My bags fell off the carousel!

@ruby222 (4848)
July 10, 2008 3:21am CST
At the major worldwide airports there are thousands of suitcases and bags of personal belongings that go missing every day.Much of this luggage evntually is reunited with its owners after time .With all the human traffic that pass through the airport terminals ,there are bound to be many glitches. If you were to lose your luggage en route..what would be your main concern?would you worry more about the contents of the case?..the airport staff rooting through your undies etc?... or would you just manage to stay calm until it had been located?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
10 Jul 08
I used to do a large amount of world travel Ruby. Mostly by air and always regarded lost luggage as an occupational hazard. However, in those days it was possible to carry on an overnight bag with you. Clean undies, socks and a shirt, plus my wash bag. In fact I never have lost my luggage although I had a nasty moment in Nepal once. I am more concerned now that you can't take anything larger than a clean unfolded hanky with you into the cabin. My Dad on the other hand is a past master at losing his bags. Coming back from China once he arrived at Heathrow (Thiefrow) only to find that his bags had gone to.... er.... "sorry. We don't know". San Francisco apparently. They turned up in a taxi about three weeks later. He also once picked up the wrong case at the carousel. The case certainly looked correct. But when my mother opened it she was more than a little surprised to find that whilst away he had turned to cross dressing! This put not a little strain on their already strained marriage (things have improved since. Fear not). However, a little later on a lady rang asking if he had her case by any chance? She had an identical one and had picked his up. Presumably she was equally startled to discover that her foundation garments offered less support and in the wrong places than before. They met somewhere on the Berkshire Downs and, in good Cold War style, exchanged their suitcases.
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@ruby222 (4848)
10 Jul 08
Yes I see your point,I seem to have similar troubles with my travel on public transport,I get home to find there are three bags..not the four that I set off home with.But my sister travels a considerable amount..she uses Gulf airways usually..the only crisis that would dismay her ..would be the loss of her Benson and Hedges...the cases..b***** them!..but her ciggies..OMG...But when she comes to this country she goes on what can only be called a reckless spending spree,she surfs the shops hoovering up the `bargains` with glee!..my Mother is by then in a state of hysteria at the ever growing pile that has to get back to Bahrain..and often the lot has to be sent on after her departure,which therefore sort of knocks the `bargain` issue on the head!...but no one is going to be brave enough to point this out!..Im considering trying some dandelion coffee...ever tried it??..I expect our good friend Moo has...sorry..lol a bit off the beaten track there..must be post menopausal issues creeping in!..or the lack of sugar....now...where did I put that bar of whole nut???
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
10 Jul 08
Funnily enough I have tried Dandelion coffee. Slightly bitter for my tastes if I recall. I have an earache today. I'll trade you a "Merci" bar for a lump of nut...
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@ruby222 (4848)
10 Jul 08
If I had not just come across the empty wrapper tucked down the sie of my chair,then I would gladly trade with you,even though I dont know what a Merci bar is...nothing ventured nothing gained...but having found the wrapper and it was nutless and choccy less it means that a mission is on the cards..a brief visit to re-stock.It would be an advantage for me to buy the chocolate from the wholesalers really.Earache..olive oil on a cotton wool plug?..stuffed into your earhole...see if that will do it!...have you cleaned them lately?..and I have a bit of news im sure that you will be interested in ..John Lewis`s are to start opening small corner type shops!!!so lol they may put one on your corner!!..We had a samll Sainsburys store open here,but it failed after three months of opening,there wasnt enough trade,now thats suprising isnt it.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
10 Jul 08
HI ruby, It happened to me once and I can't stop worrying since the staff asked us to open it for checking and for me, all my clothes are important and I can't lose anyone of it..Anyway, I arrived in my destination and my luggage arrived 2 days after...I was worried a lot but was relieved also after claiming it and it was intact. My husband's experienced was different, he lost his expensive perfume,I-pod and other toiletries after claiming the luggage!
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@ruby222 (4848)
10 Jul 08
Oh Che ..well I wouldnt really worry too much if it were me,I would go to the nearest outlet and buy something to get me through until my luggage was found!Hubby was funny the other day,he saw an advert on television and it was for Davidoff cool water..after shave..he was sort of taking the mickey about it!!and I said to him,well you have got some of that!!He looed at me all straight faced,mainly because he doesnt wear smellies!but I assured him that its been in his drawer for years!!He isnt in the slightest bit worried what he wears either!he loves it if I wash his favourite `working` clothes on a daily basis!!then he just keeps putting the same clothes on...lolol
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• United States
10 Jul 08
That's my husband too ruby,LOL! I always want him to buy some new set but he will always say, that he don't need it..LOL! It was my first long trip and I know I will not be having a job right away so I can't afford to shop for a new set! makes me worry a lot that time..LOL!
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
10 Jul 08
I would be severely annoyed regardless of the compensation they offer. cos it means that i have to go panic shopping in a strange land for necessities that might not all be in one place. even worse if i were there on a job assignment. then i really would be in a fix. i would ask the airline to try their best to locate it and courier it to me as soon as possible. however sometimes they take days to find missing luggage. it's not so bad if they lose my luggage when I'm coming home. but they should definitely still compensate.
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@ruby222 (4848)
10 Jul 08
I agree with you and there are a high number of people that would feel very much the same as you do,if the luggage is mislayed or delayed on the return journey then yes we can cope,but on the outward bound one,much more difficult to manage.
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• Singapore
8 Aug 08
thanks for the BR! :)
10 Jul 08
Hey id be as mad as a bat out of hell if that happened,ive a lot of designer clothes,Gucci and Prada,to name but a few,my partner bought me a lot over the years that we have been together and I would imagine those air hostesses having a field day running around in my gear.
@ruby222 (4848)
10 Jul 08
Though I dont think for one moment that the air hostesses would ever touch your clothes,I understand it would be a terrible blow to lose all of your designer gear...the majority of my clothes come from outlets such as Peacocks or Debenhams..so there is no great amount of money involved with mine,but the cost of designer gear is fantastic..
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@Abby123 (261)
10 Jul 08
Our kinda travelling wouldnt mean taking that much with us anyway,we just have a backpack,it has our tent and bits and pieces in it,we love to travel light and just hop on a plane and see where it takes us,then sleep on the beach under the moon and the stars and skewer a few fish for a meal,now thats what we call a holiday.
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9 Aug 08
Just wondering how you would go on with your medication,would there be any chance of getting it over abroad or maybe you shul always carry it in your hand luggage,but theres restrictions on liquids in hand luggage,well id be in big time dire straits if my meds were lost,maybe its something thats worth looking into before we go anywhere
@janeyr (11)
9 Aug 08
Depending on wot was in it,if it was all my good gear then I might not be best pleased really,the only other way out is to go and buy some cheap or as cheap as you can buy clothes to do you while your case is bing looked for,but by then the case will more likely be at the auction hose being auctioned off with thousands of others.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Jul 08
ruby 222 mymain concern would be my personal papers and any medications I had in those bags as I am a diabetic, as for clothes they can be replaced. I do not give a fig if ayone roots through my things as I have nothing to hide but would like to get my belongings back in one piece if possible. i do tryto stay calm as getting upset and yelling does no good whatsoever.