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Questions tagged [lost-luggage]

Questions about luggage lost or found missing during travel.

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What will happen if my luggage gets delayed?

I understand that if my luggage does not make a transfer on a plane, the company will deliver it to me. However what if: I am far away from the airport? Will they still send me the luggage? I am in a ...
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What is the probability of “true” lost baggage (never returned to owner)?

In "true" lost baggage, I mean the loss of your baggage that is, in the end, not returned to an owner and going to end up in reparation. According to the post here, the probability of the baggage ...
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Forgot baggage at Dubai. How to get it to Los Angeles?

Last week, I travelled via Dubai to Los Angeles. During the security checking at Dubai Airport, I was asked to remove my laptop from my bag and after that I forgot to to take it back. i realised that ...
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What does the 10 digit code on luggage tags represent?

I have observed that baggage tags for commercial carriers have a 10 digit code on the bottom which appears to be a part of a universal baggage handling argot, see this picture... The number appears ...
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How to process a delayed/lost baggage case?

I traveled with Flydubai today from Karachi (Pakistan) to Istanbul (Turkey). It was a transit flight via Dubai where the planes had to be changed. My wife and I were the only passengers who changed ...
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Compensation for denied boarding due to baggage delay

Recently, my son and I traveled from Bangkok to the US, and when boarding our connecting flight in Hong Kong we were involuntarily denied boarding because the airline could not locate my son's checked-...
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Baggage didn't clear customs - how do I get it?

I was traveling from India to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada via Montreal by connecting flight. My airline's (Qatar) agent told me in India that you will get your baggage at the final destination (...
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Why is it that the small barcode on the stickers placed on one's check-in bags generally cannot be accessed by airport staff after 72 hours?

I read on https://www.ausbt.com.au/this-simple-trick-helps-ensure-your-suitcase-arrives-on-the-belt (mirror): Even if you do attach a bingo [= small barcode sticker on one's check-in bags or on the ...