July 5, 2008

Luggage Pledge to Bridegroom

A MAN due to get married tomorrow has been promised he will be reunited with a missing bag containing clothes he plans to take on honeymoon - more than 10 days after it went missing.

Richard Sutcliffe, 35, flew back from Palma, Majorca, to Blackpool on June 23, but the bag shared by him and his friend Mark Wind, of Cleckheaton, never turned up.

There followed a series of telephone conversations between the pair and airline Jet2.com - but despite reassurances the bag was on its way back to the UK it never appeared.

Yesterday Jet2.com apologised and told him the bag was due to arrive at Leeds Bradford airport last night.

He was keeping his fingers crossed it would arrive as promised. Mr Sutcliffe, who lives in West Yorkshire and is a journalist with the Yorkshire Post, is due to marry tomorrow and leave on honeymoon on Sunday.

"My glasses are in the case, along with my clothes - the clothes that I was hoping to take away with me on my honeymoon," he said.

Mr Sutcliffe had been in Palma with a group of friends and he said the bag contained his glasses, swimwear and holiday clothes he planned to take with him on honeymoon.

A Jet2.com spokesperson said the firm had one of the lowest delayed bag rates in the airline industry and was sorry Mr Sutcliffe had been inconvenienced.

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