A household’s return to the Philippines was spoiled after their baggage was misplaced and broken upon their arrival.
Final July 18, Fil-Am Anne Stanton shared this expertise on Fb.
“Our enterprise and pleasure journey to the Philippines was not too welcoming upon arrival on the airport. We have been speculated to shock our household too however to our dismay, we received shocked as a substitute,” she mentioned.
Anne, her husband Richard and their son departed from Florida, United States with their 9 luggage.
After 35 hours of touring, they lastly landed within the Philippines. None of their luggage, nevertheless, arrived with them.
Anne mentioned that they tried to contact native airport authorities and representatives from Qatar Airways and American Airways (the place they took their flights) for his or her lacking belongings.
“My husband determined to talk to the overall supervisor and one way or the other was simply requested to file a declare for baggage lacking and instructed us to only wait till they may find it,” Anne mentioned.
It was solely after two days when Qatar Airways representatives discovered a few of their baggage.
The suitcases, nevertheless, weren’t in the identical situation as they have been earlier than.
Anne accompanied her publish with pictures of their broken issues.
“The pictures listed below are the precise photos of our baggage,” she mentioned.
Primarily based on the pictures, the suitcases have been ripped open, have damaged locks and a few of the wheels have been additionally broken.
“The worst half was our luggage have been clearly opened and have been undoubtedly checked. Plus our model new luggage had damaged wheels once they have been returned to us. The TSA locks have been opened and adjusted,” Anne mentioned.
Anne additionally lamented that the opposite lacking suitcase carry their presents or pasalubongs to kinfolk.
“The worst half is the lacking bag which till now can’t be discovered has the most costly gadgets within it costing us cash round $5,000 to $7,000 supposed as (Pasalubong) presents and presents for my household and kinfolk,” she mentioned.
Anne’s publish circulated on Fb. As of writing, it garnered 10,000 reactions, 74 feedback and 9,500 shares.
In an interview with Interaksyon on July 21, Anne mentioned that that they had a number of stolen gadgets from the broken luggage.
A few of these are the next:
- Imported pair of sneakers
- Nutritional vitamins
- Costly gadgets resembling iPhones, iPads and smartwatches
In her publish, Anne earlier wrote that even after an extended journey, her household went to Mall of Asia to buy private gadgets to make do as they wait for his or her lacking suitcases.
She suggested different vacationers to wrap their luggage tight and observe different measures to maintain their belongings as secure and safe as attainable.
“To all vacationers on the market, please take note of your baggage to safe them correctly, like placing some wraps throughout it to maintain it safe,” Anne mentioned.
Submitting of case
When requested in the event that they plan to file a case, Anne mentioned that her husband wished to take action.
She didn’t specify particulars concerning the case to be filed and in opposition to whom.
“My husband needs to file a case if there’s a public legal professional who might help us,” Anne mentioned.
“He claimed he needs to get compensated for every thing that causes delay and harm and for the bills we now have spent in motels, and after we purchased private gadgets when our bags didn’t arrive on time, and in addition the inconvenience of selecting up baggage as a substitute of delivering it to our resort in Manila whereas we have been nonetheless there,” she added.
When requested concerning the authorities they reached out to, Anne mentioned that her husband talked to “random airport policemen” initially.
They then instructed him to contact the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Nevertheless, they weren’t assisted on the way to attain its workplace.
They then turned to Qatar Airways for assist. It was at that time that they lastly talked to a senior officer of the airline.
“She promised my husband that she would have an govt get in contact with us to rearrange compensation or to find baggage however there have been no updates nor response to our name,” Anne mentioned.
As of writing, no replace was given but if that they had discovered their lacking belongings.
Interaksyon additionally reached out to Qatar Airways to inquire concerning the incident. Nevertheless, the airline has but to reply to Interaksyon’s request for remark.
Anne mentioned that this journey was speculated to be their “comeback” since their final go to in 2019.
After what occurred, she nonetheless hoped that their lacking bag shall be returned to them earlier than they return to the US on September 7.