A Delta passenger recently had some Christmas presents in her checked baggage replaced with dog food, trash and other unwanted items after a flight home from Paris.
Based on NBC 10 News in Boston, Gina Sheldon recently took an 11-day trip to Italy, where she bought a lot of Christmas gifts for family and friends. Sheldon then stopped in Paris for a few days before returning home via Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Sheldon told NBC 10 that she bought a new suitcase just to hold the gifts she bought.
“I can’t wait to go home and for the holidays to come,” she said. “One, knowing I’m done shopping, and two, to give them gifts that will be completely unique to them.”
In a statement sent to Newsweek, a Delta Air Lines spokesperson said, “We apologize for this customer’s experience following Flight 334. We’ve made it clear that we’ve connected with our partners at Air. France and customers to find a solution.”
Sheldon also spoke to WMUR9 News in New Hampshire about the incident, saying she first noticed the items in the suitcase when she returned home to Portsmouth.
Sheldon told WMUR9: “I opened the third bag, where I had all the gifts and things I bought for myself, and it was replaced with dog food, an old t-shirt, a jar of shaving cream. beard.
Sheldon told the New Hampshire news agency she believes the items she bought were replaced during a stopover at Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.
According to WMUR9, the items Sheldon bought in Italy are worth more than $3,000, including the leather jacket she bought for her 16 years old.
Sheldon told WMUR9: “I bought these very cute leather wallets that I bought to give away to many family and friends.
Sheldon says she thinks whoever stole the presents replaced them with dog food and other unwanted items to make her luggage look as normal as it did through security.
Sheldon told WMUR9: “I think the reason they did it was because when it went through the scan and continued on, it looked like a real piece of baggage.
According to NBC10, Sheldon said that after realizing the gifts she had bought were all gone, her first reaction was to think she had taken someone else’s bag.
“Just all the emotions of shock and disappointment and how could this happen and what did I do wrong?” Sheldon told NBC 10. “I went to a friend’s house for a holiday party and I had all these different gifts to give them, and instead I walked in with a bottle of champagne and a good story. “
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