If you’re lucky, you’ve never had the experience of losing luggage. More often than not, missing baggage is eventually found, but these smart tags will help ensure your luggage is never lost.
ReboundTAG Microchip Bag Tags contain radio frequency identification (RFID) microchips, near field communication (NFC) protocols, barcode and printed numbers that integrate with global baggage handling systems. Then, if your bag is located, it can be scanned by airline staff, who can then not only identify your luggage, but also view your itinerary. Or, if scanning technology is not available, they can type in your tag number on the ReboundTAG website, and the system will notify you where your bag is by text message or email.
Find out more at reboundtag.com
The SuperSmartTag also features a code that can be used to report your bag online. Simply register your code and add your contact details. Then if you lose you bag, you’ll receive a text message, email or phone call informing you of its location. SuperSmartTag will then organise airport staff to forward your luggage to wherever you are or will be. And from A$19.95, including a three-year membership, it’s a low price for peace of mind. Oh, and you can buy them in all sorts of designs, from gaudy to gorgeous.
Find out more at supersmarttag.com
Even if you can’t afford to buy one of these clever baggage tags, you should always ensure that you bag has sufficient identification. The one time I lost my bag was in LA. In the confusion of a cancelled flight, I picked up someone else’s bag that looked exactly like mine. I didn’t realise it until I got to my hotel at 2.30am. But because he and I both had sufficient ID on our luggage, we were able to avoid a travel disaster.
Have you ever lost your luggage? How did you deal with it?