British Airways Requires Mom To Get Her 7 Year Old’s Permission To Collect Checked Bag

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  2. Re the woman whose child had to ok the return of the missing bag, better to focus on the lesson to be learned about NOT using a child’s name to take advantage of another bag…and as much as I hate to blame a victim, if you have a serious illness you should know better than to check ANY medication in ANY checked bag and what to do if a vital medication is lost and needed. I would think contacting a pharmacy who could get in touch with her own MD might have resolved the mess.

  3. So here we have a story about a woman who packs required meds in her luggage, goes without them for a week because she can’t even figure out how to go see the local ‘acute care’ facility to get a new Rx, calls the baggage people 85 times, telling *them* where her bag is, and then argues with an agent about getting her kid’s permission to pick up the bag. She should not be travelling unsupervised.

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