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It is always not a welcome surprise to find out that your baggage is missing from the carousel belt. You can always approach the Delta lost and found team stationed at your arrival airport. Let us tell you how you can track the lost items on Delta flight, and further solve it to find out how you can get your checked baggage on time. 

Delta Airlines Lost Items Report

Can’t locate your checked bags after arriving? Always escalate this issue as immediately as you could either at the Delta Airlines baggage claim counter at the airport or file the lost baggage issue online. It is recommended to save the baggage tag until you receive your lost luggage. 

Delta Lost and Found

In case if you’re still at the airport, go to the Delta Airlines lost and found desk in the luggage area to escalate the issue. You would be issued Delta lost baggage file reference number alongside Property Irregularity Report (PIR). 

With the Delta lost and found confirmation number, passengers can keep track of the status of their escalation raised. Once the baggage has been located, the Delta lost item recovery team will contact passengers to arrange the delivery of their suitcase/luggage. 

Passengers can also escalate online by clicking on the ‘Delta left item on the plane’ tab to proceed. 

Delta Airlines Baggage Claim

As per Delta lost and found policy, the airline is liable for all the issues with regards to the checked baggage during the journey and the reason must be attributed directly to the airline. This encompasses delay, damage, or loss of the checked bag that occurred during travel under the care of Delta Airlines. However as per Delta lost luggage claim desk is not responsible for any luggage problems which is caused due to any defect in the item or the damage where the passenger is directly attributed to it. 

For Delta carry-on baggage or any other hand luggage that passengers take on board with them, the Delta Airlines lost and found team would be liable for the damage caused by the flight executive or employees. Passengers must have sufficient evidence in the following cases when making a Delta lost luggage claim – 

Delta Airlines Bears ResponsibilityDelta Airlines Bears No Responsibility
For checked baggage – For damage that occurred under the airline’s careFor damage due to the nature of the luggage
For carry-on/hand luggage – damage occurred on boardFor already existing defects in the baggage
For checked baggage – damage caused during transitFor hand luggage – damage not caused by the airline

Deadline for Delta Lost Luggage Claim

As per Delta lost and found policy, if the checked bag is damaged, or hasn’t arrived at the destination airport, passengers must immediately approach the Delta com lost & found counter at the airport. To request Delta lost luggage claim, keep your baggage tag handy, and fill in the Property Irregularity Report (PIR) that will outline the details and overview of the passengers’ lost luggage with Delta Airlines. 

Add to that, passengers will be issued a Delta lost baggage tracking number that enables them to access the status of their lost baggage or if it is still in transit using the worldwide Delta Airlines lost baggage tracking system. 

In order to claim the Delta compensation for lost luggage, the following deadline must be observed by the passengers – 

Delta Airlines Baggage Claim
  • In case of delayed luggage, the Delta Airlines lost baggage claim form must be filed no later than 21 days after its receipt
  • If the baggage and/or its contents are damaged, passengers have up to 7 days after the scheduled arrival date to fill up the Delta airlines lost and found claim form.
  • If the passenger’s checked item has not arrived even after the 21 days of making the request with Delta lost and found customer service, it is officially deemed lost. From here, passengers have up to 2 years to file a Delta Airlines lost item claim in writing for compensation.

Below is the overview of the deadline that needs to be followed by the passengers in order to file a Delta lost baggage claim – 

Delta Airlines Lost and Found IssuesDeadline for Delta Lost Luggage Claim
Luggage delayWithin 21 days after luggage arrival
Luggage lossWithin 2 years after the arrival of the flight
Luggage damageWithin 7 days after luggage receipt

Delta Lost Luggage Compensation

Here is the required information and documents for Delta lost luggage compensation – 

  • Delta Airlines e-tickets with flight boarding number
  • Delta Airlines Baggage tag barcode or reference number
  • Description of the lost item on Delta flight
  • Property Irregularity Report (PIR)
  • If lost – list and receipts of lost contents/items
  • Photos of the damage checked bag
  • If delayed – list of the acquired items and copy of the receipts

Here’s the overview of the Delta airlines lost baggage compensation for all the Delta Airlines flight within US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean –

Delta Lost Baggage CompensationDistance of the Flight Between Point A and Point B
Upto 1000 USDFor all the flights covering upto 1500 km
Upto 1500 USDFor all the flights covering more than 1500 km but less than 3500 km’
Upto 2000 USDFor all the flights covering more than 3500 km

Here’s the overview of the Delta airlines lost baggage compensation for all the international flights – 

Delta Lost Baggage CompensationDistance of the Flight Between Point A and Point B
Upto 1525 USDFor all the flights covering upto 1500 km
Upto 1875 USDFor all the flights covering more than 1500 km but less than 3500 km’
Upto 3875 USDFor all the flights covering more than 3500 km

The airline does not offer Delta lost luggage reimbursement immediat;y, as passengers need to file a claim and submit receipts of the emergency purchase in order to validate the claim.

How to Submit Delta Lost Item Form?

