If there’s one thing more frustrating than having an airline lose your luggage, it’s having an airline lose your luggage on the most important day of your life – your wedding day.
And one unlucky groom had to learn this the hard way.
According to one of the bride’s friends on Reddit, the couple was en route to Iceland for their wedding from Washington D.C. when their flight was delayed, causing them to miss their connection in New York. They were then re-routed to Iceland via Paris and Berlin.
The good news? They made it to Iceland, safe and sound.
The not-so-good news? The groom’s luggage — along with his wedding suit — didn’t.
That’s right, despite being in constant contact with Delta Airlines throughout the entire debacle, the groom’s luggage somehow ended up 1,500 miles away from them.
And to make matters worse, Delta Airlines didn’t even have the courtesy to apologize for the situation. In fact, they tried to throw the blame onto someone else. According to the bride’s friend, “Delta is currently telling them to take the issue up with the last carrier, Air Berlin, who never even touched their luggage.”
Way to take the high road, Delta.
Now usually if an airline loses your bag, you can just run to the nearest department store to buy yourself a new pair of socks and underwear. But that’s not quite the case when it comes to your wedding suit.
Instead of moping about it, the groom decided to take this opportunity to call out Delta’s poor behaviour. Donning a pair of tight, black shorts and a plain, white t-shirt with the words “This wedding suit is courtesy of Delta Airlines,” scribbled onto it during his wedding, he ended up turning a dismal situation into a creative and very public customer complaint.
The couple’s unconventional wedding story has since gone viral, and has taught future brides and grooms one valuable lesson: don’t stash your wedding outfit in your checked luggage.
Or as one Reddit user stated more bluntly, “If you want to wind up in the same country as your wedding outfits, don’t fly Delta Airlines.”