Don’t Fill Out the Whole Baggage Tag
I see this mistake all the time and it’s a big no-no since it makes things too easy for thieves: When you’re traveling, don’t put your address on your baggage tag if it’s visible to the public. Either get a tag that you have to open to see the address on, or put only your phone number and email address on the tag. That way, while you’re sitting on the train, bus or at the airport no one can see that your house is vacant.
FYI: I flew with the Qantas baggage tag above (inside which I included my phone number and email address) to Ayers Rock in Australia.
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