Where did my fellow passengers (and luggage) go?
July 23, 2010 7:42 PM Subscribe
Airport Oddity: The Omega Man loses his luggage.
posted by Ian.I.Am to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I flew into my home airport (DTW) yesterday and, after disembarking, found which baggage carousel my flight was listed to be unloaded on and waited.
And waited. After around 20 minutes, nothing. Secondly, and more interestingly, no one else from my (fairly-full) flight had shown up to collect any baggage. I went to double-check that I was indeed standing at the correct carousel and verified that none of the other conveyors had spat out my suitcase. Bupkis. I return to the original carousel.
A moment later, the conveyor starts up. A single black suitcase rolls out, but after 5 minutes, no other luggage emerges. Ten minutes afterward, the conveyor shuts down. I wait another 10 minutes or so before going to the baggage service desk to find out what has happened. During this time, there has been no sign of anyone from my flight.
36 hours on, here I sit. The airline has no idea where my single suitcase is (as far as their records show, it was loaded on my flight and should have arrived at DTW), nor have they seemed to understand the weirdness of the situation. I intend to call the aiport directly on Monday.
However, while I feel I've missed something, according to the monitors at DTW, the baggage from my flight was supposed to emerge at the #5 carousel.
Apologies for the nebulousness, but I was hoping someone could share a similar story or point out my stupidity.