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Baggage Handler Caught Selling Passengers’ “Lost” Luggage Online

Baggage Handler Caught Selling Passengers’ “Lost” Luggage Online
Meg Butler

Well, this is awkward.

An American Airlines passenger whose luggage was lost on her last flight was surprised to discover that the clothing items in the bag the airline misplaced were being sold on Facebook marketplace. Kinley Rice might never have discovered what really happened to her luggage but, luckily, she spotted a jacket that looked very similar to the Patagonia jacket she purchased new for her trip.

Surprised to see what looked a lot like her missing jacket for sale, she looked into the seller: it was someone who worked in baggage services at Tulsa international airport. Rice says that she’s even pretty sure that she can match the bar code on the tag of the jacket to the numbers on the receipt.

American Airlines says that they are “investigating the situation” and fully cooperating with the authorities. In the meantime, they’ve offered to reimburse Rice $1,000 for her missing items. No word on what the Patagonia jacket was selling for on Facebook Marketplace. But if any of your luggage has gone missing from Tulsa airport, it couldn’t hurt to head to Facebook Marketplace and have a look.

View Comments (4)


  1. FlyingNone

    October 30, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Glad the mystery was solved, what about the baggage handler ?….captured and arrested or is it still “under investigation” ?

  2. mvoight

    October 31, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I doubt any of the items in the picture had been stolen from a passenger’s luggage

  3. rylan

    November 4, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Not surprising… its widely known that there is rampant baggage theft particularly at certain airports and easiest way to get rid of the items is selling them online.

  4. hedoman

    November 4, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Shocking, I tell you, Shocking!

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