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Identifying Luggage

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Watching the similar suitcases roll by at baggage pickup can be frustrating. This is a guide about identifying luggage.


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March 29, 2006

When on a recent trip, I noticed one traveler attached a colorful nylon "scrubbie" to his luggage. Not only was it cute, but really stood out from the rest of us with ribbon attached to our luggage. The dollar store sells them and really makes it easy to identify your luggage. Happy traveling!

By Tedebear from San Jose CA

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May 1, 20130 found this helpful

All great ideas! Also, I stand near where the luggage is coming out (not on the other side of the carousel). That way no one else has the opportunity to steal my bag if it's on the carousel too long. I travel for a living, and have learned that there unfortunately are people who hang around luggage carousels just to steal bags. Sad.

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May 9, 20081 found this helpful

I have plain, black luggage, which looks like many others. To identify mine, I took acrylic craft paint, and using a stencil, painted a flower. On the larger pieces, I used the end of a dowel to put pink polka dots on them. They were easily spotted, even at a distance!

By Marlene from Pittsburgh, PA

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May 9, 20080 found this helpful

GREAT IDEA !! I did the yarn thing the last time I went home to La and I was not alone. I think I'll take this advice next time around. Thanks for the post !

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March 21, 2007

Since so many bags look alike nowadays, we put colorful stickers from a local store (a marine supply one, actually) on our luggage to identify them on the luggage carousel.

By Pamphyila from Los Angeles

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March 28, 20070 found this helpful

What a wonderful idea! My mother-in-love flies home to St. Louis, MO at least once every year to visit her family up there and I think this could REALLY help out when they are watching for her bags! Maybe I will print out some "Dr. Phil for President" stickers for her! ;) Thanks for BOTH ideas!

God Bless,

Sheila from Titusville, FL

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September 29, 2008

Making your luggage easy to identify quickly saves time at the airline baggage carousel. I use a brightly coloured tape available at art or office supply stores, and create an 8 inch tall initial and stick it to my luggage. Easy to pick out, even from a distance.


We did this on our last trip. A time saver.

Source: My friend.

By Raymonde from North Bay, Ontario

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September 30, 20080 found this helpful

I stenciled paw prints on my luggage. I had a lot of people wanting to know if I bought it that way. So many people tie things to their luggage, but I was the only one with paw prints!

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February 19, 2008

To spot your luggage easier at the airport when it comes on the conveyor belt, use a decal and paint a picture on the back of your suit case. You will be able to spot it easier then using ribbons. Works great and you never need to redo this.

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March 29, 20050 found this helpful

What I do with my luggage is put a cloth type red tape, like the gray duct tape, around the luggage. Then I put big angel stickers on the tape, and I always get my luggage the first time around!

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September 29, 20080 found this helpful

When traveling put brightly colored ribbon on your luggage. The more colors the better. When your pieces come around you will be sure to get them on the first go around.

By Delores Alvey


Finding Your Luggage at the Airport

What I do with my luggage is put a cloth type red tape, like the gray duct tape, around the luggage. Then I put big angel stickers on the tape, and I always get my luggage the first time around! I travel quite a bit and the stickers have yet to come off! I'm an angel lover so I know what to look for! (03/14/2005)

By LasVegasAngel

Finding Your Luggage at the Airport


My family has always used pom poms made out of yarn to be able to find our luggage. My mom buys yarn in the brightest colour she can find, and we can always find our navy blue and black suitcases.

To make pom poms: gather many yarn pieces (around 10 inches) length-wise, as if making a yarn doll. Knot a piece around the middle. Fold in half and knot another piece around all the yarn. (07/31/2005)

By Emily

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