Packing your bags in preparation for a Spring Break getaway? Join the other 65.1 million travelers who are on the same page.
Spring Break is one of the most popular times to jet (or car) set, especially for the college population, who spends over $1 billion on Spring Break alone. Want to ensure that your Spring Break vacation isn’t a disaster? While we can’t guarantee your entire trip is flawless, there is one thing we can help shed some light on - luggage.
It is estimated that nearly 2 million pieces of luggage are lost each year and 7.3 bags per 1000 passengers have their bags mishandled. If this is one of your fears and flying sans your unmentionables and other such packed cargo is too scary to imagine, perhaps it’s time to explore some other options.
Pack smarter. That doesn’t mean pack fewer items, but it does mean that you can be smarter with your allotted luggage real estate. Try using ziploc bags for smaller clothing to help contain air space. Pack your kindle full of your books to save room in that extra small bag for a pair of shoes you simply can’t leave behind. Utilize staple items like plain shirts and pants that can be versatile clothing options.
Use an item tracker on your luggage. Putting one of these Bluetooth-based devices, like TrackR bravo, on your luggage can save you some anxiety through features like Crowd GPS. If your luggage does face the unfortunate fate of getting lost, you can still see where it ends up when an active app user passes by it!
Mark your suitcase with a unique tag. Use bright colors, a ribbon or another identifier that can help ensure no one is walking off with your belongings!
However you travel this Spring Break, leave yourself ample time to get there. Orlando, Florida houses the airport with the largest number of travelers during this time of year, while Las Vegas, Nevada is the most popular destination. No matter where you go, make sure you claim your bags!