These are five things that you should never put into your checked baggage:
Do not put your electronics in your checked baggage. Even if it is locked, things can get stolen out of checked bags and electronics are expensive. So make sure you pack them all into your carry-on suitcase. This could mean that your carry-on could be a little heavy but you would rather risk that than have your expensive electronic device stolen on the way to your holiday destination. The other risk of packing electronics in the checked baggage is the possibility of damage, as baggage is normally handled without much care during the loading process, with it being tossed around no matter what the weather, rain, cold and heat.
2) Expensive Jewellery
Although it is not recommended to travel with expensive jewellery in the first place, it would always make sense to pack them in your carry-on baggage. Even if you believe that you have hidden it safely, it can be found and probably stolen. Instead, take along costume jewellery that has less risk of loss financially if stolen.
3) Important Travel Documents
Whether you are travelling abroad or flying domestically, have your important travel documents with you when you get on the place and when you get off. These could be documents that you don’t think you could use for a couple of weeks – things like hotel reservation confirmations, proof that you have flights in and out of a country or the information that you need for your transfer to get to your hotel. The reasons for this is either the probability of stolen or lost baggage, which can lead you to being stranded in a foreign country when confronted at the immigration.
4) All your Clothing
In case your bags get lost even for a day, when you get to your destination, you will be left completely without a change of clothes. Although the airlines reimburse for lost baggage, it would always be advisable to pack an extra change of clothes so that you can still carry on with your vacation.
5) Chargers and powerbanks
Your electronics need to be powered at some airports and anything like batteries and powerbanks should always be in your carry on baggage so that they can power the electronic devices, if requested by custom officials or otherwise for personal needs. Powerbanks have the possibility of exploding and should never be carried in checked in baggage, that’s why you will always be warned and reminded if you have one in the baggage you check in before collecting your boarding pass.
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