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Help! Lost Suitcase LHR - Toronto BA0093 Sunday 16 July

Old 17th Jul 2017, 18:55
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Help! Lost Suitcase LHR - Toronto BA0093 Sunday 16 July

My son, on his way to his wedding in Halifax, Nova Scotia, inadvertently picked up the wrong suitcase at Toronto yesterday. This was only discovered in Halifax when he arrived there last evening.

BA have been less than helpful in locating the "other" passenger, who, we assume, has picked up our sons'.

Any advice/contact/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 19:12
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Phone the owner of the other suitcase? - phone number must be on the label, no sane person puts their address on these days. Failing which the phone number will be on a business card tucked inside somewhere (we all do that, don't we).

Anyway, why hasn't the other passenger similarly phoned your son?
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 19:28
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Thanks, Gertrude.

Don't think business cards are the thing these days. He found cowboy boots and a hair dryer in the case, so it could be a female. Still exploring different avenues . . . .
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 19:56
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Try posting on facebook, must be some local groups for Toronto / Halifax

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Old 17th Jul 2017, 21:57
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Been through all this. The other passenger simply files a missing bag form with the airline and neither are bothered to take similar looking (black with wheels).

The stupid airline only cares about the filed reports and looking in their system. If the system doesn't show it laying around as a lost bag then your S*** out of luck since they don't care about reconciliations between passengers

I would simply skim the bag you have for valuables and carry on as if nothing happened or is going to happen
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Old 17th Jul 2017, 22:07
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Have you reached out to the Flyertalk BA forum? The veterans on there, including some BA staff who participate, seem to be able to answer just about anything about BA. It is worth a try, if you haven't posted there yet.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 06:27
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Had this happen to me in Montreal a few years ago. I ended up waiting alone with a single luggage more or less looking like mine turning around and around at the carousel.

The guy at the lost luggage counter did a great job.
He said, as it was obiously a case of mixed up baggage by another person:
"Don't worry, I will not give this one up unless they show up with yours"

Few hours later mine was delivered at the door....
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 06:34
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So why does EVERONE have a black, wheeled, suitcase these days without some sort of easily spotted coloured identity mark, like a dayglo orange strap ?

In the days when we all had grey Samsonite Oysters, I painted two silver lines all around mine, one horizontal and one vertical, looked a bit as if I had tied it like a parcel, didn't look too ridiculous and was easily spotted as different to yours. These days I mostly use a canvas duffle bag style thing, old fashioned maybe, but I can guarantee it will be the ONLY one around ! Who the fcuk cares what it looks like, better than having someone else walk off with it.

I once visited a suitcase manufacturers retail factory outlet, to buy a new one, and they had created a demo. model in which each face, edge, lid, base, handle etc. was a different colour. Wish I'd bought one, but in those days I couldn't face the anticipated derision that I imagined would be levelled at me by my crew had I been seen with it - shouldn't have been so sensitive.
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Old 18th Jul 2017, 06:57
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I thought there might be a good chance of "no results" if I punched this description in.....How wrong was I.

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Old 18th Jul 2017, 11:39
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Relief . . . .

Just been notified that the bag is on its way to Halifax. Cue one relieved mother-in-law to be!!

How could it have been my fault????

Ho hum, on with the wedding.

Thanks one and all for your posts and suggestions, I now have another route in case of emergencies.

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Old 18th Jul 2017, 12:34
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I always put a printed copy of my e-ticket in my bag.
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