What is Unattended Baggage Technology?
Let’s unpack what unattended luggage means to us. In a sentence, your luggage is unattended when you don’t have immediate control of it. This may be leaving it out of sight, with another person, or in a place where you can’t prevent its theft or damage. Unattended baggage detection function detects the objects left over in the pre-defined region such as the baggage, purse, dangerous materials, etc., and a series of actions can be taken when the alarm is triggered.
Unattended luggage’ is a common term used by travel insurers, and although it may seem straightforward, it can be the source of confusion and frustration for travelers. Leaving your bag in a crowded airport is an obvious no-no (and an easy way to get into trouble with airport security). Passenger baggage sent separately as personal-effects cargo, and not as baggage accompanied by a passenger.
Remember, your travel insurance covers you for the unexpected, not the unattended!
Some common examples of unattended luggage include:
- Leaving your valuables on the beach or beside the pool while you go swimming
- Leaving your valuables out of your sight at train stations and bus terminals
- Leaving your valuables unattended when you’re taking photos of tourist attractions
- Leaving your valuables out of sight when you’re eating at a restaurant
- Leaving your valuables with a stranger