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Blight of our lost luggage.

IT'S your worst holiday nightmare - arriving at a destination only to discover the suitcase (which you packed with military precision) is spinning around a conveyor belt at a completely different airport.

IT'S your worst holiday nightmare - arriving at a destination only to discover the suitcase (which you packed with military precision) is spinning around a conveyor belt at a completely different airport.

Certainly, passengers flying through Gatwick airport are perhaps more likely to opt for carry-on only over the next few weeks, after the debacle a few weekends ago saw hundreds of travellers sent home without their luggage.

Certainly, passengers flying through Gatwick airport are perhaps more likely to opt for carry-on only over the next few weeks, after the debacle a few weekends ago saw hundreds of travellers sent home without their luggage.

According to a survey by TripAdvisor, 47% of British travellers have had baggage go awry at some point during their travels. Fortunately though, 94% had it returned.

According to a survey by TripAdvisor, 47% of British travellers have had baggage go awry at some point during their travels. Fortunately though, 94% had it returned.

So what precautions can you take to avoid lost luggage headaches? So what precautions can you take to avoid lost luggage headaches? Katherine Clark, regional business development director for TripAdvisor Flights, advises taking a photo of your checked bags before you travel to help airport staff identify them more easily if they do disappear.

Katherine Clark, regional business development director for TripAdvisor Flights, advises taking a photo of your checked bags before you travel to help airport staff identify them more easily if they do disappear.

Add a luggage label and always make sure you have adequate insurance cover.

Add a luggage label and always make sure you have adequate insurance cover.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 14, 2014
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