A friend's luggage got left behind in America in Dec. 2013 when she came back here for a few weeks that summer. She had to go from Minneapolis to LA for the main flight. Somehow either on a stopover or other event, her luggage ended up in Dallas, which she only discovered upon landing in Melb. I can only assume that hers had to be taken off, to allow a Dallas passenger's case to be removed, and hers wasn't then put back on. It arrived about a week later.
Flying from Kununurra to East Coast.
Flight delayed ex there due had to land at Newman to get extra fuel, due headwinds.
Missed flight ex Darwin.
Put on flight to Adelaide, then Sydney.
Had spent from 7am to 8pm flying.
Got to home port. Only then did I think of my luggage, which I last saw at Kununurra! Oh dear!
Went to Baggage Dept, & guess what was sitting there, all forlorn? My bag!
Happy ending to a VERY long day!
My suitcase is pink with a floral front, I've never seen another one like it! No trouble identifying that baby....
Whenever we can, we travel only with hand luggage, which removes the problem. Or we drive then also no problem!
Colourful luggage straps & label.
My luggage is a complete set, which my Mother & an Aunt bought me when I started work. Am still using it all, exceptionally well made. Designed for use on TAA aircrafts! It is a nondescript colour, & have only seen same once in 45 years' of travelling!
My suitcase is a large red one, got from my aunt, and it's amazing upon arriving at the airport, how many people suddenly seem to have the same one as you, that they've had for years.
I tied a Peter Alexander pink dog tag to mine for my last trip, so first looked for the red case, then the pink tag at the baggage carousel.
I've a pink leather luggage tag with crystals on it and my girlfriend and I are travelling overseas in September so have bought a pink luggage strap to go around the case to make them easily identifiable on the luggage carousel.