Over the years I have had a number of bags which don't turn up at our home destination. This has been no problem and they always turn up on the next flight. It is usually due to short timeframes in between connections on Australian domestic flights where the luggage didn't make it to our home route but we did. Our luggage has always turned up so I've never been overly concerned. Last year on a trip to Thailand our luggage went astray for two days.
My hubbie and I have the Qantas electronic bag tags - free with Qantas club. I was considering purchasing 2 for my kids $50 each (on special at the moment 2 for price of 1). Are these able to be tracked on all airlines or just Qantas? The Qantas bag handlers at Darwin airport thought they are trackable and although they are Qantas tags other airlines will use them also. Is this true??