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How Many Luggage Tags Do You Put On Your Luggage?  
User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 15593 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  present  )


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 15587 times:
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None. My suitcase is pretty distinctive with the stickers on it, and the airline baggage tag has my name on it, so no need for anything else.


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 15585 times:

I tend to leave old tags on until they fall off by natural attrition - it's how I recognise my bags.

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 15585 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
How Many Luggage Tags Do You Put On Your Luggage?  

One.
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.
-HT



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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15569 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
its better than putting ribbon on it,

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...





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User currently offlineKPWM From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 15558 times:

On my main bag I have 4 tags. I've never bothered to take them off since I got the bag.
1 YX Tag
1 FL Tag
1 DL Tag
1 AA Tag



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 15549 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  silly 


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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15543 times:

Thanks for your input. I think I'll put my 2 AC tags, LH, and US tags on my bag. I'm leaving on Thursday Big grin


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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15538 times:

Only tag that's on my bag is the routing tag for the flight. I have pretty distinctive luggage, though.

I do put my name, address, and phone number on the inside of the bag as well.


User currently offlineMeta From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15530 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.

User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 15520 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 7):
I'm leaving on Thursday

Where you going?




Liam spin 


User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 15506 times:

Orlando

I tried to go visit the AirTran HQ. When I called, they said there's nobody that could help me lol. Let's see how far my e-mail for the same request goes!

BTW, did u know the FL HQ is seriously right by a runway in MCO Big grin

The US HQ is right under the takeoff path of SkyHarbor (at least somebody there was able to help me



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15495 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).


User currently offlineSilentJC From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15472 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 11):
Orlando

Funny... me too! DL red-eye from ONT through ATL.

Bag tags? Two, Walt Disney Imagineering on top, and Walt Disney World on the side (not like I make it obvious where I'm going).


User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15467 times:



Quoting SilentJC (Reply 13):
Funny... me too! DL red-eye from ONT through ATL.

I like ONT, it's a great alternative to LAX. It's a little empty though  Sad



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User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15353 times:

The wife has a "Your suitcase is another shade of black" tag on her Delsey and a "Queen of Coach" tag on her carry-on.

User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15348 times:

just an update

i decided to go crazy with the tags and so i put the paper/carboard ones i got too  Smile

so, i also put airBaltic and SAS

I also got some paper baggage tags from Air New Zealand along with a cardboard Business Class tag lol (they're gonna think im flying business  Smile



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User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 15340 times:
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One distinctive tag on the outside that I can recognize from a distance. And then I keep a business card on the inside of all my luggage. A tip I saw somewhere years ago.

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2784 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 15331 times:

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.

User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 9964 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 15320 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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User currently offlineLNv22 From Norway, joined Mar 2008, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 15318 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
OK, I'll admit, this sounds cheesy, but How many tags do you put on your luggage?

I use one. It's from Widerøe. Picked a random one at the airport a long time ago, and it have followed me since  Smile
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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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 15310 times:

Check-in - A Northwest tag from soon after they changed to the Bowling Shoe livery
Carry-on - Midwest and whatever airline I'm flying on (which happens to be...Midwest Big grin )



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User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 15307 times:

lets see..... none!
I feel that theres no need.



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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 15305 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.


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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 15299 times:



Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 23):
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.

And yet TSA wasn't suspicious? Very funny  rotfl 

Quoting Mayor (Reply 19):
I'm assuming that you are all talking about ADDRESS tags and not BAG tags.

Yes Mayor. I am talking about the tags with color and most likely the airline scheme on it.



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25 Post contains images AF340 : I just lost my luggage and my AA tag did the job... Liam
26 TSS : I have one vivid yellow Expedia bag tag on my black bag. My other bag is sage green and pretty hard to miss.
27 FalconBird : Years ago when I was in the business I would see bags with lot's and lot's of tags on them so much so that, the ticket agent had to pull some of them
28 RobertNL070 : None. My bag/suitcase has a red-white-blue ribbon tied to the handle and the airline tag has my name on it.[Edited 2008-03-23 07:56:32]
29 OA260 : I have the tag of the airline I'm flying with on the case plus my Star Gold luggage tag . I also have a piece of printed paper inside the top of the c
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