Travel Tips

Know Before You Go: How to Prevent & Recover Lost Luggage

Peter likes to say there are two kinds of bags: carry-on and lost. Yes, shipping a bag can be an easy solution, but it’s not the only option. These days, technology has evolved. From a special feature in an airline app to a specialized GPS tracker, there are new tools to help you track your bags after you check in so there are no surprises at baggage claim.

This week Alyssa Caverley continues her Know Before You Go series with five tips to help you prevent lost luggage and recover your bags if the worst-case scenario happens.

For more time and money-saving secrets, check out the other episodes of Know Before You Go series including how to find affordable accommodations, how to travel home for less, how to survive a road trip, how to sight-see on public transportation, how to find free Wi-Fi, how to pack everything into a carry-on and when to upgrade an economy seat. Plus, if you need to upgrade your travel gear, we have a guide to finding the best gifts and gear for travelers.

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