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Dong
post Aug 8 2007, 09:02 AM
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Just wanted to throw this out and see how many of you have lost baggage when flying to or from races.
I heard a few stories about the trip to and from the Worlds in regards to lost bags not good.

What was it like getting them back or not.

I'm going thru a lost bag and it seems like I won’t be getting it back any time soon.

Also how many of you have or save the receipts for your rims, peddles, leathers, chest protector, Ect
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post Aug 8 2007, 09:11 AM
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yep, they want you to prove you had what you said you had....
its not there fault they lost your bags.
they make you feel like you should not even ask....
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post Aug 8 2007, 09:25 AM
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my mom works in baggage claim...

what ever you do, be polite and calm. they have more power than you think. if you're a s**t, chances are you won't get what you want and/or entitled to.

it is infuriating to loose something on a trip, but you've got to keep cool.

it seems that lost baggage is becoming more of a problem for the industry then it used to be.
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post Aug 8 2007, 09:29 AM
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Damn Luke,

So that's where your getting all your fly gear from.
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post Aug 8 2007, 09:39 AM
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Kid how do you konw they were Fly leathers??

you have my bag?
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post Aug 8 2007, 10:18 AM
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i have a relative who used to work for us air in the "putting your bags onto the plane" dept. the part betw when you drop them off and they go on the carts driven to the plane. its not a pretty site. they wuold routinely go thru luggage and take what they wanted( this was back pre 9/11 when folks were allowed to lock the suitcases) plus they used to play toss the bags also which explains why never never pack anything glass in your overnight bag( perfume etc) they would help themselves to cameras and jewlry on a reg basis. so word to the wise keep it on your carry on if its impt. hopefully these ppl were all fired when us air was bought back then...if its any help this was all done on night shift/ slower times. its a shame but there was always a lack of supervision and backround checks back then hopefully its better now.
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post Aug 8 2007, 10:20 AM
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also there is a lost luggage/unclaimed luggage contents dept at a central location . after a certain amt of time passes it goes on sale and ppl are allowed to buy it..yup all your stuff kind of like an airlines garage sale. i would call and check but agree with luke even though your pi**ed off try to be nice....
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post Aug 8 2007, 11:12 AM
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DID YOU DECLARE THE bike when you checked your baggage? or sneak it on to save the extra charge....they might look at that...

we got ours back from france 6 days after our kid arrived , they blamed it on customs:)

this doesn't surprise me though...

what about delays..

krystal, Greg R and bennet had to switch planes on monday in Denver and couldn't land because of bad weather after circling around for hours they had to fly to Wyoming to refuel, finnally they get to land and get off the plane, stretch those legs...NO WAY you get to sit on the tarmack for 2 hours no A/C while we do the Fuel paperwork and take off again CANT GET OFF .....Now back to denver , they get to land but of course there connecting flight is long gone. and the next flight will be tuesday afternoon, time to get a Hotel.......

So guess they were lucky it happen on the way home

[ August 08, 2007, 01:57 PM: Message edited by: mrh ]
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post Aug 8 2007, 01:33 PM
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And KB arrived in Houston at 4:30 pm and was riding Armadillo at 6:00 pm. Dude is relentless. No time to be tired when you are preparing for the Olympics.
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post Aug 8 2007, 04:28 PM
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quote:
we got ours back from france 6 days after our kid arrived , they blamed it on customs
Yep, it's French custom to mess with US Racers.
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