I did the silly thing of leaving an item in the back of the seat. It was my journal out of all things! Being the last flight to come in, I didn't realize until I got all the way to the baggage claim that I had left it on the plane. After only being in the baggage claim for all of 15 - 20 minutes I ran to the Southwest claim office, and let them know. After a few calls the associate got through to someone, but only to be told that no one was near or on the plane. Also, that nothing was claimed to be turned in as lost. She told me to create a claim, I did, and left the airport mad as hell. Oh, and this is all happening on my birthday. Whooo. Here we are almost two weeks later, and I have only gotten a few copy-and-paste emails saying that SW is still diligently looking for my item. My hope is that the flight attendants "did their job" and turned it in. If not, then hopefully no one on that next flight picked it up out of the pocket and kept it for themselves only to find nothing but my personal journal entries to their avail. I hope that a happy end will come, and I'll be "reunited with my item," as Southwest has so adamantly sent in those countless worrisome emails.
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