What if you paid a fee for checking your baggage, only to have items from your baggage allegedly stolen?
A member of FlyerTalk allegedly had a brand-new Apple iPhone 4 stolen. It was at the bottom of a checked bag while traveling to Europe, but it was gone.
What recourse would this person have if this person paid a fee to the airline to have the baggage checked, only to have items allegedly stolen from it? Does one receive a refund of the checked baggage fee, at the very least? Does one receive the value of the missing items? Is there a burden of proof involved that the airline is culpable?