Greensboro, NC -- In the last month, on average three out of every 1000 passengers had a mishandled bag - meaning it was lost, damaged, delayed or stolen. Here are a few flyers' secrets to help:
Make yourself known as the bag owner: Just one little paper tag is not enough. ID your bag in multiple places-even inside. And make sure you use your mobile number for contact.
Share your plans: Put information in your suitcase that could help workers route your suitcase to you - like a note card with with your flight destination.
Remove the extras: Take things like the straps off to keep your bag from getting mangled or snagged.
Embellish your bag: Put colorful tape on the handles.
One other tip in case your bag does not make it's final destination: Take a picture or video of the stuff in your bag. Do it with the airline counter in the background to prove those shoes were really in the suitcase for this trip.