Prepared passengers can successfully survive the "Holiday Travel Lost Luggage Blues" by utilizing a few travel precautions. By heeding these travel precautions during peak holiday travel periods passengers will ensure luggage will arrive safely at their final destination and enjoy a happy holiday season.

  1. Arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to the flight's departure for domestic flights and three hours prior to the flight's departure for international flights.
  2. Passengers should avoid taking another flight (voluntary "bumping") at all costs as changing airplanes at the last minute will require passengers to travel on a different flight from their luggage.
  3. Each piece of luggage must be properly marked with clearly identifiable tags.
  4. Avoid overbooked flights especially during holiday travel times.
  5. Only check in necessary luggage as unnecessary luggage utilizes valuable space that is needed by fellow passengers.