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Painting lost on plane

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I was hand carrying my daughter's oil painting on thick paper -- the entire canvas is of white cap ocean waves. I put it down to get down my bag and forgot it on or under the seat. I am devasted -- it is precious to me. She signed it "Areta '17" in the lower right corner. I was on a flight on April 15, 2018 from SJC to PHX no 6479 that stopped in SAN. IMG_2822.jpeg

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Re: Painting lost on plane

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Sorry you left your daughters painting on the plane 

 

have you filed a lost item report with southwest? If not I would do that online and you could also call the airport where you landed in case a flight attendant saw it and turned it in to the gate agent.

 

hope you get the painting back

Blake 

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New Arrival

Thanks! I did file a report. I was on a flight on April 15, 2018 from SJC to PHX no 6479 that stopped in SAN. 

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Were you able to recover the painting?

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New Arrival

No, sadly I have not. I emailed the person who is head of lost and found for SW and told him I would fly to Alabama or wherever the main lost and found is to personally look for it. But I have not heard back yet. I just do not understand how it could disappear. I cannot imagine someone threw it away. 

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I'm so sorry to hear that. It really is a beautiful painting and I would hate to think it was simply thrown away.

I'm guessing that Southwest aircraft go through 4 or 5 airports every day. Hopefully the painting is sitting in the lost and found area of one of the airports your aircraft went through.

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New Arrival

Thanks for the suggestions. I did both of these.

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I'm no expert but I believe the painting is an example of Impressionism. Very beautiful!

I hope the painting is found and returned safely to you but, in the mean time, I'll keep my eyes open to see if it pops up at the Art Institute of Chicago.