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Me and My Lost Luggage

Posted by firstman2006 on February 8, 2008

Here is a video I just made of my red Ricardo rolling Luggage that was lost two times by the Philadelphia Airport
(PHL), which I wrote about in the post Lost Luggage | Use Luggage Tags.

Just a little ranting about PHL…do you have some ranting to do about PHL, and airline, or an airport that has somehow misplaced your luggage? Let me know.

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Lost Luggage | Use Luggage Tags

Posted by firstman2006 on March 22, 2007

Lost Luggage is a problem that many airports, including PHL(Philadelphia Airport code) must endure. Having personally experienced the event of Lost Luggage tracking down Lost Luggage, I can personally testify that the airline personnel, will try within their limited abilities, but most certainly they are ill equipped to deal with frustrated patrons who have lost a piece of luggage.

For a detailed description of my adventure while successfully attempting to recover my lost luggage, please visit the above lost luggage post link.

Perhaps I should invest in some Luggage tags such as the ones available from Luggageonline.com to insure the identification of my bags. The information on these tags includes phone number, address and email.

I was reading on another travel blog that most bags are lost during late check ins and during quick stop overs. That does make sense.

In my situation, it was a midnight check in, and the person who arrived on the same flight as me, but made it to luggage terminal ahead of me, did not check the bag carefully. The husband was given the task of picking up the family bags…need I say more. A very common mistake that even I would be capable of making. I then made the mistake of assuming the girl who took my information for a lost bag new what she was doing, and did not verify the info she typed into the computer.

The airline however, uses a contractor that is paid per piece of lost luggage returned, whether or not it is returned to the right place or not. My bag was on a ticket for a person who lived in NJ. They left her bag and my bag outside of her house at night, and then called and verified receipt. However, her roommate answered the phone, and looked out and saw them and verified. The roommate just assumed that both bags were hers.

After doing a reverse name look up on Google, I found a phone number and gave her a call. Several hours later, to my dismay, I got a phone call saying they had my bag. And the rest is history that can be read in the my previous lost luggage blog post.

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Rectal Thermometer Blog Mission

Posted by firstman2006 on January 2, 2007

I have decided to make this my negative blog. Negative in that I will use it to chastise, complain, and voice negative thoughts. Happy New YearThis could mean negative reviews of sites, or relaying negative experiences. When things are wrong, this is also the place were I will first voice my negative opinions or relay information about negative experiences. For instance, I have had really bad experiences with Chase Visa(which really, really, really suck) and will be writing extensively about these experiences that I have had as well as others. (not at this time though) I already started with this type of post when I relayed my experiences with the Philadelphia airport when they lost my luggage.
Simply put, I am giving this blog a purpose, which somehow seems to fit it. Oh occasionally nice posts will make there way in, especially if I am feeling overwhelmingly positive. Which I really don’t think will be a problem. So I really do not want to start the year off overwhelmingly negatively, so I am going to end this post for the night, but will hopefully continue soon with a scathing post.

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Suitcase Found, No Thanks to Southwestern Airlines.

Posted by firstman2006 on November 3, 2006

Red Missing Suitcase

Red Missing Suitcase,
originally uploaded by Emperor Anton.

Refering to Returning From Vegas post.

Well I had Lizzie do a reverse phone number look up to find my suitcase. The airline for some unknown reason(lack of organization) sent my suitcase to NJ. Poor suitcase. I called the phone number and left a message. Later on in the evening, I got call from a really nice lady. She was sorry for not realizing sooner that the suitcase was not her roommates.
Apparently, the delivery service dropped off two bags and not one. Her roomate brought hers up stairs but left mine downstairs. She asked her roomate when she was going to bring it up, and she said that she had, but she had no idea whose bag was down stairs.
So Lizzie and I got directions off of map-quest, and traveled under two hours to get the bag. Had brunch in NJ, and then returned home with my bag.
Next week, I called the regional office which I believe is in Texas. They listened to my story and said they were sorry, but would send me $100 dollar travel voucher. That is really nice of them, but I would prefer that they learn from their mistakes and fix the problem so that it does not occur again, since I might have to travel with them in the future if no other flights are available.  Southwest is a discount airline, that is a far cry from being Cathay Pacific, my favorite airline which we flew with to get to Whistler last winter.

We may have been in the economy seating on the Cathay flight, but it felt like fist class. Drinks included, all the movies we wanted(watched “Walk the Line” for the first two times), choices of several different gourmet meals, gorgeous flight attendants, and spacious cabins.

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