Luggage still remains the number one complaint of air travelers
but Under the newly ratified Montreal Convention airlines now
face paying up to £800 for each item of lost luggage. The
legislation applies to all flights departing or arriving in any
of the 54 countries that have signed up to the treaty. New legislation
replaces the out dated Warsaw Convention which limited the airlines
liability to only £12 per kilogram of luggage.
this is good news for passengers the airlines are looking to ways of making sure
they do not lose any more luggage thus avoiding costly payouts.
Truelove managing director of www.globalbagtag.com said, "The new regulations
could really hit the airlines hard. We have been overwhelmed by the number of
enquiries from airlines who want us to provide our Internet traceable luggage
tags to their passengers. The budget airlines in particular just cannot afford
to pay out these sort of sums for lost luggage. We are currently working with
two of the major low cost airlines to provide tags for their customers."
is no coincidence that some of the low cost airlines have raised, and in the case
of EasyJet- scraped their weight allowance for carry on baggage. Truelove Says,
"The airlines are going all out to try and prevent lost luggage. By upping
the carry on allowance they are cutting the chance of a bag being lost, if they
encourage passages with hold luggage to use our globalbagtag system they can reduce
their potential payouts to almost zero."
more information visit www.globalbagtag.com