You’ve heard it a million times.
It’s when you arrive at your boarding gate to find that your luggage has been stuffed inside your luggage carrier.
But what happens if you find yourself in that situation?
“It’s very unlikely you’re going to be able to get a hold of anyone,” says Peter Jennings, the chief executive of transport firm Tracie.
“I’m sure you would get your boarding pass.
But I can’t think of a case where that would be the case.”
You may be able, however, to get your luggage out of your carrier without your luggage getting stuck inside.
And in the event you’re unable to retrieve your luggage, your luggage could be held in your car or sent to the post office.
You could also be able call your carrier and ask for help.
It’s worth remembering that this isn’t the first time your luggage got stuck in a carrier.
A similar situation happened to Mr Jennings in 2010 when his luggage got in the wrong place and it landed in the mail.
He contacted Tracia and was able to arrange for his luggage to be taken to the carrier.
It was a successful rescue.
If you are stuck in your luggage and have been asked to get in touch, you may want to ask for assistance.
Call Tracies helpline on 0844 801 4555 or contact the Transport Accident Investigation Branch on 0845 866 8222.