Top 10 Ways to Stop Your Luggage from Getting Lost by the Airline

So, it’s time for a little vacation eh?

A time where all your stresses simply melt away… time to relax by the pool with a fgirlie drink in hand…enjoy the fresh ocean air…that is until you find out that the airline has lost your luggage!

There is nothing worse than getting to the baggage claim and finding out that there is nothing there for you to claim. The airline is oblivious, and you are left with nothing but the smelling airplane clothes that you have on your back.

Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here are 10 ways to avoid having your luggage lost by the airline.
1. Get to the airport on time – When you arrive late, you inadvertently force the airline to rush getting your bags through security and on to the plane. This is one of the most common reasons for a mistake and mishandling with baggage. So follow the rules, and arrive with at least a few minutes to spare.

2. Know the airline – Go online and check out traveler reviews of the airline. See if there are continual complaints about lost luggage. There are even sites you can visit that will give you the percentage of total lost luggage stats. Doing your research is always key.

3. Use approved locks – If you are determined to lock up your luggage, then be sure to use airline approved locks. Airline security has a master key for all of these locks and will not be forced to cut them. This helps move your luggage through security faster and reduces the risk of loss.

4. Get a colored bag that stands out– If your bag looks like all the others, then it is easy to see how it may be mistaken by a weary traveler. Often the luggage has arrived, but another traveler mistakes it for their own. Get a back that is unique and you can be sure no one will take off with it by accident.

5. Add a dangly to your bag – By using a colored key chain, or brightly colored ribbon you can also help your bag stand out and help it look unique from the others. This is especially important if you have that generic black luggage that is indicative of the travel industry.

6. Keep the baggage claim tag – When you check in, your airline will give you a baggage claim tag. DO NOT LOSE IT! This can help expidite the process of finding a missing bag.

7. Don’t leave valuables in your checked bags – I is an unfortunate truth, but some bags are stolen by dishonest baggage handlers in the airport. This is especially true whne you travel through poorer countries. Limit your valuables and make your luggage less appealing to thieves.

8. Keep your bag clean and ordered – If the luggage is flagged by security for suspicious looking material, it may be delayed for days before it finally arrives at your destination. A clean and ordered bag will show up nicely on an X-ray machine and reduce your risk of loss.

9. Keep a copy of your final destination in your checked bag – This will alert the baggage handlers as to where to send your bag once it is found.

10. Don’t check any luggage – If you can, pack everything into your carry on, and take the fate of your luggage into your own hands.

Top 10 Hottest Places on Earth

We usually travel in order to escape the cold weather. However, you may want to consider this list before you book your next warm winter vacation. Enjoy the 10 hottest places on earth.

Ranking Place Name Country Temp. (F) Temp. (C)
1. Al’Aziziyah Libya 136.4 58
2. Greenland Ranch United States 134 56.7
3. Ghudamis Libya 131 55
4. Kebili Tunisia 131 55
5. Timbouctou Mali 130.1 54.5
6. Araouane Mali 130 54.4
7. Tirat Tavi Isreal 129 53.9
8. Ahwaz Iran 128.3 53.5
9. Agha Jari Iran 128 53.3
10. Wadi Halfa Sudan 127 52.8

Top 10 World’s Best Beaches

Everybody loves the beach. Se we have decided to pay respect where respect is due and bring you the top 10 world’s most beautiful beaches.

No.10 – Maya Beach, Thailand

No.9 – Tenerife, Canary Islands

No.8 – Boracay, Philippines

No.7 – Turtle Island, Fiji

No.6 – Matira Point, Bora Bora, Tahiti

No.5 – Sun Island, Maldives

No.4 – Cape Tribulation, Australia

No.3 – Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

No.2 – Cathedral Cove, New Zealand

No.1 – Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas

Top 10 World’s Highest Bungee Jumps

For all those adrenaline junkies out there, the travel world is full of amazing leaps of faith you can take. Check out this list of the world’s highest bungee jumps. Click the name for full details, along some steller video.

Know of a higher bungee that should be on this list? Drop us a line in the comments section below.

This is the world’s highest commercial bungee jump (from a fixed platform) ever set up.

Although it is only temporary, there are a number of amatuer jumpers who have had the chance to experience it.

An excerpt fro the press release
“AJ Hackett Bungy jump, in conjunction with Go Fast Sports, will be jumping from the Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City, Colorado from October 7-10, 2005. It will be a once in a lifetime experience as you bungee jump from 1053 feet over the roaring Arkansas River!”

A bungee jump like this offers the jumper over 10 seconds of freefall, and the chance to hit terminal velocity before the cord begins to stretch.

Measuring 760 feet (233 m) it is just a fraction taller than its Swiss rival and our current #3 on this list, the drop from the Macau Tower definitely isn’t to be sneered at.

