Next Avenue: A rash of lost, delayed, misplaced, damaged and burgled bags: Read this if you want to vacation with your luggage

by | Oct 21, 2022 | Stock Market

This article is reprinted by permission from Wendy Carroll has had airlines lose her luggage more than once. Most recently, workers forgot to remove her suitcase from the hold in the bottom of the plane, where they found it at the airplane’s next stop. “They had to fly it back and then put it on a bus to bring it to me, about a two-hour drive away from the airport,” said the 70-year-old, who lives in Spokane, Washington.

Mitchell Bober, 75, recalls his mother-in-law arriving at Baltimore-Washington International while her luggage continued on to Boston. At the customer service counter, the agent asked her if she needed overnight toiletries. She said she kept those items in her carry-on. “The agent gave her his brightest smile and said, ‘You’ve flown with us before,’” Bober said. Miami Beach resident Charlotte Tomic, 71, learned to keep essentials in a carry-on bag when her luggage went missing for a day on a flight to Connecticut to visit her stepson. “I vowed to always take meds as carry-on after that experience,” she said. Read: Traveling to Europe soon? 6 tips to help you save money and avoid miseryGood is not good enough Bob Nesoff, of New Milford, New Jersey, recalls his daughters’ disappointment when he returned from Florida and was told that his suitcase, with gifts for the three girls, was California-bound. They got the toys two days later, when the airline delivered Neso …

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