What Happens If My Checked Bag Gets Lost?

Airport baggage procedures can be complex at large hubs, so waiting 30 to 45 minutes for bags can be normal. Luggage can come in waves from a single flight as well, so just because your suitcase didn't arrive initially doesn't necessarily mean it's lost. Patience goes a long way in times like these.

What happens if my checked bag gets lost?

You are entitled to reimbursement if your luggage is misplaced, damaged, or arrives at the airport late. The airline may also compensate you for replacement and 'emergency' purchases. You can only make claims for emergency purchases made while you are without your luggage if it is delayed.

This entitlement to reimbursement encompasses package and business travel, as well as any instances in which the airline is responsible for problems involving your luggage while you are traveling. Package travelers may also be eligible for a discount for each day they are inconvenienced through baggage issues.

What happens if my checked bag gets lost?

You are entitled to reimbursement if your luggage is misplaced, damaged, or arrives at the airport late. The airline may also compensate you for replacement and 'emergency' purchases. You can only make claims for emergency purchases made while you are without your luggage if it is delayed.

This entitlement to reimbursement encompasses package and business travel, as well as any instances in which the airline is responsible for problems involving your luggage while you are traveling. Package travelers may also be eligible for a discount for each day they are inconvenienced through baggage issues.