Tag Your Bags With Your Destination Airport Code

Most airports attach a printed tag to your checked luggage with the airport codes of the origin and destination airports to ensure your luggage safely arrives at the correct location, but sometimes these tags are lost. Double the chance that your checked bags arrive at the correct airport by attaching your own destination airport code luggage tag.

Image: Becky Stern.

The easy and cheap way to do this is to attach a label with the the destination airport code to an old plastic membership card, punch a hole in the corner, and attach that to your luggage handle with a cable tie or keyring. Go ahead and make return labels and add them to your toiletries pouch — when you pack up to return to the airport, take the old label off and add the new one.

This way even if the airport’s luggage tag is ripped off, airline staff can route your bag to the correct airport which will make reclaiming the bag a much easier and quicker prospect.

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