[Resolved] Indigo Airlines — cabin luggage stolen / missing from aircraft
I Parama Dutta was traveling by Indigo Airlines on 6th May 2013, Flight 6E-135, Pune-Amhedabad-Kolkata, seat 7D. I was carrying two cabin luggage one a laptop bag another a VIP backpack blue and black in color. I checked these two as cabin baggage and boarded the flight at Pune. After the flight took aboard I took out my Jacket, lunch box, and bottle of water from the backpack. Thereafter flight landed at Ahmedabad where a set of passenger landed and some new passengers boarded the flight. After this when the plane landed at Kolkata airport and the flight stopped I sitting at the aisle seat quickly got up and opened the over head cabin to take out my backpack and could not find it. From the two luggage i was carrying i got the laptop bag but not the VIP backpack which contained all my valuables starting from my wallet containing my debit, credit card, PAN card, Driving License, RS2000, clothes, education certificates, sunglasses, laptop charger etc. I immediately informed the air hostess in the flight she asked me to wait. After all the passenger took their luggage and got off the plane. In the same cabin space another black backpack was left behind I told the air hostess that this is not my bag and some one else has taken my bag from the aircraft. The aircraft authority took that bag and consoled me that they will look into what has happened.
At first I felt that someone by mistakenly taken my bag and got off in Amhedabad and left his/her bag. So to identify the person we searched the leftover bag for any reference for the passenger. The bag was stuffed with small pillows and some dirty clothes of a female but no other identification except a security tag of Pune airport. Hence the person could not be traced. The Indigo authorities asked me to wait for some time so that if it was bag swap then the other person would contact the airline. But even after 2 days no body contact Indigo airline for retuning my bag and no one called to claim that leftover bag. I asked the Indigo authorities to check with the passengers who boarded from Pune airport and got off at Ahmedabad, but Indigo was not very helpful and denied any claim for the cabin luggage. I requested them and explained them that this is a case of serious and planned theft from the aircraft and can not be ignored. The thief had planted a dummy backpack filled with non valuable items and had taken another persons bag. I requested that this can only be traced if we can see the CCTV footage at airport after the passenger landed in Amedabad. But Indigo airlines are not being co-operative. I request this body to facilitate a resolution by viewing the CCTV footage at Ahmedabad airport of the passenger departing from indigo airlines.
This is a case of serious theft and can not be treated lightly.
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Complaint marked as Resolved 2020-08-13 23:11:38