Damaged, lost and delayed baggage
If your baggage does not arrive with you, report it immediately to the Lost & Found office or Arrival Service of the last carrier you flew with.
If for any reason you are unable to report delayed baggage immediately, please do so in writing within 21 days of your arrival.
With your help, the staff at the Lost & Found office will fill out a form with details of the missing (delayed) baggage , begin a baggage search and provide you with all further information.
Baggage which does not arrive with you is initially treated as delayed. In the majority of cases we are able to locate it within the next 36 to 48 hours at one of the airports through which you have travelled. We then transmit a request for the delayed baggage to be sent by the quickest route to the airport where you reported the delay.
Tracking delayed baggage yourself
You can check the latest information on your lost baggage yourself via WorldTracer, the worldwide computerised baggage tracing system, by entering your reference number and the name given when reporting lost baggage.
Am I entitled to compensation for delayed baggage?
Passengers arriving in a destination which is not their place of permanent residence are entitled to reimbursement of the cost of urgent purchases while waiting for their baggage. Passengers are requested to submit a list of purchases with original receipts along with the other documentation.
Delayed/ lost baggage
Please, contact the station where your delayed baggage report was made (for baggage delayed for less than five days).
Tallinn Airport Baggage Service (for less than five days)
Telephone: (+372) 605 8313
LOT Polish Airlines S.A.Central Baggage Tracing Office (for more than five days)
Tallinn Airport Baggage Service (on arrival*)
Telephone: (+372) 605 8313
* If you noticed the damage after leaving the airport be sure to report it in writing within the legally prescribed period of seven (7) days after your flight.
If your baggage is not found within 3 to 5 days of your reporting it missing, please send us the completed Inventory form that you received along with the other instructions when you reported your missing baggage. An inventory of the contents will help us in our search.
Am I entitled to compensation for lost baggage?
The compensation to which you are entitled is based on the inventory of lost items. In calculating compensation for lost baggage, the age and value of the items are taken into account, along with original proof of purchase.
The carrier does not offer compensation for items not accepted as checked baggage in accordance with the general conditions of carriage.
Damaged baggage should be reported immediately on arrival; if damage is not noticed until later, the time limit for submitting a written report is 7 days after arrival.
A written claim must be accompanied by your airline ticket, baggage check and repair bill or statement of irreparable condition together with a purchase receipt or quotation for the purchase of replacement baggage.
Am I entitled to compensation for damaged baggage?
We will reimburse you the cost of repairing baggage on the basis of a receipt. If your baggage is in irreparable condition, we will reimburse you the amount necessary to purchase replacement baggage, less depreciation.
Who is responsible for my lost or damaged baggage?
The last carrier is obliged to carry out a baggage search, arrange delivery, and deal with any claims from passengers in connection with damaged baggage. Despite this, you have the option of submitting a claim to any carrier, in cases where you have travelled with more than one airline.
Who pays compensation for mishandled baggage?
Delay and loss of baggage will be compensated pursuant to the Montreal convention according to specific limits of liability and the terms of carriage of passengers and baggage.