How to Use a Luggage Strap

There is another use for your luggage strap. Use them the long way, on your tube bag, so you can hold your bag vertically. This can be very useful in some situations.


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    When checking in your luggage, use a luggage strap even if you have soft luggage. Cinch it on tight. Soft luggage is by design very hardy but if this luggage is checked in and packed full, the zipper can burst at the seams. Use a luggage strap for checked in soft luggage as a precaution.
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    Use a luggage strap on your hard-shelled suitcase to keep the suitcase together in the event that the lock fails or is damaged. The hard-shelled suit is very vulnerable to lock breakage by design regardless of the price you paid for it. It will be embarrassing to see your luggage, if you did not use a strap, coming into to baggage claim with its contents visible or worse yet missing. An airport can be big and your missing items might be lost forever or damaged. A luggage strap is an absolute necessity with hard-shelled luggage.
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    For sturdy tube bags, that you hand carry, cinch the luggage strap so the tube bag can be carried vertically. Carry the bag vertically when you are inching along in a line such as at the ticket counter, at the security screening or when boarding the plane. When using public transportation, hold your bag vertically, that is possible with the strap, when it is crowded or so you will not be separated from it.
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    To keep the strap from sliding off, steady it with a cord (see the brown cord in the photo above) or strap in the middle. As a permanent fix to keep the strap in place, sew on some carriers.
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    Luggage straps add an additional level of protection to your bag when you are travelling, especially if the locks or zipper get damaged


  • Bags that are secured with luggage straps are not easy to open. Bags that are left unattended but secure with luggage straps are less likely to be stolen or opened.


  • There are slots on the luggage straps that have space for you to put in or display your contact information. This helps to track down lost bags.

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