HAVING an airline lose your suitcase is one of the worst ways to start a holiday.
But there is a way to take some of the pain out of it – should the worst happen.
Alamy Swap some items with your travelling companion’s just in case the worst should happen with your suitcase[/caption]
Ordinary Traveller recommends packing some items from your travelling companion’s suitcase into yours, and vice versa.
Then if one of the cases goes missing you’ll at least have some of your stuff on hand while you wait to get your bag back.
This can include essentials such as underwear, warm jumpers, spare contact lenses and swimwear.
It will take some organisation but will be worth it if the worst happens.
British doctor Tamasine Hedderly’s suitcase was lost earlier this year for two weeks – and returned to her shredded by easyJetIt turns out out that six in every 1,000 passengers will have their suitcases lost in-transit.
Earlier this year easyJet lost a Brit’s suitcase for two weeks – and when it came back it was shredded.
The traveller’s luggage even contained all of her valuables, as cabin crew had insisted on the hand luggage going in the hold just before she boarded the flight.
Dr Tamasine Hedderly was travelling from London Gatwick to the Italian city with a friend to give a lecture on April 29, when a flight attendant insisted the hand luggage was checked – even though it contained jewellery and other expensive items.
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Staff insisted that the bag would be safe, but when Dr Hedderly waited at the luggage carousel in Rome, her bag failed to show.
The 47-year-old from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, told Sun Online Travel: “We were away for a nice weekend so I had packed my new Dune shoes, two Karen Millen dresses, my hardwearing Colombia jacket, sunglasses and everything in the bag.”
Sun Online Travel previously revealed that a Brit was forced to spend a week abroad without her vital medication after the airline lost her bag.