Luggage Theft a Big and Ongoing Problem at O R Tambo Airport in Johannesburg
Click or copy and paste the URL above if you have been or know a victim of luggage theft at O R Tambo airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. It leads to a website that hopes to spur South African Airways and airport authorities into doing something about such theft, the frequency of which seems to have been public knowledge for a while now.
Baggage theft is brazen and rampant at O R Tambo airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Please help stop more travelers from becoming victims. You could be one of them. South African Airways, in whose custody the luggage often is when lost, and airport authorities appear not to be taking action about this anytime soon. It has proven difficult to even contact SAA to file a claim. A telephone number for the Lost Baggage Dept given to me by an airline representative was a voicemail that requested one to leave a name, number and statement. The message stated that the calls are monitored regularly and response prompt. Well, after leaving three or four messages and repeated calls hoping to talk to a real peron, I gave up. Five days later I still haven't heard from them!