Couple’s dream vacation gets rough start at airport

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SAN DIEGO - A couple from Philadelphia had their enjoyable vacation in San Diego stolen before they got to enjoy it.

The Wlotkos thought their luggage was misplaced by their airline, but while waiting for their lost bags to be brought to them, they were informed that it was "more than likely your bag was stolen," after police found luggage tags on the ground . They told the Wlotkos that "some bags were empty and some were taken."

Carol Wlotko said a number of other Southwest passengers also had their luggage stolen. She said she can't understand how this could happen.

A Southwest airlines employee told FOX 5 that unclaimed luggage is stored in a supervised area adjacent to the baggage claim.

Carol Wlotko didn't lose her bags. It was her husband's luggage that was stolen.  The couple had to spend time and money -- close to $250 at local stores -- to replace some of what was stolen --  just to "cover the basics" she said.

She said she has to fill out forms with Southwest to get reimbursed for the missing items.  She expects that "to be a battle".

9 comments

  • Republicans are dictators

    Welcome to the republican city of San Diego, where a living wage is forbidden and theft and homelessness is the result.

    • david.delossantos1@usmc.mil

      youre an idiot. its the ultra liberalism that results in this. democrats want to give everyone a hand out and burger flippers 15 bucks an hour, while me, active duty marine make less than 6 an hour compared to the hours i work. just give illegals and people who dont want to work free healthcare, welfare, foodstamps, and any other government assistance though right? idiot.

        • Amy

          Wow, you’re an ungrateful douchebag to say that about someone who puts his life on the line to protect your right to say stupid crap like that.

          • Republicans are dictators

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    • Idiot Liberal

      Ha ha, what a douchebag you are. I GUARANTEE that the their was an idiot liberal. Likely a minority. lol

      You keep shrieking about Conservatives doing you wrong, while the animals within your own party rob, rape and kill you.

      We just just sit back and laugh at you.

      You “people” deserve everything you get. Ha ha ha!

  • carmel

    This is so sad for the couple and others who had their luggage stolen. Unfortunately, most airports don’t even do a baggage claim check so anyone can walk off with luggage that isn’t their own.

  • thechurchofchrismartin

    Only fly airlines like Southwest that allow you one free bag, like these people did and CARRY IT ON to keep an eye on it. Once I has some stuff stolen out of my luggage, I started bringing on my rolling suitcase into the cabin and have had no theft ever since. You learn to pack light and not stress about baggage claim hassles that way.

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