21 Nov Tips to recover lost luggage
During the peak season it is essential to know what to do in case you loose of baggage and how to recover it, as it is one of the most common eventualities you can find during this term.
We will give you some guidelines and tips to help you on how to get your back your luggage and make your trip and your holiday a little calmer.
Every year we lose a remarkable number of luggage in many travel points such as airports, so it is very important to know what to do in that case.
How to get lost luggage
The most basic advice that can be given if we talk about luggage is that this must be secured with a padlock to prevent any type of theft, an easy and simple recommendation that is not always followed. It is essential to avoid trouble during the trip.
One of the first thing we must know is that, according to statistics, the majority of lost luggage occur to travelers who have chosen a trip with several stops flying, so it must be possible to avoid a trip with many connections.
Another simple tip is to carry your personal items and the most needed ones (documents, money, things of value, cards, etc.) in your hand luggage to avoid further eventualities.
In the case of suffering the loss of your luggage it is recommended to make a first exhaustive list of the objects you wore. This can be made at home. Once you have the list, you must give it to the airline’s counter, who will start all the procedures to start the remboursement of the items if they don’t appear in a determined period of time.
There is an international agreement on air transport that protects travelers in these cases and helps to recover at least part of our objects. It is also advisable to have a look online before you start the trip.
You have the right to claim for your items if after a few days your bags have not appeared, and you must go to the offices of the contracted airline to provide your complete data, name, address, ID number, and phone number so they can notify you if your luggage has finally appeared.
If your luggage does not appear, what usually happens is that the company undertakes, under your demand, a fair compensation for damages, that let you recover, at least, some amount lost.