Making sure Teddy gets there safely

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iol travel june 21 teddy REUTERS It can be one of the most upsetting issues for a junior traveller - losing their teddy bear.

It can be one of the most upsetting issues for a junior traveller – that moment of distraction that sees a teddy bear left lying on an airport seat, or lost on a baggage carousel, spinning around in sorry silence amid the last suitcases.

So, Thomson Airways in the UK is launching a front-desk process that will allow kids to “check in” teddies before they board. Teddies can be registered, and will be given a special boarding pass, to be exchanged for a VIB – “Very Important Buddy” – tag at the gate. – Daily Mail

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