The probability that I receive my luggage when traveling to Italy on the day I arrive is currently at 50%. To avoid having your bag look like mine & arriving two days after you have arrived, here are a few tips.
When checking your luggage onto the flight, be sure to look at all bar codes placed on your bags & on your baggage claim ticket given to you to by the airline representative to be sure the numbers under the bar code are not cut off. Pack an extra change of clothes & toothbrush in your carry on to avoid purchasing a toothbrush for $20 (considering the current euro to dollar exchange rate). Also, place TSA approved locks on your luggage to avoid anything getting stolen out of your bag.
After catching numerous colds on airplanes back and forth to Italy, I was lucky enough to come across a little tip in Rachel Zoe’s book, “Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour.” If you are prone to getting sick or want to avoid the stale air on your flights, Rachel suggests you dab a little neosporin inside the edges of your nose. This acts like a filter to the air you are breathing in! I know this sounds a little strange at first, but I swear that since I have been practicing this trick, I have been healthy and much happier traveling!
You can find Rachel’s book here: amazon.com