While you may want to head straight home after landing at the airport, you should remember to check your suitcase first.
One traveler has warned passengers to take a quick look inside their bags before leaving the terminal, otherwise it could be difficult to claim any claims for damaged luggage.
Traveler Gina Sheldon discovered this the hard way, after returning home with a suitcase she thought was full of Christmas presents in December.
However, when she opened it, she was stunned to find dog food and other random items.
Gina, who traveled with Air France from Paris to Boston, told 10 . fox: “When I opened my luggage, all the gifts were gone and replaced with personalized plastic bags filled with dog food, dirty t-shirts, and empty French containers of body products.”
After contacting the airline, she was offered 75,000 miles by Delta from where she had booked as a codeshare.
However, she complained to Air France because she said this did not include her flight or lost gifts.
Even so, Air France told her that once she had left the airport, she could not claim compensation.
They say, as reported by Live and let’s fly: “You’ve left the baggage area and gone home, so we have no way to confirm whether or not those items were in your bag in transit or what happened after you left.
“The claim for missing items must be made at the airport with the baggage department for that reason.”
Delta has since said it offered “fair compensation” as an apology.
Therefore, the next time you retrieve the bag from the conveyor belt, you should check the inside as well as the outside.
While problems like this are rare, a quick check can save you hundreds of pounds.
Live and Let Fly also warns: “When picking up baggage from the airline’s baggage claim carousel, don’t just check the outside of the bag for damage, make sure your personal belongings are in the correct place. inside.
“Sometimes your bag may look and feel right, but the inside has moved and thieves are counting on you without realizing it until it’s too late.”
It is also important to note that the Montreal Convention, introduced in 1999, allows passengers to claim damaged or lost baggage for up to seven days thereafter.
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