A LOT of passengers wrap their suitcases in plastic before boarding to protect it and prevent it from getting wet.
But travelers have revealed an important reason you should never wrap your suitcase in plastic before you fly.
They point to the environmental impact of wrapping a suitcase in plastic, which should only be removed as soon as you arrive.
Passengers will typically wrap their suitcases once before traveling abroad and then a second time before their return flight.
So on a vacation, a suitcase might have been wrapped in plastic twice, then cut up and thrown away.
A discussion about whether packing plastic luggage is a good idea has opened on the Q&A website Quora.
One user asked: “Is packing plastic bags at the airport a scam or is there any benefit to it?”
While some say it’s useful in protecting suitcases, others point out that luggage is designed to be “knuckled” and that plastic waste “should be illegal”.
Andy James replied: “You buy luggage that can take a few taps. Plastic is an environmental shame for anyone who does it in my opinion.
“Take personal responsibility and don’t do it!”
Ariel Morandy added: “This is a very bad idea. You are consuming a lot of plastic that is thrown away right after the trip.
“This should be illegal.”
Other travelers shared luggage tips for those preparing to travel in their cars.
A frequent flyer explained why you should Always take a picture of your luggage before you fly.
Here’s Why You Should Never put a padlock on your suitcase.
And these are the suitcases that are most susceptible to damage after check-in.
https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8231295/travel-suitcase-luggage-plastic-wrap-environment/ Travelers reveal the important reason you should NEVER wrap your suitcase in plastic before you fly