Published on Monday, December 22, 2014
An Arizona woman has been reunited with her lost luggage misplaced during a flight - 20 years later.
Maria Dellos, an art shop owner from Tucson, says she received a call out of the blue from a Transportation Security Administration agent informing her of the find.
Her long lost suitcase, containing art supplies from a trade show in Las Vegas, went missing in 1994 and a recent reorganisation at Tucson International Airport unearthed the long forgotten bag, complete with a handwritten note from two decades ago.
"When I looked at this note, it was dated as 20 years ago and I was just absolutely blown away," Dellos said.
"I'm absolutely thankful to the TSA for calling me today and giving me great faith back into the airline industry."
TSA Spokesperson Nico Melendez explained that the lost luggage actually predates the agency.
"Items that pre-date our agency are interesting but I understand that we just did some shuffling of equipment at the airport, so it's quite possible that we came across something that somebody left unattended for a long period of time," he said.
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