Anyone who's ever lost luggage when traveling will tell you just how important it is to have a luggage tag on each piece of luggage you use, whether it'll be checked or carried on. Many people rely on the paper tags airlines provide. They jot down the information on the lines provided, wrap the stretchy cord around the luggage handle and don't think about it again.
Not only is misplaced or lost luggage an inconvenience, but it's also expensive. You have to replace the contents, from sweaters to expensive laptops, and the luggage itself. Many people mistakenly think that airlines will simply write you a check for the entire replacement cost. Think again. So what type of tags should you use and what information should you include?