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Lost Luggage

Never Lose Your Luggage Again With These 4 Tips

U.S. News Travel | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you're stuck at the airport looking at an empty luggage carousel with no suitcase in sight, it can feel like the odds aren't really in your favor.

When You Should Complain To An Airline

Map Happy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I suspect many flyers still take a lot lying down from airlines that they don't have to. And sometimes I run across something and wonder if a complaint is justified. Here are some flight travel situations in which kvetching might deserve some compensation.

How To Not Lose Your Luggage

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel

Aside from the hassle of booking a flight and coordinating airport pick-ups, there's only one thing we really dread about flying -- the possibility of...

This Is Kinda Like eBay, But For Lost Luggage

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel

As if you needed another incentive not to lose your luggage, Australia's Sydney Airport is auctioning off lost luggage travelers have left behind. ...

The 15 Coolest Things We Found Out About The Unclaimed Baggage Center

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel

Guitars, headphones, suitcases and vacuums -- an odd assortment of sorts, but the kind of things you'd expect to find at any local superstore around t...

To Ship or Not to Ship Your Luggage

Sonia Gil | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Wouldn't it be great if you could travel bag-free? There would be no bag-check lines, no waiting for luggage, no lost luggage and best of all, no restrictions. Well, it is entirely possible. And traveling with your beloved bicycle? That is possible, too. How? Ship it.

You Won't Believe What Airline Called This Couple

AP | By DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business


The Antidote to "I'm Sorry, But We Seem to Have Lost Your Luggage."

Heather Arias de Cordoba | Posted 04.22.2014 | Hawaii
Heather Arias de Cordoba

So if you're tired of all the crazy-cold weather, and on your way to Hawaii -- the land of sunshine, mai tais and warm tropical breezes, have peace-of-mind knowing your bags and toys will be waiting for you at your destination. It's convenient, guaranteed and worry-free.

The Essential 'Carry On' of Mindfulness

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Women
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

Like that "carry on" bag we bring on the plane or train that has all of what we need, I learned more of how to have the skills and techniques become the essential "carry on."

6 Common Travel Setbacks (And How to Deal With Them)

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

We've all been there. You arrive at the airport excited to jet off to a new destination and your flight is delayed. You get to your hotel only to realize it's overbooked and your room isn't available. Travel snafus can be frustrating, but they can also be remedied.

Confessions Of An Airport Baggage Handler | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel

HAS an airline ever lost or damaged your suitcase? Want to know what really happens to your bags when you wave them goodbye at the airport? We i...

The Tricks To Never, Ever Lose Your Luggage Again

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel

Nothing squashes a vacation dream like lost luggage. And if you don't want your suitcase to end up in the purgatory of forgotten airplane goods, it's ...

Five Ways To Avoid Cruise Hell

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

Plenty of things can go wrong on a cruise vacation. You could get seasick, or sleep through breakfast, or lose at blackjack, or puke over the rail, or god forbid be on a cruise ship that's lost power and drifting out to sea.

How Travel Has Changed Since I Was A Kid

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Travel
Lisa Belkin

My first airplane ride was when I was nine-years-old. My mom brought the three of us kids special travel outfits, and while I don't recall specifics, I do remember shiny white patent leather shoes. The stewardesses were exotic, the food was delicious, and the whole experience was glamorous. We visited the cockpit, and wore our tin pilot wings proudly back to our seats.

7 Ways To Prevent Lost Luggage

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel

Luggage tags can easily be torn off in the rough-and-tumble handling process, but a copy of your itinerary, placed on top of your belongings inside your bag, will almost certainly stay put.

What Losing My Luggage In Italy Taught Me About My Husband

Cathy Alter | Posted 07.20.2012 | Weddings
Cathy Alter

All this overzealous preparedness was probably a way of managing my anxiety, a belief that as long as I packed those fourteen tubes of lipstick, I'd avoid another kind of travel emergency.

Lose Your Luggage? This Couple May Have Bought It

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Picture this: you’re standing at the airport baggage claim after a long flight, waiting anxiously for your suitcase to come rolling down the ramp an...

Peter Darcy, Air Canada Passenger, Sues Airline Over Lost Christmas Gifts

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

One passenger is decisively not happy with the holiday treatment he received from an airline, and his complaints have nothing to do with weather delay...

OUCH: Passenger Sues American Airlines For $5 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When most of us lose our luggage, we get mad, maybe throw a temper tantrum and ask the airline in question for help. Not Danielle Covarrubias. First s...

Biden Visit Delays LAX Flights

The Wrap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Vice President Joe Biden held up airplane traffic for hours on Friday night at Los Angeles International Airport after an appearance on Jay Leno 's 'T...

Lost and Found: A New York Story

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Life's rough. We all know this. But once in a great while something happens that breaks through the everyday grind and makes one realize that, hey, wow, it's not just a world of hurt.

Lesson From the Road -- Know the Code for Your Destination Airport

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Gardner

Air travel is already a nightmare. The last thing any friendly-skies flier needs is to also have to worry about their bags landing where they do.

Fashion Victim

Gioia Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Gioia Diliberto

All that separated me from my Vera Wang dress and Jimmy Choo heels, my vintage handbag and red pashmina, was the low metal platform where travelers place their luggage.

The Land Of Lost Luggage (Or Where To Buy Other People's Stuff On The Cheap)

Kira Craft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Kira Craft

I've got some heavy baggage that travels along with my luggage. It's not physical, but emotional--each year around this time my anxiety mounts as I pl...

One In Every 138 Checked Bags Is Lost

New York Times | Jeff Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Why do so many passengers get off the plane only to discover that their baggage did not make the trip with them? American Airlines started asking tha...