We’ve all heard the horror stories about lost luggage. Things like getting to your destination with only the clothes on your back, or missing the one very important bag that had all the papers and details from your important work meeting inside of it. No one wants to spend their vacation or travel time scrounging around the stores and spending money on things it shouldn’t be spent on. But it does happen.
Starting from the moment you check your bags in at the counter, there are things that can and do go wrong. All it takes is a little slip up with the printer or the attendant for your luggage to be directed to the wrong location. Aside from any accidental trouble or just plain bad luck, nefarious things have been known to happen to luggage. For instance, there was a baggage handler that was arrested for theft in 2004 for stealing mail that was being delivered by airplane.
There is a way to guarantee this will never happen to you. Trakdot gives you the ability to track your luggage anywhere in the world. It works anywhere your cell phone works using text message or email. You can also download an iPhone/Android app that will tell you the city where your luggage is at.
It is really easy to use the Trakdot system. After inserting 2 AA batteries, you turn the system on and register it. It needs a mobile number or an email address to send the tracking information to. After the initial set up and registration is complete, the device can just be placed inside the luggage. When the Trakdot tracking device is in flight, it shuts itself off. It knows when the plane has landed, and upon turning itself back on it can determine its location using the cellular network. At this point it sends you a message alerting you to its location.
You can view the tracking information about your luggage on the PC or on a mobile device. In addition to seeing where your luggage is currently located, you can see where it has been in the past. Trakdot will show you what cities your luggage has been to and display a timestamp beside each location.
About 26 million checked bags go missing every year. In the United States, about 1 in every 150 people lose their luggage annually. In Europe, the number of lost luggage reported is even higher. Some of these bags take days to be tracked down by the airlines, and some never find their way back to their owners at all.
The Trakdot tracking system is very affordable. The tracking device costs $49.95. There is a one time activation fee of $8.99. In addition to these costs, there is an annual service fee of $12.99. $13 a year is pretty good for the peace of mind for your precious luggage. If you’re one to fly multiple times a year it’s amazing deal.
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