Baggage definition (luggage): get a summary, overview, and a better understanding of this travel term in the Dauntless Jaunter Travel Glossary.

Updated: 2017-12-07.

Baggage, also known as luggage, are items which a traveler brings with them packed in a bin, bag, case, or other such container that is apart from their person. Baggage can include suitcases, backpacks, briefcases, trunks, bags, and more.

On transportation forms such as buses and planes, baggage can be deemed as checked luggage or carry-on baggage, while overweight or oversized items may be termed excess baggage.

To determine the quantity and weight allowed per passenger, the traveler must contact the company or check the fine print of their travel reservation and identify the baggage allowance.

Checked baggage usually can be found at the destination airport on the baggage carousel, where passengers await, impatiently bagonizing until their suitcases come around.

In the hotel industry, guests with little or no baggage on arrival are referred to as “scanty baggage.” This helps hotel porters, receptionists, and managers determine if the guest poses a risk as a potential “crash and dash” skipper.

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