

A roll of transparent film like the one we use in the kitchen can help us wrap our suitcase like the companies that do it at the airport, in a simple and very cheap way. If you have room in your luggage, you can put the roll in when you go and use it to protect your suitcase when you return.

Keep billing receipts in a safe place

When checking in, they will give us a receipt that allows us to track the suitcase and follow up in case of loss. It does not hurt to photograph what they stick in the suitcase and have it on hand in case our luggage is lost.

Better suitcases with four wheels than two

Trolley type suitcases can have two or four wheels. Those with four wheels are easier to handle and it is not necessary to drag them since they can be carried by the side or pushed. Today, they are similarly priced.

The best thing is that if a wheel breaks during the trip, those with four wheels can continue to function comfortably while those with two wheels, if they lose one during handling, will be lame and very difficult to carry, except by carrying them..

Put valuables in your hand luggage

No matter how secure our suitcase and our padlock are, and no matter how much we protect it, it is easy to open any suitcase, especially for those who may try to plunder us. There are many suitcases to put on the plane and it takes a while to put them on. In addition, there are airports where things tend to disappear more frequently, so it is worth taking precautions.

It is preferable that things of value go with us. Computers, tablets, cameras, passport and money go much better in our handbag. In addition, as I already told you here, it is advisable to always carry a change of clothes and essential things in your handbag – medicines, toiletries, etc. – in case the suitcase is lost, so as not to be left without it until the luggage appears.

A rigid or semi-rigid suitcase can better protect your objects

Sometimes our suitcases will be forced to travel in very small spaces and it is possible that they do not have to go in the best part.

Use suitcases that are not ostentatious

A new suitcase, with a fashionable brand and an enviable design can be a lure for potential thieves. It is preferable to use more discreet luggage that does not appear to contain valuables.

Never leave your suitcase abandoned

This is how we began the collection of tips, noting that the most important thing is to always have the suitcase next to us, always in sight and without neglecting ourselves too much. Do not abandon the suitcase or leave it unattended or it is likely that when you come back for it it is gone. It is possible that the airport staff have removed it -for security reasons- or it is also possible that someone has your suitcase and you will never see it again.

If you can think of more tips to protect luggage, leave us a comment and your tricks will be useful for everyone. Have a good trip!!

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