There’s nothing like the feeling of stepping off a plane, ready to enjoy a well-earned vacation and realising after an hour of waiting at the baggage claim that somehow your luggage didn’t quite make the trip with you. And we’re all acquainted with how frustrating it can be when our airlines seem not to have the faintest clue why our suitcases have been delayed or, even worse, seem to have vanished into the mist. It’s in every traveller’s best interest to rig the odds in your favour as much as possible to avoid having baggage problems when you fly. That’s why our team has compiled this list of the top 5 ways you can prevent baggage problems from ruining your next trip overseas. 1. Fly direct whenever possible Sometimes flights with one or two layovers can be cheaper than non-stops. However, according to SITA’s 2017 Baggage Report, 47% of all cases of delayed bags occurred in between connecting flights. So if you’re determined to minimise the odds your luggage gets lost or delayed, we’d recommend that you fly direct whenever possible. If you do have to make a connection, it is advisable to avoid layovers that are very brief, as extremely
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