well, looks like the flying monkeys will be shut down for awhile. in General Absinthe Discussion Posted August 13, 2006 · Edited August 13, 2006 by hartsmar · Report reply No, I'm not saying luggage is never lost. I know it is. Most often it's not lost but delayed, commonly because an arriving flight is delayed and you have 5 minutes to get to your connecting flight. Your bags show up later on. And more often, your luggage arrives safe and sound at the very same time as you do. You need to get better travel insurance then. The one I have allows for the baggage to be missing for 24 hrs. During that time I can get compensation for "the little things" you might need to get around. After that, it covers cost for clothes and other necessities up to a certain amount. A rather ok amount too. If the luggage is not recovered within 7 days, I think it is, you will get further compensation and if your luggage is completely gone, it will cover most items. Also, your home-insurance would then kick in and compensate more. At least that's how mine works. I'm happy to say that the only time I've had delayed luggage it worked perfectly. That said, I know it's a pain in the ass when these things happen but I also think it's a little silly to immediately jump to the conclusion that from now on every single item or bag you bring will be forever lost. Solution, either check you bags with booze or mail it. Edit: I remember when they applied the restrictions for nailclippers, little swiss army knifes, scissors and all that... Everyone had to rave about it. Then, you suddenly realize that maybe you didn't even need to bring the damned nailclipper. You never used it on your travel anyway. And why the hell did you carry around that Leatherman tool all the time? If this is what it takes to keep flights more safe, I'm happy to adjust my planning wihle travelling. And another edit: However, the day the stop all carry-on luggage. THEN I'll be all over things.