- Venus Williams said tracking down her bag that American Airlines lost has become a “full-time job.”
- The tennis star joked on Instagram that she’s spent her unlimited call minutes calling the airline.
Venus Williams said it’s become her “full-time job” to track down her luggage that American Airlines lost.
The tennis star said in a now-expired Instagram story the airline lost her bag when she was traveling to Montreal in Canada ahead of a tournament in the opening round of the National Bank Open on Monday, according to The Independent.
The 43-year-old said in the post on Monday that she had been trying to get her luggage back for three days, which she says was sent to the Bahamas.
“I think I spent all my unlimited minutes calling you all which has become my full time job day and night,” she wrote. “This has been so much fun!”
It appears that the seven-time Grand Slam champion is still waiting for it to be returned to her as on Friday she posted a photo of herself in another Instagram story with a caption that said: “Me when I only had my Janet Jackson shirt to wear bc the airline sent my bag to the Caribbean.” She added: “Walking the dog and laying in the grass and dreaming about when me and my bag would be together again.”
Williams is not the only celebrity to have their luggage lost by an airline. American rapper Denzel Curry hit out at Australian airline Qantas in January when it lost his bag.
“EVERYONE TWEET AT @QANTAS AND TELL THEM TO FIND MY BAG ASAP,” he tweeted.
Actor Barry Keoghan, who appeared in the movies “Dunkirk” and “Banshees of Inisherin” experienced a similar issue in March. He slammed British Airways after it lost his luggage, newspaper Metro reported.
He said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the airline “can’t seem to be any way helpful in one bit” and criticized its customer service as “bad.”
The Irish actor said he was traveling to Los Angeles for an Oscars award ceremony and that he had “tons of sentimental stuff I wanted to wear and bring with me.”
American Airlines didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request, made outside normal working hours.