When I got back in from Oslo a couple weeks ago I realized I left my Kindle behind before I opened my backpack at home. I had nearly lost it once before on Finnair and had not followed up to buy a colorful case. Now it was sitting in a economy seatback pocket and I figured the cleaning crew might not see it either and it was already flying back to Oslo.
My assumption was lost cause. Still, I tested out the system. On their respective websites, SAS and Newark Airport direct lost and found to the other. Not promising start. I called the SAS USA number and got a helpful agent who provided me the direct number for SAS baggage handling at Newark.
SAS baggage went to voicemail, yet to my my surprise they returned my call within a few hours, wanting a bit more information that the recording garbled. A few hours after that, I got a friendly call that they have my Kindle and I could pick up at my convenience or pay to have them FedEx it. I asked if two weeks as too long as that was my next Newark arrival. No problem. Just come roughly noon-late, to coincide with SAS arrivals.
On Wednesday I cam in from Montego Bay, headed to Terminal B, found SAS baggage handling. They told me to go up to check-in and wait 10 minutes as the office manager was out due to a flight delay. I said hi to the gentleman at check-in. 10 minutes later he came back and said, “wait here,” and in a few moment he was back with my Kindle. I verified by entering my PIN and it was back with me.
Such nice helpful people. I felt guilty for assuming it was hopeless. Airplane lost items not necessarily a lost cause!
Readers, what are your airplane lost item stories?