You may not have noticed it but the
incidents of airlines losing your luggage accidentally are quite a common thing
these days. It is quite shocking for someone to know that he/she has lost their
baggage while travelling. The person may not be worried about expensive clothes
or gadgets as much as they are worried about the travel documents which were
there in the luggage. There are people who don’t take any travel documents
along with them. They usually leave it back in the luggage. This habit proves
fatal when they lose the luggage. This is the most basic incident that could
happen to anyone on an overseas trip. If you are smart enough, you may carry
the necessary travel documents and valuables with you or else your trip could
end instantly as you may not have extra currency or travel documents to prove
your identity or the fact that you belong to a particular country.
Do you even know what could possibly
help you out in this situation? It is nothing else but travel insurance. These
are the times for which a person opts for travel insurance which most people
don’t pay attention to as they find it a wasteful expense.
Whether you are travelling to a romantic
destination with your loved one or a business trip to an international wing of
your company, you go through a lot of trouble in getting things together like
booking flight tickets, finalizing on the accommodation and arranging other
things like foreign currency, deciding on the places you plan to visit
(official or personal) etc. You try and book tickets and hotels to get the best
deals which could leave you with a significant amount to spend on the trip. You
may make all the necessary provisions in order to make your trip comfortable.
But, all your arrangements could for a toss if your baggage does not arrive on
the airport of your destination. This is the main reason why people stress on
buying a travel insurance policy.
How can you prevent losing your baggage?
Use luggage tags: Most people use luggage
tags to label their luggage. The luggage tag contains all the necessary contact
details of the person who owns the baggage. If you know where you are going to
stay, you can also mention the address and the room details on your luggage
tag. This helps a person track you in case you lose your luggage.
Early check-in: If you board a flight
late, the chances are that the baggage handler is in a rush. This could
increase the chances of losing luggage.
Click picture of your baggage: This will
help the airline staff to find your luggage in case you lose it instead of
mentioning the details about your baggage verbally. It is also useful when you
make a claim to the travel insurance company.
Give a distinct identity to your
luggage: Sometimes a fellow traveler could take your bag due to the color or
size confusion. You could keep a distinct identity of your baggage so that it
helps you/others to spot the difference.
Even after all the precautions, there
are chances that you may lose your baggage, hence you must always buy travel