Luggage Strap Instructions

Updated February 21, 2017

A luggage strap not only helps to secure your luggage, but it will also help your luggage to stand out, as many luggage straps come in bright colours. There are a few different type of luggage straps. A single luggage strap secures the contents of one suitcase. A luggage strap that locks helps to secure the suitcase from thieves and other unauthorised persons. Airline employees will be able to unlock a luggage strap using special unlocking devices, though. There are also luggage straps that will bind two bags together.

Adjust the luggage strap. Feed the strap through the adjustable clip to make the strap wider or smaller, depending upon the size of your luggage.

Insert one end of the luggage strap in between the luggage handle on the top or side of the piece of luggage.

Wrap the strap all the way around the bag until both clips at the end of the strap meet.

Snap the two clips together.

Tighten the luggage strap, if necessary, with the adjustable clip so that it is not loose around the luggage.

Move the dials on the luggage strap lock to their default position. For example, some brands require the dials to display "0000.":

Press the lock-release button toward the dial to open the buckle on the luggage strap. Pull the buckle ends apart.

Push and hold the combination-setter pin, and move dials to the desired numbers to set your PIN. Release the combination-setter pin. Shuffle the dials to hide the PIN.

Insert the luggage strap in between the suitcase handle, and wrap it around the body of the suitcase.

Clasp the buckle ends together, and the suitcase is now locked. To unlock, move the dials back to your set PIN. Press the release button to set the PIN and unlock the buckle.

Stand the suitcases up. Ensure that the handles of each suitcase are close to each other and facing the same direction.

Unbuckle the luggage strap, if necessary.

Insert one end of the luggage strap in between one of the suitcase handles.

Insert the other end of the luggage strap in between the handle of the other suitcase.

Pull the two clips on the ends of the luggage strap together and buckle them. Use the adjustable clip to adjust the length of the luggage strap, if necessary.

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