One of the best tips I got brom these boaards was to use those bright straps around our luggage. It not only holds it closed, but it provides easy identification. We also tied bright yellow ribbons on each handle. The strap and ribbon were a big help on the airlines baggage turntables. They were an even bigger help when it came to claiming our luggage when we disembarked. Luggage was stacked in many long rows. Of course ours was at the far end of three of these rows. However, as soon as we got close enough to see to the end, we recognized our luggage instantly.