An American Airlines passenger was forced to ascertain her carry-on luggage on the gate — only to have it destroyed after it was seemingly run over by a truck.
The frustrated traveler went to choose up her suitcase from the bags claim where she was informed that it had been “banged up,” she shared on Reddit.
“Nonetheless… it was actually mangled,” the passenger wrote. “Every non-clothing item was completely destroyed and all my clothes were filthy.”
The within the bags, including clothes, shoes and other items were covered in powder makeup that had been crushed and crumbled into dust, photos the traveler shared show.
“I didn’t know what to do, so I just began crying (silly, I do know, but I used to be now in an odd city with literally nothing but my phone and a bunch of dirty clothes),” she shared.
The girl’s Invisalign retainer was also ruined within the crush and he or she said she was anxious the airline wouldn’t cover the extra cost for the dentist visit needed to interchange it.
She said a pleasant staffer at baggage claim helped her file a claim for the damaged goods and he or she was given a recent carry-on — “but like … what the heck was I presupposed to put in it??” she added.
Other Redditors beneficial making an in depth bullet-point list of each item that was wrecked and its cost.
One commenter, a maintenance engineer, said the airline passenger’s bag was likely run over by a piece truck on the tarmac.
The engineer admitted they once drove over a chunk of bags themself.
“One night, raining heavily — with that silly asphalt/concrete mix that seems to show right into a black hole yet make every light super glaring into my eyes — just driving as usual with a colleague to considered one of our overnight aircraft in our work truck,” they wrote. “I swear there’s a weird noise coming out of the front end.”
They said their colleague shrugged it off, believing it was just the “piece of s–t work truck.”
The Redditor said they stopped the truck after one other hundred feet.
“Sure enough — standard black generic bag like every other piece of bags is wedged mainly under the front of the truck,” they wrote. “It looked very similar to OP’s pictures above, but bit more of the highest worn away.”
The upkeep engineer offered a warning for a lot of travelers who’ve generic black luggage.
“These black bags [are] inconceivable to see on these rainy nights,” they said. “Just an accident. Falls off a cart. Gets collected in one other vehicle.”
Just two days earlier, a Delta passenger shared a pic of their checked bag — which had been massively shredded and torn apart — on Reddit.