Maria Dellos has bad luck with lost luggage.
The latest incident happened about four months ago, when another of her bags went missing.
So when the TSA called her recently, she wasn’t surprised. But what she discovered was a bit of a shock.
The TSA was calling about a bag that went missing 20 years ago.
Dellos, a designer and teacher who owns Maria’s Art Creations in Tucson, Arizona, had traveled to a trade show in Las Vegas 20 years ago and filled a suitcase with about $600 worth of art supplies. The suitcase never made it home.
“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,” TSA spokesperson Nico Melendez told News 4 Tucson.
The good news didn’t stop there.
The TSA also returned her lost luggage from four months ago as well.
“I’m absolutely thankful to the TSA for calling me today and giving me great faith back into the airline industry,” she told News 4 Tucson.