Oshkosh, WI (PressExposure) January 15, 2008 -- Just when most people thought things are turning around and travel will become less stressful in the future, some experts are now saying that 2008 could be an even bumpier ride than 2007 for congested airports, long security check-in lines, overbooked flights, missed connections and, of course, lost luggage.
The problem of lost, delayed and mishandled baggage continues to be one of the airlines industry's largest complaints; and with good cause. In November 2007, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported 3.5 million incidences of missing bags for the year, compared to 2.9 million in the same period of 2006 - a 21% increase. The 2007 year-end numbers are not yet available, but they could be equally as chilling or worse, especially with the large number of weather delays that occurred during the busy holiday travel season in December.
Many of today's savvy travelers have determined there is a better way to travel - without checked baggage - and are instead shipping their baggage to their destination in advance of their trip. Niche companies such as The Luggage Club, today's premier door-to-door luggage, sports equipment and goods delivery experts, offer their services to help remove the stress of lost or delayed baggage. The Luggage Club is positioned to meet the needs of this growing trend of travelers who have decided to play it safe by shipping their luggage in advance of their trip. Travelers' luggage can be picked up at their home, office or location of choice and delivered to their final travel destination, and returned again at the end of their trip. Plus, The Luggage Club has no limits on size, weight or number of pieces that can be shipped.
"Now that the busy holiday travel season is behind us, some travelers think the lost luggage problems are behind us, but we speak to travelers every day who are no longer willing to take that chance." says Todd Kempinger, CEO of The Luggage Club. He goes on to say "Whether it's the frequent business traveler or the periodic leisure traveler, we are seeing a growing number of people who can see the handwriting on the wall and expect things to get worse before they get better."
The Luggage Club offers a variety of money-saving programs including a program for Physically Disadvantaged Travelers, Corporate Program for business travelers, Frequent Traveler Program and Travel Agent Program for travel professionals. Gift