Bag stealing off luggage conveyor belt

Nov 6th, 2018, 05:36 AM
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I bought Rimowa several years ago when my DH had back surgery and I became the shirpa ! It was the lightest luggage around, at that time, and has served us well for many years. Colorful ties, etc., do seem to make identification easier - especially at very hectic airports.
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Nov 6th, 2018, 05:54 PM
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Many years ago when I started doing more business travel, I went out and bought myself the Delsey luggage that the flight attendants and pilots used. It came in black or grey. I bought the grey. As you can imagine, they was a lot of it coming off the conveyor belts. I didn't want any stickers on my luggage, but on our first international trip after I bought the luggage, I went to the hotel lobby to check out and there was a bellman carefully adhering a sticker to my new suitcase. I decided it was fated.

I had two subsequent experiences of seeing "my" luggage come off the conveyor belt and watched as some else picked it up - each time I looked closely and found that the luggage was the same, the stickers were the same, but it wasn't my suitcase (once in Hong Kong, once at Dulles). I've never had anyone walk off with my luggage.

I still run into places that do check luggage tags against luggage receipts, usually in a foreign airport, but periodically they do tag matches at SeaTac, my home airport.
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Nov 6th, 2018, 06:40 PM
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I don't check bags (except on small commuter planes where gate checking is mandatory) but one of my best friends does and I gave her a tag similar to this one as a sort of joke Christmas gift. She loved it.

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Nov 6th, 2018, 07:49 PM
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Thatís so neat. Almost makes me want to check luggage more often.
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Nov 9th, 2018, 05:12 PM
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Just this week. Arriving Mexico. They did not actually steal it but a woman picked up my suitcase off the carousel and was rolling away with it, then put it back.

The joke of this story is... my suitcase is a 26" IT bag, a wildly patterned black/grey/white herringbone print, with bright cobalt blue wheels and trim, a wide red Samsonite luggage strap around it, and an over-sized Hawaiian print luggage tag She really thought it was hers???? -haha-
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Nov 9th, 2018, 05:22 PM
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I just now googled Rimowa - $1,700 for a suitcase? Yikes.
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Nov 9th, 2018, 07:19 PM
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Does that include the flight,hotel and meals?
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