Delta Flies 1,000 Lost Bags Back to the US From London

Delta Air Lines flew a plane full of lost luggage -- and no passengers -- from London to the U.S. on Monday.

Around one thousand pieces of luggage were on the flight!

luggage on airport conveyor belt

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The luggage was sent to Detroit for owners to retrieve after flights were canceled due to a restriction in passenger volume.

"Delta teams worked a creative solution to move delayed checked bags from London-Heathrow on July 11 after a regularly scheduled flight had to be canceled given airport passenger volume restrictions at Heathrow," a Delta spokesperson told T+L. "Delta flight 9888 from Heathrow to Delta's Detroit hub flew 1,000 bags back to the U.S., where teams then forwarded the bags on to our customers."

Heathrow Airport, which has been suffering staff shortages, announced a passenger cap for all flights and has asked airlines to stop selling new tickets. The cap will last until at least mid-September.

Check out all of the details on Travel + Leisure.

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