NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Some are calling it the summer of lost luggage, and one Nashville woman experienced the nightmare firsthand.
Thursday at Nashville International Airport, passengers anxiously awaited their luggage. Daryl Kasprzyk arrived from Houston and she said her suitcase came out quickly.
“I mean I’m coming for my bachelorette party, I wouldn’t have any outfits, I would have looked like a disaster, so 100% it was very important for them to get here at the hour,” Kasprzyk said.
Not everyone was so lucky this summer. Ashley Ladyman’s luggage was lost in London on the way to Italy.
She took video of long queues at Heathrow Airport.
“Everybody’s just miserable,” Ladyman said.
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“I think it was a lot of staff,” Ladyman said. “At Naples airport, there was a girl working, and it looked like it was the worst day of her life. Honestly, because people are so angry and so stressed about travel, and I wouldn’t have wanted to stay, I would have said ‘I quit’.”
Ladyman said his partner is 6’5, so they couldn’t find clothes for him in Positano.
“We had a very humble experience of washing our clothes in the bathtub at the hotel, and we had to put a lot of stuff back on, and it was like 100 degrees every day, so it wasn’t easy to put it back on. stuff because you sweat like crazy,” Ladyman said.
Images in London of lost luggage have gone viral in national news.
“I was trying to zoom in on the photo to see if I could find my luggage, I was trying to help British Airways a bit, but it turns out their conveyor belt broke the day we arrived, and so there was like hundreds of flights with no luggage,” Ladyman said.
NewsChannel 5 contacted British Airways and did not immediately respond.
If they could go back in time, she’d just bring a carry-on and make sure her medicine was there. Some travelers use tracking devices, like an Apple Air Tag, to track their suitcases.
“Make sure you’re patient,” Ladyman said, “Have a glass of champagne – it might help.”
It took weeks, but eventually her bags showed up at her front door in Nashville.