Help Ricky Tims Find Bohemian Rhapsody

Update: Bohemian Rhapsody is found, apparently thanks to the outcry and connections of quiltmakers! Nice work, everyone!
I am not a member of the Quilt Show and I know only peripherally about Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson (don’t dislike them, BTW). I am, however, generally annoyed with airlines and air travel and United Airlines in particular.

I heard from Douglas Eagleson of Kona Bay that Ricky lost his Bohemian Rhapsody quilt due to UA baggage error. It is described in Ricky’s blog post. United Airlines policy about customer service seems to be non existent.

I was going to tell Ricky to have his local TV station get on board and do an investigation, but I am prevented from leaving a comment on his blog since I am not a member. I could join, but am just too lazy.

One of Libby Lehman’s quilts was in the bag as well. I think that United has a fee per bag, so it makes me wonder what passengers are paying for if not to keep their bags secure.

Keep your eye out. it may show up online

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Is Bohemian Rhapsody Lost Forever?
February 22, 2010

I have returned from the most fantastic trip to Dubai only to have the joy and excitement overshadowed by the fact that United Airlines has lost one of my bags. What was inside? Along with the unique and wonderful items I obtained in Dubai was my quilt, Bohemian Rhapsody.
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Author: Jaye

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2 thoughts on “Help Ricky Tims Find Bohemian Rhapsody”

  1. Thanks for telling the story about my quilt. I’m thrilled that it is back – but the ordeal was stressful to say the least. I had not asked quilters to take the lead, but they did anyway – go quilters! I just needed a human with United in the US to talk to. After the outcry, United became very helpful.

    1. Hi Ricky, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am really glad that you were able to get Bohemian Rhapsody back. What an ordeal! It is too bad that UA doesn’t have ‘customer service is everything’ as their motto!

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