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Be on the lookout for 2 stolen or lost Mike Lab race boards

Postby ferrarista » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:58 am

Hi everyone,

so my cousin Riccardo Leccese went to compete in Sylt, Germany for the kite racing championship and aparently Air France tells him that they can't find the board bag. They declared it lost.

How can an airline lose a board bag 2m long ?? :angryfire:

The Mike lab boards were traveling with his friend Alvaro Cadena and Melissa Gil, because my cousin had a full board bag already and left before them.

Alvaro and Melissa left via Caracas, Venezuela. When they arrived in europe, the board bags never got there so they took the flight for Germany or else the plane would have left without them.

We think that the board bag never left Venezuela and got stolen or something.

Air france says that the board bag got to Paris afterwards and after that they lost it. I smell alot of bullshit, but thats what they said. I Told my cousin to ask to show the manifest that the bag actually got to Paris.

So i guess people from France or Venezuela be on the look out if you see some of these boards. They are not common boards to have and you have to wait alot to get them. They were almost new , with barely any use on them. what a shame.

Now Air France told my cousin that they only give back 1200 euro. There was like 10 000-15 000$ worth of equipment. People that have had their gear lost in the past, what did you do? Its clearly the airline's fault.

can my cousin get back most of the value back ?


here are some pics of the boards

the boards are 65cm wide.

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I know that if the bags were stolen, we will never find them , but we can at least try to tell people to be on the look out if something comes up.

All the racing riders that were in Germany all know about the lost board bag, but since Kiteforum is a big kite community it can reach alot of people.

if you see or know anything , you can send me a PM or an email at ferra_lecce@hotmail.com.

thanks.
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Re: Be on the lookout for 2 stolen or lost Mike Lab race bo

Postby pouch » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:33 am

Sad story,

do you have bills to proove worth of gear inside of the bag ?

if you need help in french to talk to air france or to understand forms in french, let me know

Pouch

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Re: Be on the lookout for 2 stolen or lost Mike Lab race bo

Postby ferrarista » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:27 pm

pouch wrote:Sad story,

do you have bills to proove worth of gear inside of the bag ?

if you need help in french to talk to air france or to understand forms in french, let me know

Pouch


Sad story indeed!

yes they have the bills to prove.

thanks for the offer , but I speak very well french too lol

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Postby pouch » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:54 pm

ferrarista wrote:
pouch wrote:Sad story,

do you have bills to proove worth of gear inside of the bag ?

if you need help in french to talk to air france or to understand forms in french, let me know

Pouch


Sad story indeed!

yes they have the bills to prove.

thanks for the offer , but I speak very well french too lol



I did not noticed your city :D

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Re: Be on the lookout for 2 stolen or lost Mike Lab race bo

Postby Galeltic » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:26 pm

i dont think it cost 10-15 k for this boards ! no offense , sorry !

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Re: Be on the lookout for 2 stolen or lost Mike Lab race bo

Postby ferrarista » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:40 pm

Galeltic wrote:i dont think it cost 10-15 k for this boards ! no offense , sorry !


you should read more carefully.

I said equipment! 2 boards, kites, bars, fins , etc.... it adds up quickly

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Re: Be on the lookout for 2 stolen or lost Mike Lab race bo

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:08 am

I just hope you will get it back...I didn't have the luck in 2007...direct flight from Fuerteventura...came from PKRA race event and 2 weeks later PKRA Germany was on...they lost my whole bag...3 kites, 3 boards, harness, bars...all gone...never showed up.
Pretty sure it got stolen at the airport in Fuerteventura. If you go there, make sure to have the plane crew check if they loaded the bag...tell them you are a pro...

Anyway, lost 5000 Euro...got 1200 back from the insurance...big loss for me.

And then went to the worldcup racing with a new harness...and borrowed boards and kites...

I don't need that experience again...

Anyway...good luck!

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Re: Be on the lookout for 2 stolen or lost Mike Lab race bo

Postby ferrarista » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:56 am

Thanks for the feedback Toby. Looking at what happened to you , I guess my cousin and his friend will unlikely get back their money investment. I don't think they took an extra insurance for the bag. So I guess they will only receive 1200 euro like you.

I trully hope it pops out from somewhere because losing all that money is not cool, especially when your starting and don't really have sponsors.

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Re: Be on the lookout for 2 stolen or lost Mike Lab race bo

Postby Galeltic » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:18 am

ferrarista wrote:
Galeltic wrote:i dont think it cost 10-15 k for this boards ! no offense , sorry !


you should read more carefully.

I said equipment! 2 boards, kites, bars, fins , etc.... it adds up quickly


u should write more carefully ! period !


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