Luggage broken into on QF107 between LAX and JFK.

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jamessanders

Member since 13 Dec 2011

Total posts 22

Luggage broken into on QF107 between LAX and JFK. Customer is Chairmans Lounge and flying First. Any advice?

jamessanders

Member since 13 Dec 2011

Total posts 22

Jewelry and valuable handbag taken 

LAXflyer

Member since 29 Jul 2013

Total posts 2

Respectfully Sir, First Class isnt actually available on Qantas aircraft LAX-JFK

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 762

Bummer... I would get a letter from the airine confirming this occurred and make a Police report. Speak to Qantas and then your insurance company.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

Based on a similar experience I had:

Qantas has a max liability of about $1700, (regardless of class and status apparently), anything beyond that, just claim travel insurance. If you complain you can also expect a $200 voucher or something like 30,000 points.

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wilsoni Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Sep 2011

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You should also notify the airport authorities at LAX and JFK asap. Video will be reviewed and the culprits perhaps caught. They take such matters very seriously in the U.S.A.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

What controls does the TSA have in place to ensure the TSA lock system does not get abused?

We trust them to open our bags for security purposes but how are they ensuring us that this trust is not taken for granted?

 

tabs

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 46

Agreed, it should be a two way street. 

Once a TSA security guard saw me put a lock on my bag and said "What, do you have something you want to hide?", and I said "no, take my dirty underwear, I just don't want you guys putting anything in".

 

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

There are no controls and you should not trust them. That's why you don't leave valuables inside. If you leave valuable jewellery in the glove box I would expect the valet to take it. 

TSA is actually worse than the valet because the valet doesn't have an X Ray machine telling them which cars contain valuables.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

How do we know that the robbery occurred between JFK/LAX?

QF is not allowed to carry pax domestically in the US. Bags would have to be checked through to AU.

Theoretically it could have happened at JFK, LAX, SYD/MEL/BNE or any number of AU domestic ports from there.

jamessanders

Member since 13 Dec 2011

Total posts 22

Don't rush to conclusions...If you live in LA these flights can be effectively be used as a domestic flight by tacking on the JFK extension to AU - LAX itineraries and taking a 'layover' in LA. Customer boarded at LAX and disembarked at JFK. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Thanks jamessanders! Didn't realise that was allowed. I suppose it is possible. Good tip!

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 762

But you have to collect your bags at LAX, go through customs and redrop them.

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

Total posts 302

Why would you leave valables in a suitcase anyway?

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