Friday, March 09, 2007
What sic puppy blogs at 2:00 in the morning? I've been meaning to write up a post for a couple of days ago. Last Sunday night I flew into MCO. I had my sunglasses with me. Then I didn't. The next morning I realized that I didn't have them. I called the front desk - no luck. I checked with the driver/van that I rode in the night before - no luck. I called the Orlando airport. They basically laughed at me. They told me to check back later that day. I also talked to the Delta baggage claim office. According to the guy that I talked to, Delta alone collects over 2000 items each month. They keep things for about 2 weeks and then everything is boxed up and sent "somewhere". I've heard that outside of Atlanta there is a place where at least some of Delta's lost and unclaimed stuff is sent. I tried to Google such a place but came up empty handed. Last Fall I lost my car keys on a trip to Europe. The SLC baggage department told me that thousands of items or lost and never reclaimed and each month they are boxed up and "destroyed" according to the guy I talked to. I'm sure that it is a MAJOR pain in the butt, however, it seems like there could be a something put in place to make a better effort. In searching for this "place" in Atlanta I read that it costs Delta over $150 for each lost piece of luggage that is found and returned to the rightful owner. Anyhow, as I said to begin with, if you happen to lose ANYTHING at an airport or on a plane, it is forever lost. Black Hole, baby!