How to pack a suitcase step 10. Place a label on it.
Label your suitcase with your name, email address, phone number, and destination address so the airline can contact you if your luggage goes missing. Label your carry-on as well; you never know if you’ll have to gate-check it if your flight is sold out. In case your baggage tag slips off, it’s also a good idea to insert a piece of paper with your address inside your bag. If your luggage is black, like almost everyone else’s, decorate the handle with a bright ribbon or elegant duct tape. On the baggage carousel, no one will mistake your black bag for theirs.