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Claiming luggage damage(4 posts)

Claiming luggage damageSprint-Nick
Jul 19, 2003 10:46 AM
During transit one of my fork dropouts on my road bike was crushed. Does anyone have any ideas how or if I'd be able to claim it as damaged luggage? I did pay for it to get on the plane and at my one stopover where I had to unload it I noticed a split in a corner of the bottom of the box, most likely where the fork was. Not really thinking though I just taped it up before letting the baggage people move it on.

You probably signed a wavier?Kerry Irons
Jul 19, 2003 4:50 PM
Assuming you did, then you have no ability to make a claim.
Jul 19, 2003 5:21 PM
airlines have limitations of liability that are imposed by law. The terms of their liability limitations vary by country. International flights are controlled by the Warsaw Convention, which also permits a limitation of liability. I have no idea what the amount is in any country or for international travel, but be aware that you're likely to run into some obstacles on the road to recovery.
Domestic is $1.00 per pound. International is $9.07/lb nmDave Hickey
Jul 19, 2003 5:23 PM