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Precautionary Measures When Traveling by Plane

Post by : Admin on Sep 23,2022

When packing for a trip, most travelers tend to focus on what to pack, and less of a focus on how they are packing. The ways in which a traveler packs and keeps their personal belongings can make a difference between a good and bad travel experience. By following these precautionary measures while traveling by plane, you can ensure your belongings will not only arrive at your destination safely but will not be misplaced.

Label Your Luggage

If you have a generic-looking luggage bag, a luggage tag will ensure no confusion at baggage claim. On the tag, travelers should clearly and boldly write their name and other useful information. For an added layer of protection, add a strip of bright tape or tie a brightly colored ribbon around the handle. This will ensure that your luggage will stand out amidst the sea of bags and will be easy to identify in baggage claim. This helpful tip also serves to protect against theft, an identifying marker will discourage thieves from stealing your bag because it would draw too much attention.

Securing Personal Valuables

If you plan on traveling with valuable jewelry or expensive items, it is best to keep these belongings close. Instead of packing your valuables in your luggage, store them in your carry-on to avoid damaged or lost items. No matter if your flying domestic or international, plane travel always presents the risk of damaged or even missing luggage. Lost luggage may take days or weeks to be returned, and until then, you will be thankful that you brought your valuable personal belongings on the plane with you.

Once you have arrived at your destination, keeping your valuables safe and secure is the next challenge. To do so, it may be wise to invest in your security with a small travel safe. Even though hotels and resorts typically provide their guests with safes in their rooms, hotel staff can easily access and unlock these devices.

Protect Your Breakables

There is no worse feeling than opening your luggage only to find broken souvenirs or spilled perishables. The only way to protect against breakables is to pack with extra care. If you have an abundance of clothing, use these items as padding to carefully wrap the breakable.

If you do have extra room in your luggage, wrap your item in bubble wrap, saran wrap, tissue paper, or anything that would protect against items being broken.

Know Your Surroundings

Whether you are traveling to a new place or somewhere you have been several times, travelers should always remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Traveling by plane can leave even the safest travelers vulnerable to criminals and thieves. Always keep your belongings within an arm’s reach away, but preferably stored in a bag secured to your body.

We hope you found these precautionary measures helpful! Now it’s time to put them into practice on your next trip. Here at Ecko Worldwide Transportation, we wish you a safe and successful trip and remember, we can provide service in any city in the world. Just call 1-877-FLY-ECKO for all your transportation needs.