An airline passenger’s shock after another traveler destroyed his carry-on

The thought of lose your luggage it can strike fear into many passengers, but one would have expected most carry-on luggage to be safe from this scenario.

Sadly, one traveler recently discovered that’s not the case after another passenger snatched his carry-on on a recent flight.

“The guy took my handbag thinking it was his,” the man shared in a post on Reddit.

Though he was lucky to eventually get the bag back, he was surprised by the state of the suitcasesharing photos in the post.

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A traveler has shared what happened to his suitcase after another passenger took it away. (reddit)

“He opened it, broke the locks and brought it to Delta like this the next day with no note or anything,” the American traveler continued.

“People make mistakes, but what’s scary here is all the carelessness and rudeness.”

In the comments, many people were curious as to how someone else could have grabbed their carry-on in the first place.

He explained: “My seat was in the back, and I was in the main group 2. I had to put it in a container 3/4 above the plane. So it was probably about 15 rows away.”

“When we disembarked, my bag wasn’t there, but his was… I chased after him, but he wasn’t there. I went straight to baggage claim and handed his bag in.”

Since he had returned the wrong bag to the airline, some people wondered why Delta couldn’t help put him in contact with the person.

“Politely ask him to pay for a new bag, plus compensation for your hassle with your lost luggage,” one person suggested.

But the sign said he had asked the airline for help and was told, “Sorry sir, this is not a Delta issue, this is between you and the passenger.”

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He said that he had had to place his page about 15 rows in front of him on the plane. (iStock)

Many criticized the passenger for grabbing the wrong bag, with some even suggesting it might not have been accidental.

“If he broke the locks, he knew it wasn’t his,” was one comment.

“It would have been nice if I had at least written a note or left money for you to replace it. What happened to common courtesy?” another questioned.

Meanwhile, others thought the traveler should be happy to have his bag back and move on.

“My opinion, you got it back. It was a snag and your case is busted. Take it with tweezers, grab a new one and move on,” one person said.

While another admitted: “If I was convinced that the bag was mine and I needed to open it, I would do exactly what he did.”

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