Earlier this month an Australian man checked a can of beer as luggage on a Qantas flight.
The can of beer made it onto the baggage carousel at his destination. No worries, mate!
Hemal G decided to see whether this would work out well here in the U.S. At the last minute before a Charlotte – Newark flight on American Airlines he was upgraded. He suddenly ha[d] more checked baggage allowance” and decided to check deodorant separately.
Sadly a day later and he’s still without his deoderant.
- The deoderant was successfully loaded onto the flight. It was taken off the plane in Newark.
But it didn’t make it onto the baggage carousel.
- He reports, “last activity on the baggage tracking said it arrived at baggage claim but it’s likely it fell off somewhere along the way”
He filled out a missing property form with American’s baggage office. He’s now “waiting to see if [he]’ll be reimbursed 5.79+tax.”
I’ve suggested that if American Airlines denies his claim for some reason that the baggage delay or lost baggage coverage from the credit card he used to purchase his tickets just might step in. It will be fun to submit that claim..
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[…] Man Checked a Bottle of Deodorant as Luggage on American Airlines. Guess What Happened Next. – First, the guy with the can of beer. And, now this. When will the madness stop? And when will airlines come to their senses about 3-1-1? […]