It's somewhat comforting to know that airlines mistreat customers regardless of how famous those customers may be; everyone is equal when it comes to commercial airline's endless outrages. America's Got Talent season 10 winner, Paul Zerdin, recently posted a video to YouTube where he expresses his outrage that he may be unable to perform because, for the third time, British Airways has lost his bag.
Zerdin rants (justifiably):
Here I am at Lisbon airport having just got off a British Airways flight from London's Heathrow and my Peli case with all my gear didn't make it onto it . . . This is the third time British Airways has lost my luggage. Not a connecting flight. A direct flight.
Zerdin, a 46-year-old ventriloquist, needs his bags to perform. Without his "dummies," his ventriloquism act would leave a lot to be desired.
@jennyatwhatever @British_Airways 3rd time Jenny! I’m writing a new show that just uses a sock and a couple of ping… https://t.co/KLQOxELxF0— Paul Zerdin (@Paul Zerdin)1536701453.0
The plot will continue to thicken as Zerdin boards a cruise, which will take him to an island, where he will be performing the following day. If his luggage doesn't meet him there, the island will shortly be filled with many unhappy people. Zerdin noted:
If [the luggage] doesn't make it to Cadiz, then there's going to be no show. Frankly, I despair. I need my luggage. Please British Airways, please get it to me tomorrow in Cadiz. Please, I beg you.
@paulzerdin @British_Airways Oh!! Please help #PaulZerdin to get his puppets back on time 😢— thetung (@thetung)1536664163.0
Paul's fans shared his outrage.
@paulzerdin @British_Airways God it’s not enough they have made their short haul seats and service worse than low c… https://t.co/i1cvNMV79T— Mark O Sullivan (@Mark O Sullivan)1536827401.0
@paulzerdin @British_Airways Dear God Paul. How on earth could this happen on a direct flight? Come on British Airways— Peter Dickson (@Peter Dickson)1536701621.0
@paulzerdin @British_Airways Come on British Airways get Sam to Lisbon— Tony Matthews (@Tony Matthews)1536682188.0
@paulzerdin @British_Airways Wow. Appalling. Hope they get it to you Paul, if not they should pay the money you wi… https://t.co/umyth10iWK— ✨💜Kirky💜✨ (@✨💜Kirky💜✨)1536663453.0
@paulzerdin @British_Airways Paul! This is awful. Hope they get them to you in good time xx— Sam Ginnelly🎈 (@Sam Ginnelly🎈)1536673018.0
@paulzerdin @British_Airways Again ?!!!!! Bloody Hell— LouG-C (@LouG-C)1536664016.0
Once on board his cruise, Zerdin seemed to brighten up a bit:
Where in the world are the puppets... https://t.co/LTj25n7Zsg— Paul Zerdin (@Paul Zerdin)1536845267.0
@paulzerdin As annoying as this is for your I'm loving your updates... Hope they resurface soon!— SkC7mn (@SkC7mn)1536897664.0
@paulzerdin It’s unbelievable! I hope you find your missing luggage and puppets soon. Fingers crossed!!!— Cecilia Leong-Faulkner (@Cecilia Leong-Faulkner)1536857693.0
@paulzerdin Uh oh! 🎵Where in the world is...Sam and Albert 🎵— Amit Divecha (@Amit Divecha)1536851163.0
Fortunately, on Friday, PEOPLE received confirmation from British Airways that "We have apologized to our customer and returned his bag to him."
@paulzerdin @people Guess you’ll be taking these fellas as carry on from now on 🤣. That’ll teach them to be doing… https://t.co/EQMk1ghpmT— Lisa (@Lisa)1537185020.0
The Zerdin guide to getting into @people magazine Step 1: Lose your luggage! https://t.co/KAo1tLE6hX— Paul Zerdin (@Paul Zerdin)1537184566.0