If you're going on holiday this year, or any year, the chances of your luggage being damaged, lost, stolen or destroyed are pretty slight (you can get insurance if you're worried it might, by the way).
But the truth is that millions of bags go missing each year - more than 24 million went astray in 2018.
So, what can you do to ease the inconvenience if you're one of the unlucky ones? Take a look at our quick guide to being a hand luggage hero (and bear in mind we're not counting things like your wallet or passport, which we know will be on you anyway)...
If you’d like to know more about Zurich travel insurance – which covers accidental loss, theft or damage to luggage during your trip – take a look here, or you can get a quote in a minute or two here.
Always read your terms and conditions (it doesn’t take that long) so you know what you’re covered for.
This content was first published in July 2018.