on Avoiding Baggage Problems
Pack all essential items (medicine, keys,
passport, ticket, important documents, critical
for the child and valuables) in your carry-on-
Don't over pack your baggage. This puts pressure
on the latches, making it easier to spring open.
Pack your own baggage. Keep them locked at all
Put a tag on the inside and outside of your
baggage with your name, address, and phone
numbers. The airlines provide free stick-on
tags. Most carriers also have "privacy
tags" which conceal this information from
Don't leave Baggage unattended or with someone
you don't know.
Watch your bags and personal belongings at all
Make sure that you get a claim check for every
bag that you check. Don't throw them away until
your bags are returned. Not only will you need
them if a claim is necessary, but you may need
to show them to security upon leaving the
Verify that the agent checking your bags
attaches a destination tag to each one. Remove
tags from previous trips to avoid confusion.
Check to see that these tags show the correct
three-letter code for your destination airport.
Some companies and travel agencies offer
optional baggage insurance. Buy "excess
valuation" from the airline if your baggage
is worth more than the airline's liability
we best protect our baby when we fly?
When making your booking, check with airline on
what arrangements they are providing for the
safe transport of your infant. You may follow
their recommendations for using appropriate
arrangements for your child.
Take all essential items for the child in
carry-on luggage. Including a child restraint
system appropriate for their weight. Children
under the age of 2 may be carried on your lap,
but the lap child should have some kind of
It is advisable to carry your baby on a front
pack or a snap-front jacket (Body suits for
babies). The baby is installed in it and it is
then worn on the front of the parent so that the
baby is hugging the chest of the parent.
Keep your child belted in or in a child
restraint system at all times.
Make sure you are aware of emergency equipment
or procedures that would apply to your child. It
is the responsibility of the parent or
responsible adult to take care of any children.