It’s on Reddit that this former flight attendant has decided to share her advice to avoid losing or breaking your luggage during your vacation!
First, she advises to “put your contact details inside and outside your luggage. Bags can be ripped in the machines that move them, conveyor belts can tip them over on the floor, and these are just 2 examples. Better they have a way to contact you if there is a problem. »
Be careful, however, not to put a postal address! Indeed, if your belongings are stolen and your keys are in your luggage, this could tell thieves your home, giving them access to all your belongings.
Then, she advises not to put fragile objects at the bottom of your bag. “Fragile items should go in the center of the suitcase, not the bottom or the top. This way, whether your bag is loaded upright or lying down in the hold, your fragile items have a chance of arriving at their destination in one piece. »
Otherwise, affixing a “fragile” label remains a way of signaling that you have objects for which you must be careful during transport.
Finally, you should remove all tags from your previous luggage. “Get rid of all sticky tape from previous trips on your luggage. We get it, you’ve been to other places in the world. Don’t make it difficult for baggage handlers who need to quickly know which tug to send your luggage to. »
Also, the more tags there are, the more likely the bag is to be damaged or lost during transit. “Treadmills can grab these items and destroy your bag. Also, do not use thread or tape. For the same reason ! »