I suspect what the answer will be but, friends flew yesterday from Detroit to Montreal. They had to check-in everything as it was a small regional jet and they already have a reasonable amount of carry-ons with a young 4-month old baby.
When they landed, one piece of luggage was missing. It was delivered this morning at my home. The suitcase was damaged and the GPS, GoPro and extra batteries are missing.
Any hope in making a claim with Delta?
I know you should not put "valuables" in checked luggage but on this sort of flight you have no choice, especially with the baby stuff.