Luggage Left In The Hall Gets Lost

August 14, 2010

in Luggage Stories

A few years ago I spent a week with my mother in Rome. When the week was over we got to the airport to take our flight back. You have to know Rome Fiumicino is not small and we were already wondering about the many bags which were in the middle of the hall. The queues were also very long. When we finally arrived at the counter, the clerk told us to bring our luggage to another one because the conveyor band was broken. Damn, the whole hall was full of other luggage. But what were we supposed to do?! So we brought our luggage there and then went to the airplane.

Back in Germany we waited at the conveyer belt for our luggage… and waited… and waited… and waited… By the way, we weren’t alone. Our airplane had been very small, but despite this fact only 10 suitcases of maybe 50 arrived. Or, I mean many others arrived but they didn’t belong to anybody from our flight. After one hour we were called to a counter and someone told us that –  surprise, surprise – our suitcases weren’t in Germany. They told us that they could be still in Rome, or maybe even somewhere else in the wrong airplane. They said they would bring our luggage to our home when it was found.

So we drove home without our suitcases (BTW that wasn’t so bad because we had to travel with the train).

At home we had other clothes, of course, but think of the poor Italians who traveled to Germany… they didn’t have anything.

At the end everything became good, my suitcase was brought two days later, the suitcase of my mother was delievered after 5 days, but that was OK since we were happy about getting our stuff back!

So I can tell you: if you ever have to leave your luggage in the hall, take whatever you can with you in the hand luggage! 😉

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

TDF August 15, 2010 at 5:08 am

The savvy traveler carries luggage on whenever possible.


sexygal March 29, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Absolutely!!!! NEVER "check" luggage if you can "help" it !!!!


jonasgal June 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm

They shouldn't've left it in the hall, dang it! I sure wouldn't've!


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