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The One Thing You Should Never Do to Your Luggage Before You Fly

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To ensure the safety of your suitcase, and avoid it getting lost, you may be tempted to add an identification tag with your name and address either in, or on, your bag.

But this could be a big mistake. Rather than adding to security, it may do the exact opposite.


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Richard Clive Owens, a regular traveller for work and events, told Mamamia what he believes to be the problem.

He explains that putting an ID tag on your bag "says 'This house is empty, please burgleand take your time,'" he said.

"Don't put a friend's house because the criminals don't know it's a friend's house and will still burgle it."

As an alternative he suggested: "Put a work address and mobile number on it. Then, even if your mobile has a problem, your name and work address will help you and your underwear get reunited."

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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