8 reasons why you should never check your luggage at the airport

Passengers check in among left pieces of luggage at Brussels Zaventem Airport in Brussels on Thursday, June 15, 2017. A power outage hit Brussels airport early Thursday, delaying departing planes and leaving hundreds of people stranded outside the terminal. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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With the busy holiday travel season right around the corner, more people are preparing to take to the skies.

Some frequent flyers insist on checking their luggage before they board planes, but there are several compelling reasons why you shouldn’t.

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Cost is an issue. Most airlines charge passengers to check their bags.

Your luggage and its contents also stay safer when they never leave your hands.

And while it doesn’t happen often, airlines do sometimes lose checked bags. If your luggage remains with you, that won’t happen!

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