Delayed & Missing Baggage Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport
Lost baggage at Paris-CDG
What to do
If you can’t find your baggage at the end of your flight, the first step is to go to the “Service Bagage” desk in the baggage reclaim area.
If you have already left the airport contact your airline as soon as possible with your baggage receipt (tag) number.
- A Property Irregularity Report (PIR) will be made and you will be given a reference number (e.g. CDGXX12345).
What happens next
Most bags are reunited with their owners within 72 hours.
Once your baggage is found and it’s been cleared by customs, the airline will be in touch to arrange a delivery that suits you.
If your baggage is not located within 4 days of your declaration, please contact your airline to fill in a baggage inventory form (list of contents).
Describe your missing baggage as precisely as possible, an accurate and complete description of your baggage contents is essential for locating your baggage.
How to track your luggage
You can monitor the status of your baggage and change your details or delivery address by entering your PIR reference number (e.g. CDGXX12345) into the WorldTracer online lost baggage tracker.
The PIR number can be found on your declaration form.
Compensation for expenses due to missing baggage
If you need to purchase essential items because your baggage is delayed for an extended period of time, remember to keep all your receipts.
The passenger must write and complain to the air carrier within 21 days.