Jamie Skorczewski and his family members expended Christmas without dresses, provides or medicine just after their suitcases, alongside with people of approximately 200 other passengers, vanished. They waited virtually two several hours by an empty carousel at Manchester Airport right until a BA employee came to hand out forms for them to report their baggage as missing.
Jamie, his husband or wife and son experienced travelled from San Diego, California, to Manchester through London Heathrow on December 21 for a extended-awaited festive loved ones reunion.
But Jamie suggests he was unable to give his family members, like his kid, any Xmas provides as he was remaining ready six times for his luggage to be returned.
When his spouse and children have been last but not least reunited with their luggage Jamie claims all the presents were unwrapped, two bottles of wine stolen and one suitcase absolutely destroyed.
Talking to Manchester Night News, Jamie mentioned: “My son was remaining very disappointed on Xmas day. Like each individual small boy at Christmas Day he wrote a list.
“We, his mothers and fathers, had been the only users of the loved ones to obtain him merchandise on his list and they had been all in our suitcases.
“So Xmas day was not the ideal for him and the magic of Xmas finally ruined as we experienced to reveal every little thing to him.
“We had no outfits besides for people we experienced travelled in for that time period of time and inevitably experienced to get some.
“Then all the presents had also been unwrapped and two bottles of wine had been stolen.
“Just one of our suitcases was completely ruined – I do not know if BA will deal with that.”
The dad claims the fiasco was difficult by the involvement of 4 organizations in tracking their baggage.
BA experienced contracted World Baggage Remedies to fly the luggage from Heathrow to Manchester, but even with numerous calls and messages, Jamie claims they unsuccessful to get again to the spouse and children.
Jamie travelled back again to the airport on December 22 and observed the only way to make contact with Worldwide was by way of a consumer telephone at the facts desk in Terminal A single.
All through that connect with, Jamie says he was informed they didn’t have the bags – but then discovered out 30 minutes later on from BA that they did.
Despite this breakthrough, the firm then held on to them for two days just before passing them on to a further contractor. Jamie was then statements he was told they would be delivered to his address but they didn’t arrive.
So Jamie returned to the airport on Christmas Eve and tried using the terminal mobile phone again.
Passed on to the new organization, he managed to get through right after repeated calls.
Jamie added: “I begged them to enable me occur and acquire my baggage. I was informed that it was not doable as they experienced shut.
“I spelled out that all my son’s Xmas presents were in there and all my son’s garments. They didn’t care.”
On December 27, the 3rd-occasion organization contracted a courier firm to supply the luggage – but there was no way to get hold of them to prepare a time much more suitable than 3.30pm so Jamie experienced to leave his father’s 80th birthday occasion to wait around for the luggage at household.
He included: “I had termed to see if there was nearly anything they could do but was told truly coldly that they would be returned to the depot once more if I wasn’t there and I’d have to wait for one more slot.
“What is aggravated me the most in all of this is the lies, misinformation and the absence of available data or anyone to contact.
“It also ruined our Xmas, specifically for our son, and interrupted my fathers 80th birthday celebration.
“We paid out so a lot dollars for our tickets as properly, all around $3200 (£2,300) for myself and my son, only to conclusion up squashed shoulder to shoulder in a packed overall economy portion.
“We ended up actually wedged in. So a great deal for social distancing.”
Other travellers, including 38-year-aged Craig Cuthbert, his spouse Lucy, 35, and their toddler Paxton, two, have however not been reunited with their suitcases.
Every single airline appoints its personal baggage handler and Manchester Airport have mentioned it is not involved in baggage logistics.
International Baggage Remedies referred to BA for comment.
As track record, BA has reported prospects can be reimbursed for the price tag of essential items when they had been with out their baggage and claim for any ruined or lacking contents.
A spokesman reported: “We apologise unreservedly to prospects who had their baggage delayed more than the Christmas period right after arriving in Manchester.
“It’s obvious that our provider and communications fell quick on this occasion and we’re taking the essential measures with our third social gathering handlers and couriers to be certain we keep away from a identical problem in long run.”