Johnny Jet says that holiday travel wasn't that bad this year as the weather behaved. Leo wants to know if he is more likely to lose his luggage. Johnny says that the chances do increase but here's a few tips:
1) Pack less. You don't need to pack everything for a trip of a few days.
2) If you can keep it to a carry on, even better.
3) Always have a bag that fits under your seat, and keep your valuables in there. Don't ever check that bag. Carrying less is not only a matter of cost, but saving time.
4) Johnny recommends shipping your luggage, rather than take it. It can be cheaper if you use ground, and you can track it. Also call in advance if shipping to a hotel because they may charge you per pound. Don't ship overseas, only domestic.
Johnny says there's a great site called MakeTravelEasier.com, which offers to pick up your bags for you and take them to your hotel. And the prices aren't bad.