Showing posts with label Packing Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Packing Tips. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What to Do If You Lose Your Luggage In Another Country

It is one of a traveller’s worst nightmares. When you realise that your baggage is lost it is really irritating. There are many instances where your baggage can be lost either by airlines or left some where not remembering where it was last.

We can take some precaution relating to baggage lost in transit by the airlines. Sometime lost bags are only delayed as airlines have sophisticated systems of tracking them down and can do it within few hours, sometimes chances are there that the bags are simply got on the wrong flight.

It is an awful experience when an airline loses your luggage and it happens to hundreds of passengers experience every single day. They are left only with the clothes they have travelled in and will be spending most of the money on last minutes T- shirts and toiletries to carry with them.

Don’t panic first thing talk to the representative of your airlines you have travelled at the airline baggage counter, which can be found near the baggage carousel. Always keep the luggage receipt for every bag you checked when you first arrived at the airport .This will help the attendant to determine if your luggage is delayed, left in transit or lost.

Always know certain law about the airlines like the airlines will pay reasonable expenses until they are receipt s is important. If your luggage is deemed lost, many airlines claim allowance, which is usually printed on the back of your ticket, it is important to take these claim allowances into careful consideration especially when you are packing.

There are certain prevention that can eliminate hassles:

Avoid connecting flights when you are planning your air travel. Take off all the old tags from the flight you have already travelled, as these may confuse the person responsible for sending the luggage.

Always see that the correct destination tags are attached to the bags.

Put a label on the bag with the address and phone numbers. Use something to differentiate your suitcase such as color ribbon to help avoid someone with similar looking bag from taking it by mistake.

The best way to identify your suitcase more easily is by taking a snap shot.

The airline can take few hours to a month to locate your bag and another four weeks to three months to reimburse you. For that they will offer you travel voucher worth more than the cash they owe you. But you should make sure those aren’t expired or blackout dates.

Always keep your packing list in your carry bag along with a pair of clothes if required when baggage are lost. This way you won’t forget anything of important when the airlines representative asks you to submit the itemised list of what you packed.

Never assume that your delayed luggage will be delivered to you for free. Negotiate with the airline first.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Packing Tips and Trick for a Perfect Travel

Packing Tips
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Everyone wants to pack light during their trip. Some of them are successful, but other cannot be the same they bring everything so much even the kitchen sink. When going on our holidays most of us have certain ways of packing our things from folding to coding your pants. Packing light is a process not a goal. These are a few tips to lighten your baggage.

Some travellers zero down their luggage by carrying few things, some focus on clothing, others on Toiletries.
Never buy a suitcase that is bigger than carry on size. If you have a small suitcase then you will never think of over packing.

If travelling by air, pack a day pack inside the full-size bag. So at the airport you can take out the second bag and carry them both, this way you will not lose your bag and baggage handling fees is also saved.

Leave those bulky jackets and boots and go in for merinowool which is super lightweight, it play a role for both the hot weather and cold weather. You can wear the warm clothes for days together and still won’t smell. This way your suitcase will be light. Make place to keep for the souvenirs.

Always go in for synthetic material for undergarment instead of cotton because they are lighter in weight and don’t take a lot of space. They also dry quicker.

Only pack clothes for 7 days, even if you are travelling for a long time. It is easy to find a laundromat once a week rather than carrying extra weight with you the entire trip.

Check your packing list or lay out everything you plan to take .and finally select whether the item is required or not by this your packing will be very light.

Once you Layer your clothes.Choose a colour combination and pack only pieces that match so that you can mix and match and layer to create different looks. By this there is no need to carry separate outfits.

Don’t carry toiletries. You can buy for cheap rates anywhere. But if you are visiting a village then buy your toiletries from your destination.

Take only two pairs of shoes one you can wear during your travel and use it for everything from hiking to happy hours. And a light pair of loafers for more dressy travel occasions.

Usually wherever you go you can almost buy anything so it is better to pack half of what you think you’ll need so that your baggage turns lighter.

Forgo towels because most of the hotels provide you with it.

Many don’t want to use their mobile internet abroad .For this save all your important maps and routes to your phone or print them on the paper or Download guide book on your phone so that it will carry less weight.

To keep your clothes smelling fresh add in the baggage a scentedlavender bag.

So keep in mind these few tips and tricks for packing. So that you can go light and enjoy your holidays.