Unfortunately I thought I'd never have to create a thread on this specific subsection but here I am.
My wife and I were traveling from our cruise vacation so we took a flight from Puerto Rico to NYC when the unthinkable happened. While at the airport we checked our bags but I totally forgot that one of the bags had my watch in it. I'd only remembered after already being the flight so upon arrival at JFK in NYC and getting our luggage, the watch was gone along with a pair of Bose headphones.
I was beyond upset because I never ever leave any valuables in checked luggage. I usually take them in my carry-on bags. I filed a Police report with the PAPD, with the TSA and luckily I had insurance on the watch so was able to file a claim as well.
The truly sad part about this is that my wife purchased the watch for my birthday 4 years ago so it meant a lot to us.
The watch was a Breitling Avenger GMT - Serial # 2869151
I don't think I'll ever get it back but thought to put this message out there. There's an ongoing investigation so we'll see where this goes.
Thanks, yes I'm glad it was insured. Interesting article; I remember seeing that TSA worker being arrested for stealing an iPad.
January 20th, 2020
Re: STOLEN WATCH !
be careful with your carry on as well. some guy already posted here that he had a watch stolen from the overhead as well. Just wear the watch, go thru screening with it on, you shouldn't have a problem getting thru with it on.