Good grief we travel with a ridiculous amount of techno stuff! All of us have at least one cell phone. Check. Laptop? Check. Tablet? Check. Cords, cables & voltage adapters? Check. But have you ever had that:
“sick to your stomach,
moment of complete terror feeling”
when you check where one of these items “should be” and you find the place empty? Did your wife, kids or whoever NOT put it back where it should be (it is never our fault right)? Then you check place two (oh yeah, I guess I did put it there when leaving the plane). Your heart rate slowly, over 5 minutes, returns to its normal rate and calm creeps back in while you put up with “looks” from your family for blaming them.
I want you to please take the time to read THIS article from NBC to see just how bad this situation is.
OK now that you are back, so what do we do about it? There are simple things like each of these items should have a home. Before you deplane make sure all the toys are in their homes.
Since “Track It Back” is now defunct and out of business, the next step will cost a few bucks (or you can just use your printer too). I have just done this and I think you should too. VistaPrint.com sells 1½” round stickers. They come in sheets of 24 and 5 sheets with glossy finish (120 stickers) gets you to $29 to get free S&H.
Now if you start at eBates we BOTH get $5.00 back with your first order ever using eBates and everyone gets 5% cash back (evrewards.com shows other sites for a few % more if you like) and the cost drops down under $25 plus the points you earn for using whatever points credit card you want.
With 120 stickers you can put them on everything you own with your name, address, e-mail address & cell phone number! I used a black background and gray text to make my stickers and you can download the black background if you want to use it HERE.
Will this guarantee you will get your item back? No! But if this happens to you, right away go to THIS PART of Delta.com and file with Delta that you left an item onboard or in a Skyclub etc!
With all our info on the items we will have a better chance if an honest person or FA finds our stuff that they will contact us to get it back to us. For $25 this is worth it to me! Good idea? What do you think? – Rene
PS – let’s do this today. Tell me Yes, No or even what you have lost or forgot on a plane, airport, rental car or hotel for a chance to win a Delta swag prize including a T-Shirt, luggage tag and a Delta “tail” key chain!