Airberlin won’t compensate you for “time and inconvenience,” but will they pay for your missing clothes?

When Timothy Korst’s Airberlin flight arrives in Paris without his baggage, he files a claim for his lost bags. But Airberlin will not offer as much compensation as he wants — including reimbursement for “time and inconvenience.” Is Korst out of luck?

Isn’t spending four days without my clothes worth $750?

When Susan Braitman boards her cruise ship in Southampton, England, her luggage doesn’t board with her — and it takes four days for British Airways to reunite her and her bags. When she asks for reimbursement of the cost of items she needed for those four days, the airline goes silent. Can we help reunite her with her money?

British Airways lost my luggage for six days. I deserve full compensation.

Susan Spiewak had the not-uncommon experience of having her delayed baggage fail to follow her properly on a recent trip to the British Isles. Fortunately British Airways did not lose the luggage. It only failed to forward it properly in advance per her itinerary, despite many wasted minutes on the phone.

‘Tis the season for minimalist travel

It’s that time of year when an already tight space on a plane, train or automobile seems even tighter, thanks to those extra holiday presents or layers of bulky winter clothing you’re wearing, the airspace intrusion of an oversized seatmate or a yapping emotional-support poodle. This may be the right moment to bring up travel minimalism, which can help you make it through even the most claustrophobia-inducing voyage.

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