glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

How Do You Protect the Paper Luggage Tags?

We have visited the missing luggage area of a ship on embarkation day and seen many pieces of luggage with torn off tags.  What do you do to protect yours?

Tags: luggage tags

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noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

This seems to be more of a problem at embarkation because the lines are not all providing mylar (or similar) adhesive tags. On our last cruise, we used handy-dandy  luggage tag protectors specifically designed for cruise ship bag labels.  Did not have a problem last cruise with tearing.  

One thing I noticed was that some people do not fold over the self-printed tags as suggested. They simply cut out the colored portion of the tag and place it on their bags; some even use scotch tape instead of stapling.  It is really important to follow the directions and fold the paper over because it adds strength to the label itself.

The other issue this raises is that of baggage handling.  That is the other side of the equation and an issue that the lines really need to consider.  The longshoreman or other dock-based staff must use some degree of care when loading and unloading bags. 

One option to consider is double tagging your bags in two places. If one breaks off, at least one tag remains.  We also have laminated identification tags on our bags. I've not had problems with those.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Originally we covered our tags with clear packing tape. The, we discovered the clear plastic holders and we purchased several of them.  They work beautifully.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Originally we covered our tags with clear packing tape. The, we discovered the clear plastic holders and we purchased several of them.  They work beautifully.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Originally we covered our tags with clear packing tape. The, we discovered the clear plastic holders and we purchased several of them.  They work beautifully.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

glomarrone - you're internet connection is hiccuping :/

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

That is what I continue to do. Have not had a problem yet.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Yes, you need ti follow directions. The new cases, though are worth purchasing.

 

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This seems to be more of a problem at embarkation because the lines are not all providing mylar (or similar) adhesive tags. On our last cruise, we used handy-dandy  luggage tag protectors specifically designed for cruise ship bag labels.  Did not have a problem last cruise with tearing.  

One thing I noticed was that some people do not fold over the self-printed tags as suggested. They simply cut out the colored portion of the tag and place it on their bags; some even use scotch tape instead of stapling.  It is really important to follow the directions and fold the paper over because it adds strength to the label itself.

The other issue this raises is that of baggage handling.  That is the other side of the equation and an issue that the lines really need to consider.  The longshoreman or other dock-based staff must use some degree of care when loading and unloading bags. 

One option to consider is double tagging your bags in two places. If one breaks off, at least one tag remains.  We also have laminated identification tags on our bags. I've not had problems with those.

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BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I, too, "laminate" the paper tags with packing tape, both sides, then connect it with more tape rather than the staple.

It takes a razor to get them off at the end of a cruise.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I tape just the one side with good packing tape,  never had a problem.

Remember the old days when 2 weeks before your cruise you got your packet in the mail and it had the luggage tags printed, sticky sided and plastic coated so they could not fall off? 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Clear packing tape.

Why change what works?

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