SOURCE: Coalition for Luggage Security

May 21, 2007 13:54 ET

The Coalition for Luggage Security Reports Luggage Security an Issue After Flight

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 21, 2007 -- The Coalition for Luggage Security finds luggage security at baggage carousels a legitimate concern, as reported on NBC Today Show this morning. A new report reveals that the Airlines would rather pay for claims for stolen luggage from the baggage carousel, than to hire additional personnel who would be responsible for ensuring the names on the luggage match the names on the traveler's ticket. Dishonest individuals are capitalizing on this by simply walking into an airport baggage claim area and taking bags off the carousels.

"It is a horrible feeling to travel all day and reach your final destination and your bags are nowhere to be found," said Richard A. Altomare, Founder and Chairman of The Coalition for Luggage Security and CEO of Universal Express, Inc (OTCBB: USXP). "Using services to ship your bags to your final destination can take the fear of stolen luggage out of traveling."

"We propose passengers be given a choice to ship their bags in advance of their trip to reach their destination before they arrive. This action would dramatically reduce the number of bags on airplanes and in airports. A decline in passenger baggage reduces the prospect of stolen luggage and it means that someone won't be stealing your baggage off the carousel," stated Josh Holm Director of The coalition For Luggage Security.

"By separating most passengers from their luggage we ran reduce the number of TSA agents required at check in. Maybe then, the most powerful nation on the planet can afford to protect its travelers who expect the TSA to take care of their baggage until it is returned safely to them, not to a criminal at the carousel," concluded Richard A. Altomare.

The Coalition for Luggage Security White Paper on separating luggage from passengers can be found at

About The Coalition for Luggage Security

The Coalition for Luggage Security was established to ensure the safety of travelers through alternate means of luggage transportation. The Coalition consists of prominent businesspersons and companies that educate the public, Congress and the Administration on the importance of solving the luggage and cargo safety issues that exist in airlines and airports.

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