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Title: Lost luggage
Post by: Omega1982 on January 13, 2020, 09:22:31 PM
I took a trip four months ago and the airline lost my luggage.  I was given $400 by the airline and $880 from my travel insurance. 

Now, four months later the airline calls me (local number) to tell me my luggage has been found. 

My question is, if I go to the airport and take my luggage will the airline and the travel insurance demand I return the claim money? 
Title: Re: Lost luggage
Post by: Manny on January 13, 2020, 10:40:04 PM
The insurance company won't know as nobody will tell them.

The airline might do, however for $400 that is $100 a month for your inconvenience, so I'd resist if asked for that. Because you already spent the money replacing the goods, etc.

Plus, what they are returning may be damaged or incomplete.
Title: Re: Lost luggage
Post by: andrewfi on January 14, 2020, 01:51:23 AM
You've already suffered the loss. The insurance company made a settlement of the loss. Finding your stuff only, at best, unwinds a part of the loss.

The money from the airline was to enable you to recover from the immediate loss - to buy new underpants and toothbrush. Its not part of finding your stuff. It was 'survival money'.

I'd say nothing. Nobody's going to want to chase you for such a piffling sum.