Hey, we’ve all been there, right? You get a great deal on a vacation package or you want to take a trip to visit family or friends. You diligently plan and pack accordingly. You get to your destination and realize that your luggage took a wayward turn somewhere. You end up hanging out in the same clothes you arrived in for several days at the mercy of an airline, or some other transportation authority, hoping that they find you luggage. Such is the life of the traveler. So here are some tips on how to track your luggage. I’m hoping this is never necessary but it’s always best to be prepared.
Unique Luggage Identifiers
It’s easier to spot your luggage if it looks unique to the rest of the pack. I’m not saying you should go out and buy custom-made luggage. There are a few simple things you can do to make your luggage easier to identify.
- Add a ribbon, sticker or even make a mark on your luggage with indelible marker.
- Make sure you have name tags that are good and sturdy
- Your name tags should be easy to read so that when it’s found, it will get to you faster
- Take a picture of your luggage before you check it in. I like to take a picture of my luggage because if my suitcase has any unique markings, it will hopefully be easier to find.
- Take measurements of your luggage both in inches and centimeters. Again, this is handy to know because it’s sometimes difficult to tell how big a suitcase is based on a picture.
- Also, don’t forget to weigh your luggage beforehand so there are no surprises when you check it in at the airport.
So now you know what you should do to prepare your luggage before your trip using unique luggage identifiers. But what if your luggage ends up being lost in transit? Then what do you do? What are your options? Maybe it’s time to track your luggage as well.
How to Track Your Luggage
There are now some really cool products on the market that allow you to track your luggage and other items very simply and easily. Not to mention, the price is right. I found some great products that can help give you a little peace of mind when you are traveling.