I will NEVER EVER EVER EVER put anything valuable in my check in luggage again. Why? Here's the story that my family went through. Last year, my mother flew from Taipei, Taiwan back to San Francisco and packed my nephew's Nintendo DS into her check in bag for some reason that I will never understand since I would think that the DS is best served with my nephew playing it on the plane. But that's beside the point. When they get home to Los Gatos, my mom notices that the luggage was opened. She opened it and sure enough, the DS was missing. That was the first time and I figured I'd just chalk it up to bad luck. My mom didn't file a report or anything since it was only a DS. Instead my sister's husband just bought my nephew a new DS. This past week we were in Hawaii where my fiancee and I got married. My now brother in law bought us a new expensive camera along with a 5 year warranty for our wedding gift and packs it into his check in bag. He flew from New York to Las Vegas, to Honolulu to Kailua-Kona. He gets into Kona and finds out that his check in bag went missing. Somewhere between Vegas and Kona, the bag disappeared. He arrived at Kona on the 10th. His luggage wasn't found until after the 15th, the day that he left Kona for Honolulu to stay for a couple of days. So his luggage was easily sent to him in Honolulu. When he opened it, guess what was missing along with his baseball glove? That's right, the new camera that was supposed to be our wedding gift. So obviously someone from the airline he was flying (looking at you Delta) x rayed the bag, saw the camera, set the bag aside to make the bag "go missing", stole the camera and his baseball glove, and a few days later brought it back and "found" it. And you know what's the biggest bullshit of it all? Delta Airlines, or any airline out there right now has no accountability whatsoever when it comes to losing valuables or electronics. They're only responsible to pay you $50 each day for everyday that you're missing your luggage. As for anything that was IN your luggage? They're only responsible for a certain amount, which is ridiculously small to begin with, and that you can't claim losses on electronics or valuables such as jewelry. So essentially at this point my brother in law got us a five year warranty on a camera for our wedding gift, which as anyone would know is useless without the actual camera. The baseball glove? I think they stole that simply because they knew they could get away with it. It was a good glove, already worked in and all. I am absolutely LIVID about this and the fact that we can't do anything about it to get the money back for the camera that my brother in law spent. But from now on, you can GUARANTEE that my ass is NEVER going to put ANYTHING valuable in my check in bag. EVER. And I highly suggest everyone reading this to do so as well.