Losing Luggage

Returning international travelers should be warned that lost luggage may not be promptly returned when found, because of U.S. Customs.

Upon returning from a very pleasant European ski trip my bag was the only one missing at LAX, although Air France had located it and would forward it by a more direct route to San Diego. The bad news was, as I found later, that U.S. Customs had intercepted it in Houston, and I did not receive it for almost a week, plus the air freight charge required for bonded luggage was $32.55.



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