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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • How to Avoid Baggage Theft From Flights

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The US Department of Transportation says baggage complaints, including theft, are just behind flight problems in the most-complained-about stakes. What can you do to help prevent baggage theft? Of course, comprehensive international travel insurance will repay you if you do suffer from theft. Following this advice in combination with international travel insurance will minimize your risk of serious annoyance and financial loss.

Although baggage theft in the US is today relatively rare, there are many countries in the world where the problem persists. If you want to avoid your baggage disappearing, try the following tips.

Use hard-sided luggage, which is more difficult to cut into and therefore reach the contents without opening it. Use an approved lock or plastic cables to secure your bags and make it almost impossible for baggage thieves to get in.

Avoid overly expensive-looking luggage and make it look conspicuous by choosing bright colors or using bright straps. If thieves think they’ll draw attention to themselves, they’ll move onto another target. But the most important thing to remember is to pack everything valuable in your carry-on. Don’t pack invaluable items or those things you cannot live without.

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