CEO Says His Own Airline Lost His Bag

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden can get $25 off his next flight
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2015 2:43 AM CDT
CEO Says His Own Airline Lost His Bag
Alaska Airlines President and CEO Brad Tilden listens to a question from a reporter during a press event at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden seems like an honest man—possibly more honest that his airline's PR people would like. At an airline conference last week, Tilden told the audience that he arrived without his luggage, which his own airline had misplaced, reports the LA Times. "The media is here and I'm hoping that you don't write this down and print it," he joked after telling the audience that the airlines also lost his bags after a flight 25 years ago.

He got his bag a day late and, under his airline's policy, is due a $25 flight credit or 2,500 frequent-flyer miles since his bag wasn't at baggage claim within 20 minutes of the plane’s arrival at the gate, the LA Times notes. (This judge ordered airline lawyers in court for a price-fixing case to explain what had happened to his luggage.)

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