No matter how routine air travel may have become nowadays, no one is 100% immune from a queasy feeling beside the baggage carousel. Passengers anxiously view each piece of luggage as it appears on the conveyor belt, fearful of having to make do with only the few items they’ve packed in their hand baggage. To be on the safe side, it’s essential to attach to your suitcase a luggage tag marked with the address of your hotel at your vacation destination so your luggage can be delivered later if it fails to appear on the carousel immediately after you’ve landed.
If you prepare your hand luggage accordingly, you will at least be able to manage if the worst case happens above: Valuables, passport, keys, money and important medication should always be on hand. For holidaymakers who have to change flights once or several times, it is advisable to go one step further. An "emergency care package" in miniature format with deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, cream and selected change of clothes should also be carried. So you have your familiar toiletries at hand both for a short refreshment at the airport and for a spontaneous overnight stay in a nearby hotel.
Our tip for families: Remember a board game! Also available in practical travel formats. Keep you and your little ones entertained during those long waiting times.