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1. Posted by Daviesgang (Budding Member 29 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi all, This is my first post ever after lurking for ages. Have learnt so much and thought I should do the righty and join and start posting. To my question. My husband went and bought himself a black suitcase for our trip to Canada, NZ and the UK that we are taking in Sept of 2009. Now there is nothing wrong with that except for the fact that there must be millions of pretty much identical black suitcases in any airport on any given day. We live in Australia so I thought I would sew some Aussie themed patches on his suitcase to make it easier to identify. Things like the aussie flag and some wildlife liek some kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras etc. Does anyone think this is a good or bad idea? I don't know if something like this would offend anyone.....mind you I have seen some pretty radical looking suitcase decorations in my travels before now. Or maybe people have some other suggestions for luggage ID. Thanks for any responses in advance.
Regards Sasha

2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

How about creating a personal Travellerspoint luggage tag?

3. Posted by Daviesgang (Budding Member 29 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Hien I hadn't found those yet. I am so glad someone replied Thanks very much

4. Posted by emmgee (Budding Member 26 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

We have black suitcases too and we bought some bright red tags for our overseas trip. They were very easy to spot and worked well but one of the tags has a crack in it now. The other thing you might want to think about if you want a tag that stands out is that Big W's online photo service has luggage tags available. You could do a customised tag with a photo of your choice. We had a lovely one made up for a gift, using a photo of the eiffel tower that we had taken. I have heard of the suggestion of sewing patches on cases too, so it depends how much you want it to stand out maybe!

5. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I bought a nice bright green luggage strap similar to the one in one of the images on this Australian site: Luggage straps, but you should be able to find them locally as well.

6. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

It's a great - but not new, idea. A novel way that has been around for a few years now, is the strap you can buy to tie round your bag - with your name (or in fact anything!!) embroidered on it.