Many people go on trips to enjoy themselves; so it is natural that they don’t like to think too much about traveling risks, like accidental death, trip cancellations, illnesses, injuries, or lost luggage. To protect themselves, the smart travelers get travel insurance. Travel insurance provides peace of mind when traveling abroad. When an unexpected emergency occurs, it’s always better to be prepared, taking the proper precautions when traveling and purchasing a quality travel insurance or travel medical insurance policy can guard your personal and financial assets in the event of an emergency. In less serious situations, travel insurance can help travelers recover their lost or stolen baggage, or receive compensation in the event of a flight delay or cancellation. To help avoid being left without your baggage, some travel insurance policies provide guidance on how to most effectively recover your property.
While it is perfectly understandable that any passenger who has lost their luggage to be upset, it is important that the traveler stay calm and collected and explain their situation to the appropriate personnel in a clear, concise, and appropriate manner. Please review the following information to help you recover your lost luggage.
Firstly, you have to make a trip to baggage claim to report the loss of your luggage. Present your luggage claim coupon and details of your flight to the baggage agent. At this point, you will also be required to make a full description of your bag and the contents; it is advised that all passengers use identifying tags or marks on their luggage to help to identify them quickly and correctly. With the information, the baggage agent can try to track the missing luggage, and let you know its location. Sometimes, lost baggage may be in the baggage storage area. In this case, you should be able to get your luggage without much delay, after the appropriate identification has been provided.
If the missing luggage is not in the airport, you may have to fill out the lost luggage claim form, plus all other required paperwork. Since only one percent of all checked airline baggage actually end up being lost, there is a good chance that your luggage will be found quickly. However, it is a good idea to travel with a few personal items in your carry-on, include travel-sized hygiene products. In the event that your baggage is lost for good, you have to ask for compensation. As a rule, you can start to ask after 3 working days but every airline has its own policy on the matter.
Travelers who have lost their bags would tell you that it is quite hard to get the full compensation for their losses. The potential loss of luggage is one of the primary reasons why people buy a travel insurance policy before they go on their trips.