While filling the Delta lost bag form, the following steps should be followed – 

Step 1 – If you have already filled the Delta lost item claim form at the airport baggage desk, it is time to write an email to Delta airlines. Passengers need to attach the receipt for replacement and emergency purchases. While writing an email, the following information must be included – 

  • Date of scheduled departure
  • Destination airport
  • Scheduled arrival and departure time
  • Stopover airport if there is a connection
  • Flight boarding number alongside 13-digit reference number
  • Delta com lost luggage issues
  • Delta airlines lost baggage compensation amount

Step 2 – In this step, you can either seek legal help to file a lawsuit against Delta Airlines baggage claim desk or may ask the airline to re-conduct the investigation again. Passengers can dial Delta lost and found number to proceed. 

Step 3 – if there is no response from Delta Airline, it is time to pursue a case in the court in order to get lost baggage Delta reimbursement. When faced with a lawsuit, Delta Airlines makes a prompt response and no longer avoids your claim. 

Delta Airlines Lost and Found Policy – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Report your Delta lost luggage issues – Passengers must ensure to have reported the problem and must have the Delta airlines lost luggage tracking number within these deadlines

  • Delta airlines lost baggage – within 7 days of the luggage going missing
  • Damaged bag – within 7 days of receiving a bag

Check your travel insurance – Any third party travel insurance or in-house travel insurance offered by the Delta airlines cover compensation in the higher amount. In such cases, passengers need to contact the insurer first. Insurance cannot be claimed from the Delta airlines lost and found team

If you have a US baggage inspection – if you believe you have lost items from your baggage, there are chances that your checked bag may be damaged by the US baggage inspection, as such claims should not be raised with Delta lost and found team.

Yes, for all the issues related to delayed, damaged, or lost bags, passengers can call Delta airlines lost recovery team phone number.

If you have discovered that there are items missing in your bag, or damaged, or haven’t received your checked bags upon arrival, you can approach us via Delta Airlines lost items phone number. Passengers can also approach Delta lost and found teams on the airline’s page via the Customer Service section and can escalate their baggage issues with chat representatives.

Can’t locate your checked bags after arriving? Always escalate this issue as immediately as you could either at the Delta Airlines baggage claim counter at the airport or file the lost baggage issue online. It is recommended to save the baggage tag until you receive your lost luggage. You would be issued Delta lost baggage file reference number alongside Property Irregularity Report (PIR).

Call Delta lost baggage claim phone number, and check if the item has been returned to the Delta Airlines lost item recovery team. If there is a valuable item such as a debit card, wallet, passport, or electronic item, Delta Airlines may contact the passengers directly to validate the claim. Passengers may approach the ‘Delta lost and found on plane’ team available 24*7 at the airport.

Delta lost luggage team assesses the compensation and reimbursement based on the trip type and the distance of the flight. The Delta lost bag compensation for the domestic flight may go up to 2000 USD, and for the international flight up to 3800 USD. 

In order to claim for the Delta Airlines flights going outside the US, Canada, and Mexico, passengers need to call Delta international lost baggage number for all claims and compensation.


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9 thoughts on “Delta Lost and Found
  1. Jean Marie Frizziola on Reply

    2/22/22, flight DL430 from JFK, NY to LAS Vegas, NV.

    Left a small blue bag in seated area,
    holding 2 balls of wool yarn and knitting with
    knitting needles.

    Would appreciate its return if found.

  2. sandra kahn on Reply

    Lost a North Face small, black, down jacket at Pensacola airport, on chair in waiting lounge at gate 4
    Flight to Atlanta Georgia, March 7th 2022 Delta 2163 2:15
    Would appreciate a return if found

  3. Tina Dunavant on Reply

    Lost a black bag of souvenirs. Wooden turtle, pineapple, salt and pepper shaker and magnets/ key chains. April 2 bd. MAUI to
    LAX

  4. Glen Severson on Reply

    Found quality earbuds on Delta Flight April 22, 2022, coming back from Atlanta. I’ve been trying to figure out how to notify owner of these so I’ll try this. Send me an email me to identify them.

    Flight DL2559 from Atlanta to Green Bay.

  5. Glen Severson on Reply

    Found quality earbuds on Delta Flight April 22, 2022, coming back from Atlanta. I’ve been trying to figure out how to notify owner of these so I’ll try this. Send me an email me to identify them.

    Flight DL2559 from Atlanta to Green Bay.

    gseverson@new.rr.com

  6. Rosemary Johnson on Reply

    I wish I knew how to contact someone at Delta. When I filed my missing luggage claim at the Nashville airport, all I was given back was the luggage tag that I had provided to the agent. I was not given a file number, so I can’t submit a request online to track the status of my missing suitcase. I arrived in Nashville on 17 May, at which time I reported my lost luggage. The agent told me my suitcase was in Amsterdam and said my luggage should arrive in 24-48 hours. It is now Saturday, 21 May 22, and I have heard nothing.

  7. Phyllis Ellis on Reply

    Lost iPhone Delta flight DL1869 to Pls Tried phone number keep getting a medical office. Phone may be at PLS airport or Atl international
    Phyllis Ellis
    404 9343548

  8. Slavisa on Reply

    I have lost a baggage on 06/19/2022. Made a baggage claim, and nothing happends until now. My file reference number is SEADL12003 , can You give me some explanation.

    Thank You

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