All is not lost when a piece of luggage goes astray

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All is not lost when a piece of luggage goes astray

Several years ago, lost property offices existed at most main line railway stations, as well as all major airports. But growing suspicion about unattended baggage – which was borne out by the occasional terrorist outrage – led to such facilities being massively scaled back, as keeping an eye on all the items which people handed in simply became too big and too risky a job.

So for many years, travellers had no alternative but to keep their belongings with them whenever and wherever they travelled – and had to suffer the monotony of the constant announcements imploring them to do so at every airport and railway station. Today, however, the situation has improved, and this change of attitudes is down to major changes in surveillance and bag-checking technology.

It’s now easier and quicker than ever for a suitcase, holdall or overnight bag to be X-rayed or scanned by some other means, ensuring that the attendant on duty in the left luggage office is exposed to far fewer risks. People working in such environments are specially trained to be on their guard at all times, and to be vigilant in checking both any baggage which is entrusted to their care, and the people who leave it. They have the right to refuse to accept any item of baggage about which they have any suspicions, while of course being mindful that the service they are offering is valuable to many passengers.

So there is a delicate balance to be struck. People should be quite happy that they can hand items which they have found in to the conscientious care of someone expressly entrusted to the task of looking after it. Yet these people and their vital work should not be put in jeopardy by anyone who might seek to use such facilities to cause disruption. Thankfully, because of the use of cutting-edge technology, losing an item of property while in transit does not necessarily mean that there will not be a happy ending to the episode.

If you’re travelling from either of London’s major airports, and want a secure place to store your luggage, use luggage storage Heathrow or the bag wrap facilities to help give yourself an easier journey.

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