I'm traveling to Kenya in two weeks, and like everyone else, I'm strategizing on packing in case my bag gets lost. I fly from Charlotte to Heathrow on American, and Heathrow to Nairobi on British Air (all on one ticket).
Someone told me today if I am flying business class, I might be able to valet check my bag at the gate. I am planning to bring a backpack (personal item), a 21 inch spinner as a carryon, and a 21 inch spinner to check.
Is this option available for the bag I plan to check anyway if I'm flying business? Has anyone ever done this? I'm having anxiety about my bag being lost and never finding me on safari. However, I don't know how this would work or if all airlines allow it.
Thanks for answering if you have any experience.