I always carry-on my luggage, unless I have some sort of large liquids where I’m forced to check it. There’s a reason I avoid checking a bag on a plane like the plague, and perhaps this story explains it best.
Maria Dellos had lost a bag twenty years ago. While at her home in Tucson, she received a call from the TSA stating her bag had been found…still with its contents intact. Interestingly, when the bag was lost, the TSA wasn’t even in existence, and it’s unclear how the bag became lost in the first place.
According to this Newser article:
So where has it been all this time? “Items that predate our agency are interesting,” says a TSA rep, who commends Dellos for packing her items then in now-mandatory plastic baggies. “We just did some shuffling of equipment at the airport, so it’s quite possible that we came across something that somebody left unattended for a long period of time.” It isn’t clear which airline lost the bag.
I’ll continue to carry-on my bags forever more, now…
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