I’m always amazed that people actually check bags with valuables in them. I can’t help but shake my head every time I read a thread on FlyerTalk entitled something like “Delta lost my bag with eight Wiis in it” or “United lost my checked bag with a dozen iPads in it!” If you have something valuable, DON’T check it!
And then there’s Giorgio Gucci, who decided to check a bag with $50,000 worth of historical Gucci items, which was “lost” by US Airways. It’s one thing if he had all those valuables in a bag that at least looked cheap on the outside, but I’m betting the bag itself was a Gucci bag too. Bad, bad move.