Actress Aiko Melendez could not stop herself from airing her disappointment after learning that her heavy-duty luggage was broken during one of her recent flights.
Her black Rimowa luggage, designed to withstand unusual strain, was visibly broken from the lower right corner. The broken part showed what seems to be a while clothing of Aiko.
“Philippine Airlines what happened with our luggage? Our belongings should be treated with care. It was not a full flight, but I’m wondering what went wrong 😞 Rimowa is known to be heavy-duty luggage it takes a lot of force for this to be damaged. 😞 #disappointed”, Aiko wrote in a Facebook post.
In the comment section, many Facebook users shared the same fate.
“Me too , my two luggages they cut the chain connected to the lock , when I went home to pinas , Pal what’s wrong ? Just found out the moment I checked in to the hotel,” another commenter wrote.
“Kaya ang aking Luggage everytime I checked in pinapalagyan ko talaga nang Fragile to make sure di nila babalibag. Kahit walang babasagin sa loob I tagged as fragile, so far okay naman ang luggage ko pagdating sa napakahabang beyahe connecting flights pa ako from Philippines to United States,” a Facebook user shared.
“You’re not alone..had our luggage damaged too on our trip to the Philippines. The only thing they say is sorry ma’am,” another disappointed passenger shared her experience.
In a January 22 Facebook vlog, Vanjo Merano of Panlasang Pinoy shared how he and his family lost valuable belongings on their way to the Philippines for the holidays.
He said he lost branded bags, glasses, perfumes, and chocolates, which were supposed to be gifts for their relatives.
“[M]ahalaga rin naman kasi yung nandoon sa check-in [luggage] yung mga pang-regalo. Gusto lang namin magpasaya sa Pasko kaya ganoon talagang nag-effort kami [at] nag-ipon para makabili ng mga pang-regalo tapos ‘yun nawala,” he said.
“Kasi hindi kami pwedeng bumintang basta-basta dahil tatlong lugar yung pinuntahan namin—tatlong airport. Galing kami sa Chicago so andyan yung O’Hare [International Airport], nag-land kami sa San Francisco [International Airport] pagkatapos noon nagpunta kami ng terminal one ng Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) so tatlo,” he narrated.