What Happens To Left Travel Bags?

By | September 30, 2019

I left my luggage at the airport

Thousands of people travel every day. Its difficult to imagine how busy airports and stations are. In the haste of escaping the hustle and bustle of busy life styles, we use different means of transportLeft Travel Bags to travel to our our holiday destinations. 

Some  will be visiting site-seeing places and the world’s most visited tourist attractions.

While on transit we at times choose to leave our luggage for a while so that we can collect it later.

Can I leave mu luggage at the airport?
Such places are known as
storage facilities. This is where Left Travel Bags are temporarily kept. In this post,  I intend to explain more about Left Travel Bags.

Left Luggage & Lost Travel Bags – What’s the difference?
Left luggage and lost  travel bags are terms people often get confused with and mistakenly take ‘Left Luggage’ to mean ‘Lost Luggage.’

Yet there is a difference between Left Luggage and Lost LuggageLeft Luggage simply refers to luggage that is left for storage. It can be your Travel Backpack or Suitcase that you leave at a special and secure place.

You can leave it at a railway station or at the airport. Then, you return at a later stage to collect your travel luggage item. 

In the UK, for example, storage facilities are available to passengers travelling by rail, air and road. Travellers are free to leave behind their heavy travel luggage that will be weighing them down. They leave it insecure and manned storage facilities that are located at airports and rail stations across the country.

Travellers incur a storage charge. These upkeep costs vary with places depending on how long the luggage has been kept. The range of costs can be anything from £5.00, with a special discount for those with more than 1 item.

Some places don’t mind the number of hours they can keep your travel luggage. The time can range from a few hours to weeks, as long as you return whenever you are ready to collect. Alternatively, you can have your travel luggage forwarded to you, wherever in the world you need to go.

How do I know if the station I’m visiting has storage facilities for travel bags?

There is no way you can find out unless you get in touch with the authorities to find out if they offer a service of this nature.

Some stations have limited luggage lockers, making it more relevant for you to inquire first if they offer a storage service. You also need to look out for information about the opening times. Each place varies in terms of the services it offers. This explains why some premises offer self-service for using their storage lockers. This is where the customer puts the money in a machine and gets a key out.

Left Travel Bags Without Lockers

The York Railway Station, is a fitting example, to showcase the diverse nature of storage services in the UK. While there are no luggage lockers at the station, you can still leave your luggage.

You can hand over your bag and it is stored in a large room with a bunch of other bags. It is advisable to lock your bag. Also, not to leave any valuable items inside.

How to get in touch

  • You can visit and chat with the Customer Service Team. They will help you with information about the facilities they offer. So that you can safely store your belongings during your visit.
  • You also need to find out if paying a deposit will be applicable; to check if keys can be collected from the Customer Service Lounge or if documents like IDs will be required as proof.
  • Check on official websites for airports and train stations if storage services are offered.
  • Contact them in writing or send an email, to find out.

In the USA, for example, a similar Left-Luggage service is available for a fee where bags can be stored at the airport. Not everywhere you go in the world offers this kind of service. So it’s very important to make sure you find out first.

If you have any questions in relation to my post What Happens To Left Travel Bags? please leave them below. I will be more than happy responding at the earliest convenience.

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4 thoughts on “What Happens To Left Travel Bags?

  1. Michael

    Thanks for the information in this article. I never gave much thought to this kind of service, but I’m sure there are times when it would have come in handy in my travels. Usually, I travel with just one bag that will fit in the overhead compartment of a plane. I’ll keep this in mind the next time I’m traveling with luggage.

    1. Femia Post author

      Hi, Michael, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Leaving luggage for storage is handy especially if you arrive too early and you want to while away time looking around shops.

  2. BobbyCorno

    Hi, and thanks for this information about leaving one’s luggage. My wife and I were traveling in Scotland some years ago, and found this service to be very valuable, but just as you point out, it was not available everywhere. The In the US, it’s also not available everywhere, so it is best to check first. Among the information you have presented on your site, is there any advice about preventing bedbugs? It has become quite a problem in the US in the last few years. Great site, thanks!


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