Tips on How to Avoid Lost Luggage

Bags get lost, stolen, opened by dishonest employees, or break open while being handled. The occurrence rate for this is low, but it does happen. Nearly 1.8 million pieces of luggage were lost, stolen, or damaged by major U.S. airlines in 2012—and that’s just on domestic flights.That is a mishandling of 3.09 bags per 1,000...

New Smartphone App Checks the Status of Your Luggage an...

Ever been sitting on the plane and wondering whether your bags are too? With the new Delta app feature you can even track your bags while in flight. Delta passengers can download a free smartphone app that features, among other things, a way to for travelers to track their bags, even while in flight.  Whether it’s a flight...

Understanding Luggage Insurance Offer by the Airlines

Airlines are required by U.S. regulations to compensate travelers for up to $3,300 in the event that checked bags are lost or damaged. But that’s only for domestic travel. For most international flights, bag liability is limited to approximately $9.07 per pound for checked bags, which is virtually nothing (a 30 lb. bag...

Luggage Handlers Caught on Video Mishandling Your Bags

Don’t pack valuables or breakables in check luggage Ever wonder what happens with your luggage when you give it to the airlines?  Most of the time…nothing…. You pick up your luggage at your final destination and you are on your way.  However, ever wonder why luggage becomes damaged when the airlines handle...

Travel Scams to Avoid on Your Next Trip

The Most Common Travel Scams You Want to Avoid on Your Next Trip Read on to learn a few of the tricks that sneak thieves and con artists have waiting in store for you in. The purpose of the scams is to steal from you. The scammers want your possession or your money. You want to hold onto both. So read the below as an eye...

Travel Insurance for Your Luggage

What Does Travel Insurance Cover? Many of us are tempted to purchase travel insurance just in case the travel gods are not looking after us every leg of our journey. Travel insurance offers some important coverage, however, the theft of your property is another thing. The Policy When you buy a travel insurance policy, you need...