Your flight leaves in three hours. Your zipper broke three seconds ago. How are you going to get your massive suitcase back to Topeka without your bathing suit winding up in the cargo hold on an A380? The answer is simple: use plastic wrap.
It’s nowhere near a permanent solution, but if you’ve got a broken zipper and you’re looking to close your luggage for the duration of a flight, a roll of plastic wrap is the perfect answer to a difficult problem. This problem and solution come directly from Reddit where user mr_notlob wrote:
So, zipper slider on my luggage bag broke and I cannot replace it – I don’t have a replacement slider. At this point I don’t want to buy a new bag and I need this bag one last time for trip home. I can buy duck tape and I have some superglue.
I don’t care how it would look like, I just need it not to fall apart for a day.
The answers included everything from ratchet tie-downs to superglue, but the consensus was definitely plastic wrap. This is what some of the top responders had to say: