My grandparents left last week for a cruise in Egypt/Rome... someplace around there. The airlines lost their luggage because they changed planes so many times. THESE ARE THE WORST PEOPLE TO GO WITHOUT THEIR LUGGAGE. My "Nana" grandmother started packing literally 4 weeks before their flight! She is also a petite woman so she needs all of her clothes altered a specific way..
They had to go and buy TWO WEEKS worth of clothing IN TWO DAYS for their cruise, because all of their luggage was "lost"!
The airline gave them $2000 becuase it was late.... and I belive it will be a lot more if it never shows up.