So I have a fear of flying. The anxiety I get from the whole process is overwhelming. This is probably why I lost my laptop.
From the time I walk into the airport until the time I land at my destination I am a wreck. We were leaving Canada at 6am in the morning and it was a quick 2 hour flight to Minnesota. As I was getting on the Delta flight they told me i needed to "valet" my backpack. I took my laptop out and carried it to my seat. i have one of those hybrid laptops that can be used as a tablet. I was holding it in my lap as I have many times before and the flight attendant came by and said I had to put it away. Well, I no longer had a backpack to place it in and didn't feel like arguing with her so I placed it under the seat in front of me on it's side.
We landed and I forgot to get my laptop! it was about 3 hours later when I realized this. The people at our gate for the flight home said that the previous plane already left and that i needed to go on line and file a report. I am not sure about other airlines but for Delta there is NO ONE to talk to. you fill out a form and hop for the best. Fast forward two week and I got an email stating they found an item that resembles my laptop. I paid the $50 and had it shipped overnight not knowing if in fact it was my laptop. I got the box and felt like a kid on Christmas morning! I tore it open and there she was! No damage and working great. I now have renewed faith in the lost item process.
Thank you Delta and thank you to the passenger that was kind enough to turn it in!