FROM lost luggage woes to having to drag your bags around on foreign public transport, suitcases are the last thing that you want to be worrying about on holiday.
But baggage nightmares could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new think called "teleporting luggage".
Forbes reports that a US firm called Luggage Teleport has come up with the idea of teleporting your luggage to your hotel for you.
When you arrive at your holiday destination, their staff will meet you at the airport and take your bags to your hotel.
Then on your last day of holiday, they'll sort it out so that you can enjoy your last day properly by whisking away your luggage from the hotel after you’ve checked out.
So instead of carting luggage around the beach or the city, the company will instead meet you at the airport with the bags – so you can head straight to check in.
The company uses special locks to secure your bags and they send you snaps of your luggage so that you know when it’s arrived, too.
For the eternal worriers, there is also an app that tracks the exact location of your bags.
The service has only started in two US cities at the moment – San Francisco and Las Vegas – but there are plans to roll it out globally if it proves to be a success.
If the service comes to Europe, it could transform holidays.
Tourists would be able to hit holiday hot spots on their first and last day of the trip instead of either carting luggage around or having to head straight to a hotel for check in.
The service costs £21 for two bags, with £7 per additional bag.
While there are other similar services running in the UK, these are much more expensive than what Luggage Teleport is offering.
AirPortr lets passengers check in their bags at home and will then pick them up from anywhere in London and take them to the airport – for £30 a bag.
British Airways has teamed up with the travel tech start-up to offer the service to flyers living inside the M25 and flying from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City since last autumn.
Passengers flying on Emirates could soon have the same experience – which is being trialled in the Middle East.
A new video shared on social media has given a sneak preview of the system.
As part of the scheme, an Emirates employee drives to different passengers’ houses ahead of their flight.
They then pick up a person’s luggage and check it in using an electronic check in desk in the back of their van.
Emirates test new home check-in- Airline picks up bags at passenger's- front door
The person’s passport is scanned and the flight details are logged, then the luggage is tagged and the traveller is handed their boarding pass.
The process would mean that passengers can avoid dragging their luggage to the airport and just have to pick it up from the carousel at their destination.
Once they arrive, they simply have to head through security and on to their boarding gate – just as if they had no checked luggage.
An Emirates spokesperson told Gulf News: “At Emirates, we continually invest in innovative ways to improve the customer experience.
“At the moment we are trialling several initiatives to provide greater convenience for our customers and will share details when they become available.”
It is not yet known whether the programme will be available to all customers or just certain cabins.