Oshkosh, WI, April 15, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- According to a report just issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the answer is “yes” and it is expected get worse before it gets better. It was reported that last year, for every 1,000 airline passengers, 6.50 bags were lost, stolen or damaged, compared with 6.06 bags in 2005; an increase of 7.3%.
Frequent travelers such as Julie Smerling, a consultant from Wisconsin who has racked-up over 350,000 frequent flyer miles with various airlines, said “Enough is enough.” She goes on to say “Whether my bags arrive an hour late or a day late, either way I have a problem because of my tight schedule, and now the airlines want to start charging for checked bags,” referring to Spirit Airlines’ recent announcement, come June, to begin charging $5 each for one or two checked bags if the ticket was booked online and $10 each for passengers who do not book online.
It is travelers like Smerling and others who have decided to do something about the increasing problem of lost luggage and are now shipping their bags in advance of their trip. Highly recommended companies such as The Luggage Club, today’s premier door-to-door luggage, sports equipment and business goods delivery experts, offer their services to help minimize the stress travelers experience over lost and delayed bags. The Luggage Club is positioned to meet the needs of this growing trend of travelers who have decided to play it safe by shipping their luggage in advance of their trip. Travelers’ luggage can be picked up at their home, office or location of choice and delivered to their final travel destination, and returned again at the end of their trip. Plus, The Luggage Club has no limits on size, weight or number of pieces that can be shipped. Services are available throughout 220 countries worldwide.
“Travelers’ patience has been pushed to the limits and they are looking for alternatives to transport their bags,” says Todd Kempinger, CEO of The Luggage Club. He elaborates by saying “Whether it is for business or leisure, our customers deserve the peace-of-mind of knowing their bags are going to be waiting for them at their travel destination.”
The Luggage Club offers a variety of money-saving programs including a program for Physically Disadvantaged Travelers, Corporate Program for business travelers, Frequent Traveler Program offering volume-based price discounted packages and a Travel Agent Program for travel professionals, plus Gift Cards are available for purchase. For more information on The Luggage Club, go to www.theluggageclub.com or call Toll-Free 1-877-231-5131.