9 Tips To Avoid Having Your Suitcase Misplaced During Your Flight

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Losing your suitcase is the nightmare of any traveler. If this has happened to you, stay calm, there are ways to keep it from repeating itself. After all, no one deserves to come on vacation and be without a change of clothes! Here are 9 tricks that can help to avoid this situation:

1- Remove all stickers from previous flights

If you find it beautiful to see your suitcase with a bunch of stickers from previous flights, you run a serious risk of not finding yours on the baggage carousel on your next trip. It may end up in the destination of some flight you’ve done in the past. The ideal situation is to put only your personal data on it.

2- Check-in in advance

According to airport officials, the most common cause of lost luggage is the late check-in. The later you do, the more likely it is that the suitcase will not arrive in time for the plane, especially if you are at a large airport.

3- Ask them to put a ‘fragile’ tag on your luggage

This is a well-known trick of Internet users. Let the airline official know that you have fragile things in your bag. They will glue the indicated adhesive and it is more likely that the bag is treated with ‘care’ and do not get lost.

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4- The luggage must have bright colors, but it’s good that they do not look very expensive

It is simple: a suitcase that looks expensive may end up in the hands of others and a black suitcase may end up in the hands of many other passengers who have an equal. It is best to choose a flashy color, but that does not look expensive.

5- Calculate connection time well

This one happened to me, right before Christmas!  In general, the bags are lost much less on direct flights. Connected flights are often trickier, especially if the connection is too fast. This makes more likely for the suitcase to not reach the other plane in time.

6- Wear protection or a special cover

Incredibly, it looks like airport baggage protections do work to prevent theft and to protect your suitcase! My sister swears by this.

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7- If you have something very valuable in your suitcase, take out insurance

To avoid problems, whenever you have something very valuable in the suitcase it is better to take out insurance.

8- Use the hubs

Hub is a designation given to the airport used by an airline as a point of connection to transfer its passengers to the intended destination. Every company has its hub. According to Forbes, the baggage handling is much better.

9- Use a GPS tracker

If your bag has already been lost or if you worry too much that one day it will get lost, maybe a GPS tracker can help you. This small device is able to determine the coordinates by satellite and transmit the information to the cell phone or to the email of the owner.

Travel safely!

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Travel Bag: How to Store Cosmetics in the Suitcase

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How to pack cosmetics in the suitcase

You arrive at the hotel and, after collapsing in bed, open the suitcase to begin organizing your coats and clothes. Suddenly, a scent of sunscreen takes over the entire room and you notice that the bottle – that traitor – exploded right in the middle of the underwear. It is so frustrating!

If the situation never happened to you (a rarity!), I am going to share six tips so that your good luck continues and your cosmetics never leak into the suitcase. Now, if you’ve been through the drama, they’ll help you never go trough that again!

  1. Never carry new and completely filled bottles. Put some of your beauty potions in empty, self-contained packs for travel;
  2. Prefer bottles with screw cap instead of plug, which is safer;
  3. Wrap each bottle with adherent paper and duplicate the safety by placing all the liquids in a plastic bag (it is easier to clean than a cosmetics bag), separated from the rest of the hygiene contents;
  4. If the cap is slightly loose, make a “skirt” for your bottle. Open the lid, place a piece of paper adhering over the neck, and then close the lid;
  5. Tighten the products that come in a tube to exhale the air before placing in the bag. This should reduce the pressure and the probability of bursting is lower;
  6. Fragile bottles of fragrances can be wrapped in bubble wrap to cushion possible impacts. Before, use masking tape on the spray nozzle.

Have a wonderful trip!

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5 beauty investments for travelers

1- Invest in travel sizes

 

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BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Make-up Removing Micelle Solution 100ml

 

Small bottles and containers are always the best options, even if you are traveling by car. Big bottles of shampoo and conditioner take too much space and we never use that much, anyway. The BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Make-up Removing Micelle Solution is one of my favourites and already comes in a 100ml package.

2- Oil-Control Blotting Paper

 

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Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper

 

I can’t live without it! You just press over your face and it removes the oiliness, without removing your makeup!

3- Face cream

 

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Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré 75ml

A powerful face cream, like the Lait-Crème, from Embryolisse, can recover any damage you have done on your skin from either hot or cold weather.It is light and can be used even as a primer for makeup.

4- Dry shampoo

 

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo

It is a makeup bag life savior: it creates volume, masks any excessive oiliness and leaves the hair with a natural texture.

5- Light colored nail polish

 

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CHANEL Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour

Dark and colourful enamels tend to get older faster. So, for long trips, light colored nail polishes (that are also lovely) make chips harder to see.