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Lost baggage on an otherwise great trip is the absolute worst. So what do you do next–and how do you prevent it from happening in the first place?

23 million checked bags are lost every year. So for some helpful tips, check out this handy infographic!

Infographic: The Lost Baggage Vortex - Frayed Passport

What tips would you add for your fellow travelers? Post some ideas and advice below! And for some more handy travel tips, check out these posts from our team:

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By Georgette Eva

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