well.... my advise is.... try to use handcarry instead of checking in your baggage. or if this is not possible, try handcarrying all those important stuff that u will need and cant be replaced easily.
silk air misplaced me and my sis's baggage on our trip to cambodia, thus we have nothing at all. daily necessities, clothing, lingerie, contact lenses (we ended up using the 1 day contact lenses which we were wearing for so many days risking eye infection), prescription glasses, sunglasses, skin care & cosmetics, currency, meal vouchers, notebook, maps/guides and domestic agent’s contact info, driver contact info (its not safe there to just hire any public transport). As a result, we are afraid to go anywhere that is too far away from our hotel.
its quite hard to replace those items at cambodia... shops there r limited + terrible skincare range (not advisable for sensitive skin = break out).
this spoiled our whole trip. we keep calling them for status of our lost baggage (they say will call us back but never).... no news, not even a courtesy call.
until we returned to sg, i made another check at the airport and they say will get back to me. finally we got back the luggage 2 days later AFTER OUR TRIP. the whole trip is wasted -_-
oh ya, buy travel insurance. this is important, u never know what might happen.
hope this helps.