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Caution for Aerolineas Passengers

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Caution for Aerolineas Passengers

We flew from Mendoza to BA on Aerolineas. Because of the severe carry on limitaions we had to check our small carry on, zippered bags. They were locked (although it's a cheap lock). All seemed normal when we picked up the bags in BA. However, upon unpacking in our hotel we found they both had been gone thru. All inside zippers were unzipped. Camera case, make up bag, etc were all left unzipped and contents in disarray. Items missing. Of course, the airline is not responsible since we did not file a claim before leaving the airport. I saw several bags that had been fully wrapped in plastic - now I understand why!

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sorry to hear this and thanks for the warning. did they not even allow you 1pc per person? or you just have more than 1pc you were trying to carry into the cabin?

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Aerolineas allows 5 KG (11 lbs) carry on and 15KG (33 lb) (I think) in baggage with no charge. We generally try to carry on only whenever possible - a carry on suitcase and a small backpack. Fortunately for this trip, we were carrying our iPad, Kindle, and jewelry on board in a small bag.

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Thanks for the warning, Forewarned is Forearmed.

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thanks again for the baggage info. glad to hear that you had all your goodies with you.

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Wait, you allowed them to check your valuables in your checked luggage???

This isn't just an issue with Aerolineas, this could have and likely would have happened on ANY US airline.

Sorry this happened to you but this is why people need to be informed (it has certainly mentioned here in this forum) and always have a small carryon for your valuable. NEVER EVER EVER check them!

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