StarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3 Posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 17895 times:
OK, I'll admit, this sounds cheesy, but How many tags do you put on your luggage? While I was doing a project where I contacted airlines, some sent luggage tags. I have a LH tag and AC's old and new tags lol. I'll be flying soon and I was thinking, should I put all of them on? I'm expecting one more tag from US that I ordered from the company store. Having so many tags might help me identify my luggage (its better than putting ribbon on it, it looks like a present in baggage claim )
Plus the slip that tells where the luggage has to go to.
Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter): I'll be flying soon and I was thinking, should I put all of them on? I'm expecting one more tag from US that I ordered from the company store
If you choose to put more than one tag outside, attach it to different handles: If one handle becomes loose, not all the tags will be gone.
In any case, you should put some kind of tag inside the suitcase (a business card also does the job).
Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter): Having so many tags might help me identify my luggage (its better than putting ribbon on it, it looks like a present in baggage claim )
Personalize your suitcase: Make the outside unique by putting on a strap, maybe some non-offensive stickers. Also a big X by duck tape on each side works very well when identifying suitcases.
All these stickers and tape-things become a "no-no" if a genuine leather suitcase or some other expensive suitcase is used. In that case have your suitcase wrapped at the airport and scribble your name onto the other laye.
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Yeah, it's getting to a point where most people put tags on their bags and therefore it would be better not to do anything. I guess you might want to put some sort of flashy marker on your bag if it's black or blue. I have a nice bright red bag so I don't really need to put markers on it. Mind you on Wednesday I'm travelling with a expeditioners backpack. That'll be interesting...
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11975 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 17851 times:
None nowadays. A few years ago my camera bag must have had close to 20 different airline's tags on it, but it just got annoying in the end - plus when I am at my destination I would rather not be walking around looking as if I might have just gotten off a plane, especially if I'm in a location where it might give more of a reason for bag thieves to target me. When I'm traveling my rucksack never leaves my back of my side, and it has my contact details written inside, so I see no reason to stick a label on it.
I do have one exception though, and that is a purpose made cardboard case which I use to carry rolled up A3, A2 or A1 plans between my home in Plymouth and University in Birmingham. It's travelled about 5000 miles back and forth with me now, and is just about covered in checked baggage labels, 'Fragile' stickers, and anything else which happens to be self adhesive. I certainly have no problem identifying that on the baggage belt
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Meta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 17832 times:
My stuff always has three ribbons on it. Red, green, and black, but I change the order to know which one is mine. I once considered buying lots of different color ribbons, and placing the three ribbons on my stuff that appear on the aircraft livery the most often. Ex. Continental checked bag would have a gray, blue, and white ribbon on it. have yet to try this though.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8950 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 17797 times:
My bag has the following:
-Delta Medallion tag
-FlyerTalk bag tag
-My business card in a make your own bag-tag sealant ($1 at Walmart)
-Delta pink tag for the gate-check on RJs (sometimes these add up depending on the trip and whether or not the GA just puts a new one on each trip...I've had 4-5 on my bag at some points).
Mayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 11331 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 17622 times:
Quoting Elite (Reply 18): 1 luggage tag on the outside. It's made of tough plastic and has a strong plastic rope or some sort that is extremely hard to pull off, so I don't need any more.
I have much the same thing......one is bright yellow and says Delta Air Lines on it and the other has a Widget.
I'm assuming that you are all talking about ADDRESS tags and not BAG tags. BAG tags to me, having worked the ramp are the destination tags, whether the old style with elastic thread and color coded according to destination or the new, adhesive loop type, in black and white. Nothing could be worse than leaving the destination tags on your bag when you're going somewhere else.
Reminds me of the joke about the guy goes up to the ticket counter in ATL and says," I'm going to Los Angeles and I'd like this bag to go to Buffalo and this one to Cleveland". The gate agent says "Sir, we can't do that".
"Well, you did it to me last week!"
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I use one. It's from Widerøe. Picked a random one at the airport a long time ago, and it have followed me since
Though, I have never flown with Widerøe, but I have some free return tickets with them I plan to use soon!
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Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 17607 times:
I don't put any on my suitcases, however I recently bought 2 B787 Dreamliner tags from eBay, so I will be uptting them on my luggage the next time I fly. I have seen one customer with a striped band around their suitcase with the words 'f*ck off it's mine' I couldn't help but laugh at it.