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Mishandled Baggage Compensation  
User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

I was wondering whether there is any "standard" policy for what an airline will do in the advent that they misroute your luggage.

For example, is it still common practice to deliver bags to your "doorstep," rather than forcing you to return to the airport to pick them up?

I'm assuming no compensation is offered unless the airline damages/loses items for which they are liable (which upon glancing at an airline ticket jacket, includes just about any item of great value).

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User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Yes, the airlines will deliver to your home (or hotel or anywhere else you're staying) once you luggage is found. The compensation varies greatly- with the weight being used as primary scale of compensation. Usually, the heavier you bag, you'll get more. However, airlines have been known to give extra $$ if you plead your case.

User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1527 times:

In the US the weight of the bag is used for compensation on international flights only.

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