Danger at the Baggage Claim
Lots of folks traveling for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend and gas prices and a wintery mix won't be the only problems. For those flying, thieves are a concern. A number of reports of baggage being stolen from airports--or disturbed in some way. Officials say the best way to protect yourself and your belongings is to carry valuables in a smaller bag and keep them with you during your flight. Also, pick up your baggage as soon as possible. If it's not there, a thief can't get to it. And always take an inventory of your belongings as soon as you can to determine if anything is missing. Some airlines give you only a matter of 'hours' to make a claim.