Video Shows What Happens to Luggage After It’s Checked and Lack of Care in American Airlines Meals

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  1. Handling checked luggage.

    They’re handling luggage, not cartons of raw eggs in their shells. That’s one reason for buying sturdy luggage. Sturdy doesn’t necessarily mean hard-sided or heavy. Some light-weight, soft luggage made of ballistic fabric will withstand attempts to cut it with a sharp hunting knife! In addition, you should never load luggage so that it weighs what a powerlifter would struggle to hoist.

    If it’s that valuable or fragile, think about leaving it at home if you can’t pack it in your hand luggage.

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