Air Travel Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Need lost luggage help

Jump to last reply

So ...American Airlines has lost/misplaced our checked in baggage.

We were supposed to fly from DFW to Paris via Boston (the day before yesterday). As it happened, the flight of DFW for Boston was running late and we may not had made the connecting flight from Boston to Paris ... So AA moved us to a later-in-the-evening direct flight to Paris. When we arrived in Paris, our luggage hadn't as yet arrived. But more importantly, when the AA delivery person came in this evening to deliver our delayed luggage, it wasn't ours! We had checked in a large black and this was a large red :(. Someone has hand-written my name on a tag on a piece of luggage which is clearly was not ours. I refused to accept it. The delivery person didn't have any English and I didn't have enough French to inquire further. The lost luggage office in CDG opens tomorrow morning at 7 am.

Now ..I am scared. I have had delayed luggage scenarios a number of times before. But getting someone's else's baggage has never happened to me before.

I would very much appreciate some advise:
-Should I just get to the airport tomorrow morning and try to talk this through?
-Can I ask for expenses? ALL our clothes and some medicines (for which I probably need to get our Dallas based doc to prescribe) are in the lost bag (among other things). And clearly, we now need to buy some quickly.
-Do you typically get your stuff back when something like this happens?

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 airlines recommendation from the USA to Hong Kong
  2. 2 What to do about Travelguard denied insurance claim? please help
  3. 3 Saddle seats - coming to airbus soon
  4. 4 Avoid Alpha Flight Guru or be stranded somewhere and pay the price!
  5. 5 United flight reservation change
  6. 6 Amst-Spain - enough time to leave the airport?
  7. 7 economy plus seating on United Flights
  8. 8 Codeshares
  9. 9 First point if entry in USA
  10. 10 Help need about onward trabel
  11. 11 Missing middle name in system -- orbitz refuses to refund
  12. 12 Jacob Ng Community
  13. 13 Need Advice: Germany in October Prices
  14. 14 Trip Report Austrian Airlines Business Class "Upgrade" - avoid
  15. 15 Cant get seats on united codeshare
  16. 16 LAX. Terminal 4 to terminal 6
  17. 17 Beware of Bravofly
  18. 18 American 757 Economy: Renovated Interiors...?
  19. 19 Connecting in SFO, domestic to international flight
  20. 20 Bravofly is a scam - beware
  21. 21 LAX to Tokoy - How much Lay Over TIme Do I Need
  22. 22 Flight to Dublin
  23. 23 Layover in Boston
  24. 24 Reserving seats on AA operated flight
  25. 25 Transfer time at Heathrow
View next 25 » Back to the top