Tourist wraps £1.8k luggage in plastic to stop theft – but people spot big flaw

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    A tourist was hit with criticism when she shared a "genius" travel hack to give her designer bags extra protection.

    Ekra, from Norway, came up with an anti-theft tip so she could travel in peace with her £1,830 Louis Vuitton duffle bag.

    Posting on TikTok with a special "shoutout" to the workers at Malaga Airport, Spain, the young woman paid for a luggage wrapper service to protect her baggage.

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    "How to disguise your expensive travel bags — I didn't know this was a thing until now," she wrote in the overlay text.

    The worker placed her monogram Keepall duffle bag on a spinning machine and watched it being wrapped in layers and layers of blue plastic.

    Ekra can be heard saying: "Genius, how smart!"

    She then pointed her camera at a sign, which stated "insured and incognito" and "your luggage insurance included in case of damage or loss".

    "No scratches or theft here baby!" she exclaimed.

    While Ekra was chuffed with the travel hack, her followers were less impressed.

    While some warned that the plastic wrap could alert thieves, others advised her to travel with more affordable luggage next time.

    And other TikTokers feared the sticky material would adhere to the luxury bag and cause damage.

    "Wouldn't this just bring more attention to you?" one said.

    And a second commented: "Well, now they know to grab bags that are covered, good job making thieves' lives easier and showing us."

    "Or just don't get designer bags and check them in? I have a smaller Supreme suitcase suitable for the cabin because I'd never check them in," a third shared.

    Ekra defended herself though – and explained why she didn't put her pricey luggage in the hold.

    She explained: "I don't always travel with a checked bag, this is my first time ever. It's a Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 Duffle Bag."


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