There is nothing but city concrete directly below.

When you’ve thrown yourself off the platform and into the great abyss, you;ll hear nothing but the wind rushing past your ears. Concerns of the city noise and traffic will likely dissapear for 10 seconds of freefall or so.

In 2006, bungee jumping guru A J Hackett launched what the Guinness Book of Records recognised as the highest commercial bungee jump in the world, performing the leap himself from the same spot as his ’skyjump’, which was opened the year before.

The Verzasca Dam is designated the world’s largest off-ground bungee jump.

Featured on Jack Osbornes Adrenaline Junkie, it is a daring leap that not all particpants dared complete.

This bungee was also featured in the opening sequence of the Bond movie Goldeneye. The Verzasca dam offers a pure freefall swinging bungee from a single cord, similar to the one that swings you down from the Bloukrans Bridge.

Word is that this jump is made without guide ropes, but jump masters are there to ensure you’re safe as you hurtle towards the base of this colossal concrete structure.

The Bloukrans Bridge is the world’s highest single span arch bridge. Primarily used as a road bridge, but for those who dare, it can also be used as an adrenaline structure! When it opened in 1997 it was highest commercially operated bungee on earth. But now as you will see, it has been greatly surpassed.

Jumpers are led across a custom designed catwalk that hangs underneath the N2 national route road surface, taking you to the top of the arch. There is no time to think, the jump guides give you a final countdown, and it’s out into the great blue yonder. Surrounded by amazing scenery, it is any wonder people travel from all over the world to experience this jump.

This bungee utlizes a pendulum system, which apparently gives jumpers “the smoothest, most comfortable bungy jump possible.

Bungee jumpers leap from the Brenner Autobahn that links Austria and Italy across the Alps.

The scenery at this location could not be more beautiful, and the jump is no joke. At 630 feet you wiill experience over 10 seconds of freefall to the valley below.

The worst part is the time it takes between the ropes being tied securely around your ankles and when you stand up to approach the platform.

You are best off to take a quick look at the alpine panorama around you and then a jump as quickly as possible. Hesitating will only make things worse. Facing the Wipp valley as it rushes towards you will provide all the adrenaline you need to justify this crazy act. Best experience ever!

The highest bungee jump in the world from a suspension bridge.

As it sways with each step I can only imagine how scary it must be just walking out there, long before you even jump!

Plunging toward the earth, you are surrounded by beautiful scenery and quite possibly, you may have a chance to see some of it.

The reality is, that the freefall alone will consume your thoughts, and before you know it, the cord will catch and you will be bouncing back toward the tower. Thankfully it is at that point that you breathe again and everything in the world seems a-okay.

Don’t be decieved by the name, this is one massive jump. Thrill seekers take on the challenge of jumping off the longest Nepalese suspension bridge across one of the scariest tropical gorges, with the Bhote Kosi River rumbling below.

This brings all new meaning to RESORT, and it is an experience you will never forget. Lucky number 7 may be the only thing you can think of as you jump 525 FEET from the 7th highest bungee in the world!

The Biggest Waves Ever Surfed

10. Waimea Bay, Hawaii

Greg Noll became famous in 1957 for surfing huge waves at Wiamea

9. Jaws, Hawaii

This would be basically impossible and extremely dangerous without the aid of a jetski. Well done Mike Parson!

8. Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Check out Ken “skindog” Collins on this sandy bottom wave that won Billabong’s big wave Ride of the Year award in 2012.

7. Cortes Bank, California

Cortes Bank is a very shallow chain of underwater mountains. These reef-like mountains are as tall as 1/2 a mile and some reach 3 to 6 feet from the water’s surface. (Toptenz) Mike Parsons does it in style!

6. Teahupoo

Manoa rides this huge wave on his backside. Some serious talent going on there!

5. Waimea Bay, Hawaii

Shane Dorian & Mark Healey paddle into this massive wave.

4. Teahupoo

Shane Dorian wears a life vest for this massive break. With the ocean crashing over him and a sharp reaf below, a fall would be almost certain death.

3. Eddie Aikau Contest

Bruce Iron’s massive ride!

2. Mavericks, Northern California

“On December 23, 1994 big wave legend Mark Foo drowned to death after wiping out on a 18-20 foot wave (Hawaiian size). Mavericks is located in Northern California where the water is near freezing and very, very, sharky. Mark had caught an overnight flight from Hawaii to catch the massive swell. Some believe the cold water played a factor in his death. The body was soon cremated and on December 30th over 800 people celebrated his life at Waimea Bay, Hawaii. His ashes were placed in the water.”

1. Teahupoo

Arguably the best surfer in the world. Laird Hamilton makes a death defying drop on the world largest wave by volume. Amazing!

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