Here are a few simple steps you can take to make sure your don’t lose your valuables on your next flight. And don’t forget your luggage insurance, of course.
Cash? In a checked bag? A watch? Rings? You don’t even have to put those items in your carry-on; they can go in your pockets or you wear them. What about reimbursement? Well, it is possible to get reimbursed for some lost valuables, but it’s rare and usually an exception. There is even debate about whether it is legal for airlines to exclude all of the items they do from baggage liability. Wouldn’t it be better to carry them with you and not have to worry?
Here is an example of what airlines typically won’t cover:
- Cash, currency
- Business contracts, documents
- Jewelry, watches
- Cameras, videos and photographic equipment
- Electronic equipment/devices
- Precious metals, stones or materials
- Art objects, sculptures
- Furs, coats, gloves, hats
Notice that medications are listed. Keep necessary medication with you at all times, if your bag goes missing, you won’t have access to your medicine anymore. If you travel with a lot of expensive clothes, consider whether you have luggage insurance that will cover you if your bag goes missing.
What is the best way to protect yourself from malefactors who want to steal your stuff from your checked luggage? Don’t give them the opportunity, put valuables in your carry-on.
If you need to bring something valuable that won’t fit in your carry-on, contact the airline before your flight and ask whether you can declare the extra value and if it will cover loss or damage. Or ask your insurance for a tailor made luggage insurance.
If you’re traveling abroad and need insurance, Evasan’s Travel Airbag insurance plan is exactly what you’re looking for. We can accommodate one-time trips, frequent travelers, and work assignments of varying lengths. We are covering medical emergency, travel cancellation, flight delay. We can adapt to all your needs – Evasan luggage insurance tailor made.
But let us remind you not to put anything valuable in your checked baggage.