Heathrow (Party to Montreal Convention)
India (Party to Montreal Convention)
BKK (Not party to Montreal Convention or Warsaw convention)
It was a one way ticket
Baggage was not scanned in at Mumbai (Thus technically delayed between Heathrow and Mumbai)
I made my claim at Bangkok airport
Right where do I start?
I flew with Jetairways, Heathrow (London) To Bangkok (Thailand) Via Mumbai (India) and upon arriving in Bangkok my bag had not arrived.
I went and put in my baggage claim straight away.
4 days later I received my bag.
In the meantime I had to make essential purchases.
They offered me no compensation or support.
I have since put in a claim with the airline for my costs.
They have offered my only $40 as stated by their terms of carriage (Too little) .
According to the Montreal convention as set out in Article 1 it appears that it would not be applied in this instance as Thailand is not a signatory.
Again, Thailand is not a signatory of the Warsaw convention.
My argument would be that as it is provable that the baggage was delayed between Heathrow and Mumbai the Montreal convention should apply.
As it stands though, it is governed by Thai regulations thus making the terms of carriage effectual.
I appreciate your time and answers.