While the airline assured her that her bag was at its distribution center, a passenger instead followed her to several carriers.
Valerie Szibala, a Washington, D.C. woman, shared her salacious adventure on social media.
The way his bag was lost and found and the way United Airlines handled his file makes you want to never check baggage again.
The woman and her luggage were scheduled to arrive at Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington, D.C. on December 28, according to CNN.
Before leaving on an international trip for a month, Valerie Szibala bought an Airtag, an Apple tracking device, as she had heard many stories of lost bags.
Since she had a layover and was flying with two different companies, the woman expected her bag to be misplaced.
That’s what happened. When he arrived at Washington Airport on December 28, there was no trace of his luggage.
Unable to make it to the airline after hours on hold on the phone and online, the woman resigned herself to following through with her bag using her Airtag.
“On Friday the 30th at 8 p.m., he stopped moving in an apartment building a few miles from me,” reports CNN.
She thought her luggage would be delivered the next day, but he was surprised that he went to McDonald’s instead.
Then “in the suburban mall twice.”
Even on the day she finally got her bag back, she saw her going to a mall.
“Every time he comes back to the building after that,” she said, according to CNN.
Tracking down her luggage, the airline confirmed to her that it was at their distribution center.
Tired of persevering with the airline, Valerie Zibala finally went to the building where her Airtag was.
If her bag isn’t there, she still discovers other empty bags near the trash can.
That’s when she decided to share her story on Twitter.
Eventually his bag was returned by the delivery service.
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