RiskFreeLock is one of the most effective security systems for your luggage

For the airline industry, bad baggage handling has meant a huge loss of money. Of the three regions where the main world hubs are located, Europe has the highest incidence rates for baggage loss in the last decade. But how is it lost?

The critical moment is the transfer between connecting flights, being a high risk point in the baggage handling process and the main cause of delay in delivery. In 2013, 45% of delays were due to his plane change; 16% was not loaded on the plane; 15% due to errors in the ticket, problems with closures or breakages of luggage, security, among others; 8% was wrongly charged; 5% for bad labeling and 3% for poor management when arriving at the destination.

As we said before, although they achieved a 6.3% reduction in the mismanagement rate in one year (9 poorly managed suitcases per 1,000 passengers), it is the European airports that have the highest incidence of lost luggage. In second place are the US airports, presenting a 4.2% increase in bad management in the period 2012-2013. And third is Asia Pacific airports, with an average of 1.96 poorly managed suitcases per 1,000 passengers. Asian airports have rates well below the world average..



REGISTER IN SECONDS & TRAVEL WITH PEACE OF MIND

The way our tags work is very simple yet highly effective against loss. Every tag has it’s own unique ID code. The first step is to register the code and add your contact details. This takes just a few seconds.

If your luggage goes missing, airport staff can enter in the code found on the back of your tag on our website. They are presented with your contact details and can then get in touch with you and even forward your baggage to your destination.

THE PROCESS

Simply click on the register button on our website OR APP Enter the unique code found on the back of the RISK FREE LOCK Enter your name, address & optionally a contact number Now attach your RFL to your luggage using the simple loop system – That’s it! ADD YOUR ITINERARY

OPTIONAL: You can add your travel details for each trip such as destination & flight numbers. Should your luggage go missing this may speed up the process of airport staff getting your lost luggage back to you.

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Approved Locks

TSA-approved locks bear either the "Travel Sentry" or "Safe Skies" logo, which is recognized by TSA screeners in the United States. These locks, sold by luggage companies and retail stores, come in a variety of colors, patterns and styles that make it easier to identify your bags at baggage claim. Combination locks have a master key lock. TSA officials have master keys that allow them access to your luggage, eliminating the need to break the lock. If the lock is broken by the TSA screener, Safe Skies and Travel Sentry will replace the lock at no cost.

Both companies also manufacture luggage straps that you can use to prevent luggage from accidentally opening, which also have combination locks with a master key lock. Another alternative is either soft or hard-sided luggage with a TSA-approved lock.

Baggage Tips

The airlines and TSA recommend that travelers place name, address and phone number both inside and outside the luggage. The use of colorful tags, locks or ribbons make identification of bags easier at baggage claim as many bags look alike. Hard-sided luggage provides more protection for your belongings.

Airlines also recommend that you not pack certain items in checked baggage, such as valuables, cash, credit cards, jewelry and cameras. Carry critical items such as passports, important papers, keys and medications with you, and avoid packing fragile or irreplaceable items in your checked bags.


MOST AIRLINES ALLOW PASSENGERS TO TRAVEL WITH ONE CARRY-ON SUITCASE, ONE PERSONAL ITEM, AND ONE CHECKED BAG. BELOW IS A BREAKDOWN OF CHECKED LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS AND FEES FOR MOST AIRLINES.

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