Member since 13 Dec 2011
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Luggage broken into on QF107 between LAX and JFK. Customer is Chairmans Lounge and flying First. Any advice?
Jewelry and valuable handbag taken
Member since 29 Jul 2013
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Respectfully Sir, First Class isnt actually available on Qantas aircraft LAX-JFK
Member since 07 Oct 2012
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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.
Member since 01 Feb 2012
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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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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.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
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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?
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".
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.
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.
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.
Thanks jamessanders! Didn't realise that was allowed. I suppose it is possible. Good tip!
But you have to collect your bags at LAX, go through customs and redrop them.
Member since 07 May 2012
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Why would you leave valables in a suitcase anyway?
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