Kim Kardashian was in an uproar over the weekend after some personal items went missing from her luggage.
The star of... hmm, why is she a celebrity again? Anyway, Kardashian has accused British Airways of being the culprit. She ranted via Twitter that the airline opened her luggage and took some irreplaceable and "sentimental" belongings from her. She was flying back to Los Angeles from the Cannes Film Festival in France, Us Magazine reports.
But Kardashian's online rampage didn't stop there.
She later tweeted, "What happened to the days when you could lock your bags! We need to get back to that. There's no sense of security & no trust!" The hiccup in her otherwise charmed life inspired her to add, "Shame on you."
Yes, shame on you British Airways. Don't you know you're dealing with the star of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" AND a sex tape with hip hop singer Ray J?
Kardashian's lost belongings are being looked into by the airline, a British Airways spokesperson said. However, the incident does raise the legitimate question of who's responsible when things go missing or are stolen from your checked luggage.
While the natural inclination might be to point your finger at the Transportation Security Administration, that may not always be correct. Though the TSA can inspect checked bags, they're required to leave a note if they do. Now this doesn't mean that the TSA is always innocent in these matters, but it's something to consider.
The real issue is determining who was actually responsible for pilfering your goods: the TSA or airline staff. It can be nearly impossible to find the actual culprit. The best advice, though, is to file a claim with both agencies and the police. You can also buy flight insurance beforehand if you're planning on transporting some particular valuable items.
There's no word yet on what was stolen from Kim Kardashian's luggage. But hopefully, her new beau Kanye West and his fame will soothe her loss.
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