5 tips to recovering items lost at the airport

1:11 PM, Feb 11, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO - Everyday, travelers filtering in and out of airports around the world put down an item and forget to pick it back up again.

The good news, in Sacramento at least, is that the airport lost and found department does a great job of not only recovering lost items, but returning them to their rightful owners.

However, there are certain things travelers can do to improve the chances their lost items find their way back to them.  Sacramento International Airport Communications & Media Officer Karen Doron offers five tips on giving yourself the best chance of recovering items lost at the airport:

1) Call Right Away
Always contact the Lost and Found office immediately if you lose something at Sacramento International Airport.

2) Never Give Up
The good in people will often surprise you. Even if you've lost something as valuable as a computer or a Rolex, good citizens turn them in to lost and found. And if they're not in there the day you lost them, try again later.

3) Label It
Label computers, tablets and phones with "If found, please call XXX-XXX-XXXX". This could be your work or home phone, your spouse, etc. I just thought of a cool way to do this on my iPhone. Since I have it locked with a password, if someone finds it, they won't be able to access my contacts. So, I took a screen shot of a note and then set it as my "lock screen" wall paper. See attached.

4) Leave A Map to Find You
Place your contact info and itinerary inside both your checked and carry-on luggage.

5) Avoid the Frantic Rush
To avoid losing items, give yourself plenty of time to travel through the airport. It's easier to keep track of your stuff when you're not in a huge hurry.


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