- Theiving baggage handlers!
Came back from Leogang last Sunday (Munich to Manchester).Posted 4 years ago
The flight was full and the check in at Munich asked us to put our cabin bags in the hold. My son’s Go Pro was in his bag. Just went to put the footage on our PC and realised it wasn’t there when I unpacked.
Lot’s of reports of this happening on t’internet. Obvious now but just be careful when you check in.sandwicheaterSubscriber
Happened to my Oakley metal jackets, took me weeks to realise. Just thought I’d lost them and then remembered packing them.
Fair dues to the travel insurer. 4 weeks after returning I reported claim and all sorted. Still annoying and in your case the videos are irreplaceable, sorry dude.Posted 4 years ago
As Mosey said, it was a last minute thing at the check in desk.Posted 4 years ago
Trouble is it was a week ago now and I’ve only just realised.
Insurance T&Cs state it must be reported within 24 hrs. I’ll ring them tomorrow and see what they say.
Little fella is gutted about the footage & the camera.stumpyjonSubscriber
Makes a mockery if the security checks on passengers, if the baggage handlers can get stuff out they canget things in. Only had it happen once, internal flight in Malaysia, phone and a fake watch. Must’ve been done via x-ray as the items taken were at the bottom and stuff had hardly been disturbed. Take anything nickable in my hand luggage, would not be happy putting it through the hold if asked.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
Padlocks are a waste of time in most cases Most zips can be popped with a biro and resealed so you need never know they were in there.
Secure tsa luggage is what youll be wanting – then it just attracts attention as you have something worth steeling.
I have tatty scruffy kit bags from work – dont lock em. I travel to places where this stuff happens – oddly to my colleague alot – he has a flashy north face holdall he takes with him ….Posted 4 years agoeskayMember
Insurance (Natwest) have wriggled out
Has anyone managed to get an insurance company to reverse its decision?
I have just received a letter from my holiday insurance to tell me that they will not pay out for my cancelled holiday.
I booked annual travel insurance in July and put the start date for Aug 6th (first day of your summer holiday). I was taken seriously ill on August 3rd and spent time in intensive care. They have just told me that because it was an annual policy and I was unfit to travel outside of the start date that they will not pay out (even though the holiday was within the insured period).
Anyone had any experience of something similar? I feel like I have been robbed (of several grand).Posted 4 years agobent udderMember
I use the thin, small zip ties which are a beast to open without damaging. Through the zip pull(s) and round a D-ring or other bit of the bag so the zip can’t be popped out and back without leaving a few links showing.
I go on the principle that I can’t stop someone from getting into my bag, but I can jolly well see if it’s been tampered with, either by security or the bag chuckers.
Years ago I was flying with a lovely DeKerf in a soft bag, and someone trod on it hard enough to push the front wheel axle into the downtube, leaving a crease. I complained to the airline and was told I had to report damage at the airport. So from then on, I always unpacked any bike I was flying with to check for damage before leaving the terminal. Really, really annoying, because you either want to get to your holiday destination or get home, but I felt I had no choice.Posted 4 years ago
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