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You Will Need
- Lost-baggage report
- Checked baggage claim ticket
- Boarding pass
- Detailed list of items
- Aviation attorney
- Brightly colored bag, tag, or strap (optional)
Check the other carousels
Check the baggage carousels from other arriving flights. Luggage is sometimes misdirected as it is unloaded and transported.
Report lost luggage
Report your lost luggage to your carrier's baggage service office inside the airport as soon as possible. Don't leave without filing a claim.
Keep the checked baggage claim ticket
Keep your checked baggage claim ticket as well as your boarding pass to help supply the airline with tracking information.
Make a detailed list of your luggage's contents and give it to the airline in case your bag was torn open, stolen, or destroyed.
Hire an aviation attorney
Hire an aviation attorney as a last resort to collect restitution in excess of $2,500 or if problems arise in finding your luggage.