Airlines lost luggage - need advice
If there is a better forum for this, please advise. I have never lost a piece of luggage in 40 years of traveling until now. I have a claim in with Southwest Airlines and trying to get through the inventory forms. I know they will depreciate clothing, shoes, etc. so I am bummed that I will not be getting replacement costs back for some of my prized possessions but instead a fraction (if any) of what I really spent. I have googled to find out if I should also claim against my homeowner's insurance. One advice was don't do it: the risk of being dropped by your carrier is not worth the paltry amount anyone would give you. I don't know how depreciation is calculated but found a government list on the web.. example: maximum life of shoes is like 2 years old (well, it didn't pay for me to take good care of my Sesto Meucci sandals! :-(
It's gonna take days to go through all my receipts (I happen to save them all throughout the years).. is it even worth it? any rules of thumb?