In a recent trip I checked in three pieces of luggage with Alaska/Horizon connecting to a Delta flight to my final destination. Only two luggage out of tree surfaced on the carousel at destination.
I claimed the loss to Delta who gave me access to walk on my own trough their lost and found warehouse, find and help myself with whatever.
I didn't find my luggage and Delta employee told me that the lost luggage claim that I filled with them is in no way a liability acceptance by the airline. The only hope that I've got from them at the time was something like . . . " If we gonna find it, will ship it to you but we don't promise anything . . ."
Although both airlines have my address and phone number, so far ( it has been 3 months you know . . .) I received a single phone call from a Delta employee asking me if I remember the code-bar number on my lost luggage ??!!
Is there any legal way that I could possibly recover the $ 50 US value of my lost luggage?