United Airlines Passenger Finds Bags By Dumpster At Apartment Complex

Valerie Szybala received her bag after tracking it since last week.

Valerie Szybala, a United Airlines passenger, has been attempting to retrieve her bag from United Airlines for a few days and has been led on a wild goose chase. Placing an Apple Air Tag in her suitcase has proven to be of great help, but it also led her to discover other passengers’ bags next to dumpsters behind an apartment complex.

In a Twitter thread that began yesterday afternoon, United passenger Valerie Szybala shares the journey she has been on while attempting to retrieve her “missing” bag. Szybala starts the long thread by stating that United has been lying to her about the location of her bag and that she has proof because of an AirTag, a small Apple device meant for tracking GPS locations of objects. The tweet has been viewed more than twelve million times and generated a lot of buzz on the social media platform.


The thread later continues with Valerie stating that the United representative assisting DM stopped replying when she asked for explicit details of the airline’s lost bag policy.

The staff member helping Szybala was less than courteous and told her, “calm down your bag is at the delivery service.”

After being in the same location since Friday, Szybala’s bag was moved yesterday and went to a McDonald’s shortly before returning to the apartment complex.

Six hours before this story was published, the bag was again shown to be on the move but stopped at a shopping complex, where it remained for 30 minutes. Szybala thought the bag might have been out on a delivery run but was quickly disappointed as the bag returned to the apartment complex.

Days after tracking her bag and attempting to retrieve it, Szybala recovered it a few hours ago. Although the bag was retrieved, the weirdness is not over. According to another tweet, Szybala returned to the apartment complex this morning in an attempt to locate the bag and, while there, received an interesting text message from a delivery person working for a bag delivery service. The text message is below.

The driver delivering the bags was surprised to see news crews when he arrived and thought he was in trouble, but Szybala was thrilled to have her bag back. She adds that she does not believe what the driver told her and that neither the driver nor the airline have explained why her bag spent the weekend at an apartment complex.

As far as the empty bags seen by the dumpster,

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