It’s one of the busiest travel weeks of the year — and with hotel costs, airline fees, and the risk of lost luggage, it can get expensive and time-consuming.
On Monday, TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen and the Rossen Reports team spotlighted three simple new hacks designed to save you time, money and hassles during this busy travel season.
• LugLoc, a tracking device to help you locate lost luggage, can tell if your luggage never left your original airport or if it ended up at a different airport in a different city. Simply place the device, smaller than a phone, in your luggage and pair it with an app on your phone. The Rossen Reports team tried it out by sending producer Lindsey Bomnin to Chicago, but sending her bag, carried by another producer, to Washington, D.C. When Bomnin arrived in Chicago, she checked the app, and sure enough, it showed her bag was at the D.C. airport. The LugLoc device costs $69; its free app comes with 1-month ($4.99), 6-month ($19.99) or 1-year ($29.99) service plans.