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20 years later, Tucson woman’s lost luggage is returned

Don’t you hate when luggage goes missing?

The pet peeve of many flyers had a happy ending for one Tucson woman — eventually.

Maria Dellos lost a bag full of art supplies two decades ago. This week, she got a phone call from Tucson International Airport which told her the bag had been found.

“Well it’s a handwritten note with my notes and address of 20 years ago,” Dellos said.

“When I looked at this note, it was dated, it dated me as 20 years ago! And I was just absolutely blown away,” she said. Dellos is an art teacher and designer and was thrilled to have about $600 worth of supplies finally returned to her.

“Items that pre date our agency are interesting,” said TSA spokesperson Nico Melendez. “But I understand that we just did some shuffling of equipment at the airport, so it’s quite possible that we came across something that somebody left unattended for a long period of time.”

As for Dellos, she said she’s just thankful to have her things back and her faith in the airline industry restored.