Losing a bag while traveling is a tremendous pain. You have to deal with the airline’s customer service, spend money replacing essentials, and wait for reimbursements — all of which means spending way more time worrying about your gear than enjoying a restful or adventurous getaway.
1. The routing label gets damaged or lost.
2. You forget to pick up your bag (seriously).
3. At check in, the wrong airport code gets entered, creating an incorrect destination for your bag.
4. Your bag gets loaded onto a wrong plane through plain old human error.
These reasons add up to over $4 billion in lost revenue for airlines globally, and untold headaches for you, the weary traveler.