Luggage Identification

Do you have a special way of marking your luggage to make it easier to locate either on a carousel at an airport or in a cruise port?

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Our current luggage is a fairly unusual colour, but we always mark ours with some ribbons tied on a handle or some duct tape on both sides. Even so, we always check the name tags before we start to leave the luggage area.

On another thread, the poster mentioned taking the wrong suitcase because he neglected to check the name tags. That's just crazy, in my opinion because so many pieces are similar these days.

I have an electronic luggage finder that I use if I check a bag off of a ship....  It beeps and lights up.   I also use the Cruiseline.com luggage strap.  I pack light so if it is just a one week cruise I only need one carry on and my back pack.

We started putting stickers from all of our travels all over the luggage so it's pretty easy to spot ...but I do check it ...

We have black hard sided luggage, so I put a large piece of bright duct tape across the top.  For cruising, I write our last name, ship, sail date, and cabin # on it. In case the paper tag comes off.

I have a gray duffel bag with bright orange trim. No problem seeing it.

I've never heard of that gadget but it sounds like a great thing to have.

I tie a brightly colored strap around it which also protects it from opening up .

   We have black full size Samsonite hardside Spinners, so there are a lot of look alikes coming off the carousel. I have a role of fluorescent cord which I cut into short strips and tie on the handles. Also I use bright heavy duty luggage straps.   Learned the hard way to do this. In Phoenix we were waiting for a transfer bus to Tucson and two women told their bus driver one of our bags was theirs. The bus got away for some far away place in Arizona before a witness told us what happened. Fortunately, the bus driver had realized the bag was not theirs, so not knowing what to do, took it back and put in on the carousel. While wandering around waiting for the bus company to make contact with that bus I happened to walk by Alaska Airlines baggage counter and spotted our bag in their lock up. After a while no one had claimed it so they put it away.   Another time in Nebraska our bag had not showed, I just happened to see a young lady leaving the baggage claim area with my bag. I ran over and told her she had my bag. She said, "no, this is my bag". I said, "how come it has my name on it then?"   

 I have a circular, multi-colored luggage tag.

We put bright print duct tape around the luggage (not the new luggage yet).  It helps to spot it not just distinguish it from others.

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