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Luggage Label

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Luggage Label

Thank you for my luggage labels BUT - I never write my home address on a luggage label that can be read by anybody at the airport.... " I see Bob is off on holiday - won't be back for a few days, I wonder what he's left in his house that's worth nikin"..... "and that's his address - thanks Bob".

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"I never write my home address on a luggage label that can be read by anybody at the airport"

Totally agree with you but it still amazing how many people will know you are off on holiday

We do however always have our contact details inside the case in case it is lost

Sherbrooke, Canada
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The fact that you are on holidays does not mean there is nobody home.

I have never heard of someone's house being broken into because somebody read his address on luggage.

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Hi Bob,

Welcome to the forums.

I turn my address so that it's facing inside the label and it's only if someone pulls out the paper and looks on the inside can you see the address. I've noticed that a number of people do the same and it's a good security measure as well as having your destination written on a piece of paper in your luggage.

Happy travels.


Edited: 1:45 pm, December 31, 2013
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Another option would be to include a work/business address or post office box address instead. You could even put your travel destination address inside the tag on the way there and swap it out on the way back. It's also a good idea to include a copy of your flight itinerary inside each bag in case they get separated from you.

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I put my mobile phone number so I can be contacted if necessary.

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Those are some good ideas. I have some really cute unused luggage labels which I was hesitant to use precisely for the "exposed address" reason.

Now, I can put my cell phone number, or turn the information facing the inside. Can't believe I never thought of that.

Thank you.

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These days it is more likely to be your Facebook status updates that reveal your whereabouts.

However I only put mobile phone numbers and email addresses on luggage tags since that is the only information that is really needed when a lost bag is found.

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