Asking for this one thing at check-in could mean your suitcase arrives first at baggage claim

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  • Summer is officially here, meaning many people are packing their bags to jet off to warmer climates.
  • Everyone dreads the idea of their bags getting lost in transit and being caught short at the start of their holiday.
  • Simply placing a ‘fragile’ sticker on one of your suitcases can help, according to Travel & Leisure.
  • It’s worth a shot.

Nothing beats the buzz of touching down in a new foreign country. The new smells, sounds, even humidity all add to that blissful feeling that, finally, it’s time to relax.

Then it takes ages for your luggage to arrive. You start to break out in a cold sweat, panicking that the worst thing that could happen on day one of your holiday has happened: they have lost your bags.

If this sounds familiar, there’s a simple hack you might want to deploy when you next hit the road.

According to Travel & Leisure, simply requesting one of those “fragile” stickers at check-in desk could help.

Apparently, by adding this tag to your bag, it will usually be loaded into the hold later than other bags, meaning it will come out before. The crew are also more likely to take care of your suitcase, too.

The publication points out that it’s not an entirely foolproof method, as the sticker could be missed by luggage handlers, but it’s probably worth a shot on your next trip.

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