Memorial Day Weekend: Dangerous Time for Electronics

By  Chargerback, Inc., Special for  USDR

Today, Chargerback, Inc., the developers of the nation’s leading lost and found software solutions, releases statistics for lost and found items over Memorial Day weekend. The company projects, at America’s airlines, hotels and amusement parks alone, 1,171,275 items with an average total value of $139,164,559 are expected to be lost between May 27, 2016 and June 3, 2016. Of these, 19.5% will be electronic devices such as cell phones, laptop computers, keys with electronic fobs, and cameras, with an estimated total value of  $68,425,253.

Chargerback is releasing these statistics to raise traveler awareness and educate them so they will know what to do in the event they lose an item. The company has these five suggestions on how to increase the chance of having a lost item  returned.

  1. Report the item lost as soon as you notice it is missing. The sooner the venue has a lost item report, the faster they can match it with items found.
  2. Describe your item completely. Be specific about the brand, color, model, and any distinguishing characteristics of your item. The more detailed you are, the easier it will be to match with items which have been found.
  3. Be clear about where you lost the item. Always provide the date the item was lost and where it was lost. If you stayed in a hotel, look at your check-out receipt and include your room number in the report. A seat number is a valuable bread crumb to find items left on an airplane. And be sure to specify if you left your item in a seatback pocket or in the overhead bin. If the item was lost in an amusement park, let the park know which ride or park feature you were near and where you believe you lost the item.
  4. Provide complete contact information. Regardless of how the property or airline manages its lost and found process, complete contact information assures they can communicate with you in the event your item is found.
  5. Be patient. Some items are found quickly. Some are found up to 30 days later. Patience is the key to lowering your level of stress when an item is lost. Losing an item can be stressful. Don’t let it ruin your holiday.


Chargerback, Inc. provides web-based lost and found solutions which improve the experience of travelers when an item is lost and relieve operational stress for those who work in lost and found service occupations. The company works in partnership with airlines, hotels, amusement parks, and other related hospitality venues. Chargerback’s world-class lost and found software solution helps assure items are returned quickly and efficiently to their rightful owner

SOURCE Chargerback,  Inc.

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