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Old September 10th, 2010, 03:07 PM
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I just printed out my luggage tags yesterday, and I'm not sure how to attach them to the luggage. Do I fold them and put a string through them?
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Old September 10th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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Fold them along the lines. You CAN just tape them or string them together, but we feel safer using packing tape over the entire surface, others laminate them. You don't want them to rip off!
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Old September 10th, 2010, 03:20 PM
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I just printed out my luggage tags yesterday, and I'm not sure how to attach them to the luggage. Do I fold them and put a string through them?
Just hold the paper up with the printed side facing you, you will see the paper is sectioned into thirds with the actual luggage tag in the middle. Fold the outer third sections back behind the middle section on the left side and the right side so that the only part showing is the actual tag that was in the middle. Then simply put the tag through the luggage handle and either tape or staple them into place.
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We always fly the day before and stay in a hotel the night before our cruise but don't want the airline messing up or getting confused by the cruise tag. We take roll of clear, wide packing tape in our carry on.

The morning of the cruise we fold the tag as indicated then put a strip of tape on printed side leaving an extra 1/2 inch of tape at each end. Then fold the tag around the handle and stick the 1/2 inch ends of tape together. The tag is now laminated but not real secure unless the tape is wider than the tag.

If the tape is not wider than the tag: Press the tag together near the luggage handle and wrap the tape around the tag once. It will now be secure enough that you'll need small scissors or clippers to get the tag off, and no tape is stuck to your bag.

You can also get the traditional elastic and cardboard tags from the porters at the ship, but you have to spend a little time at the port filling out and attaching the tags.
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I do the "packing tape lamination" method. I then take a hole punch and punch a hole at the top of the tag. I then put them with my other travel documents.

Before I get on the ship, either at the hotel or the airport, I will take out the luggage tags and attach the tags to my bags with a cable tie. Just throw a few ties in your travel wallet or carry-on.

Ahh: I remember the days when you received your tags and documents in a fine document wallet. Those days are long gone. Unless you sail on the lux lines.

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I attach them as is and I have yet to have an issue. Too much other crap to think about..
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I use packing tape on them. I also print them on card stock paper to help make them stronger.
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I use packing tape to laminate them. Then I punch a hole on the tops and use hair ties to loop them on the luggage. Stronger then rubber bands.
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Thanks everyone. I do have access to a laminator, I"m going to look at the luggage tag better and figure out whether a laminator or the packing tape will work better. You can tell I usually only travel by car. lol
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