Newest Fee? Pay to Retrieve Lost Items…

Is paying to retrieve items you lost in flight the newest fee? I was reading USA Today’s Roadwarriorvoices.com and they have quite the interesting story about a teacher who left his laptop on board a flight after landing at Edinburgh Airport. His laptop was retrieved, though he was forced to pay a third party service $30 to get it back.

The teacher told The Edinburgh Evening News:

“I just couldn’t believe it. What gives Edinburgh Airport the right to take my property and hand it over to a third-party commercial organisation, who are then going to extort £20 out of me or more to get it back?”

He almost had to pay to get his driver’s license back too…

“When the woman staffing the counter said they had lots of Asus laptops, she pulled out this packing crate. They were just all piled in there, rattling around next to each other. There was no putting it in a protective casing. I was so tired, I got the laptop and I walked off, before realising I’d left my driver’s licence on the counter. I went and picked it up, and she said, ‘It’s as well you came straight back, if you’d left it here, it would have been £5’.”

 Baggage Claim

Comments

  1. I’m not so sure I wouldn’t rather pay the $30 rather than have chanced it with the airline without the third party.

    It may be just me, but I think I would have just been relieved to have it back.

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