Many of them are carrying a bundle of electronics including laptops, smart phones, cameras and tablets. Including all the requisite cables, adapters and plugs.
|Damn it - I'll plug in my Mickey toaster somehow! (source: gaicharisma)|
And it turns out huge bunches of people don't know how to maintain their ownship of these items when travelling.
Fortunately you are all going to Torino which barely rates a mention on Absolute Software's 2011 Computer Theft Report. No Italian airport was included on their Top 20 "most likely to have your laptop pinched" list.
So it is highly likely that in 2014 you will arrive in Orlando with that same laptop - and lose it there.
Orlando came in 4th in the USA list. And for god's sake, whatever you do - watch out in Atlanta!
Additionally, Absolute tell us how the laptops get lost:
So what does this mean when you are travelling through airports, and in particular among the millions that go through Orlando?
- Don't pack your laptop in your suitcase.
And BTW - since it is dangerous to put lithium ion batteries in the cargo, unless you remove the battery, then it is illegal to pack your equipment in your checked baggage. Take all electronical equipment as carry on.
- Don't leave your equipment unattended.
- Don't leave your equipment in a car, and preferably use the hotel room safe.
- Stay Alert
|Although texting in an airport is safer than texting whilst carrying a missile launcher in a crowd|
So treat your electronic equipment as if it is cash. You wouldn't leave a wad of cash lying on the backseat of your car.
- Keep it with you
- Keep it in appropriate and safe carry bags
- Store it safely
|(source: business review australia)|
Geez - have I been tough enough already???
(if on the other hand, it's time to upgrade that sucker, well .... )