You are all set to embark upon your next trip! You have purchased your tickets and your bags are packed. There is just one more obstacle to conquer before you can relax on the beach or explore a foreign land: the flight. Everything will be right on track if you and your bags reach the same location on schedule.
There are some steps you can take to ensure that this happens; or, if you and your luggage do get separated, you can be reunited sooner rather than later. Follow these tips for flying:
When Standing in Line Waiting to Collect Your Ticket, Take a Photo of Your Luggage.
You can use the camera on your phone to keep track of your luggage. With that photograph you know you have a record of your luggage with you. In the event that your luggage is misplaced, you can easily provide the airport with a visual document that will make the process of locating your belongings much easier.
Make Copies of Your Itinerary.
Place a copy in each piece of luggage that you have with you. In the event you or your luggage gets lost, then whoever opens the luggage will see where you are going and be able to forward your luggage to you.
Learn How to Say "Thank You" in the Language of the country You are Visiting.
Your travel experience will be far more pleasant if you make an effort to thank your hosts in their native language. Here's a great list of phrases you may need to know while traveling. Your hosts will appreciate your attempt to connect with them, giving you a leg up on everyone else.
Use these tips for flying and traveling to take some of the stress out of your next trip, especially when things may not be going according to plan.