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Moment holidaymaker discovers she’s picked up the wrong suitcase at the airport – and tracks down the owner on Facebook

This is the hilarious moment a holidaymaker panicked after realising she’d picked up someone else’s luggage at the airport.

Jessica Maciel and her friends had left Dublin for the sunny shores of Gran Canaria, when they suddenly realised their pal Yasmine had collected the wrong suitcase from a local airport.

Worried that the lost item could spell doom for Yasmine, the thoughtful group embarked on a search of the suitcase – and as luck would have it they discovered a label detailing the owner’s contact information.

An extensive hunt on Facebook eventually led them to the rightful owner, who was luckily staying only 15 minutes away from their hotel. The group then hopped in a taxi to make the swap, holding back a fit of giggles as they made their way there. 

In a video posted to TikTok, Jessica narrated Yasmine’s experience, saying: ‘Alright, lads so, we arrived at Gran Canaria – all smiles and then this happened.

This is the hilarious moment a holidaymaker panicked after realising she'd picked up someone else's luggage at the airport (Pictured: Yasmine is distraught after picking up someone else's suitcase) This is the hilarious moment a holidaymaker panicked after realising she'd picked up someone else's luggage at the airport (Pictured: Yasmine is distraught after picking up someone else's suitcase)

This is the hilarious moment a holidaymaker panicked after realising she’d picked up someone else’s luggage at the airport (Pictured: Yasmine is distraught after picking up someone else’s suitcase)

Yasmine and her pals found the rightful owner on Facebook, who they discovered lodged just 15 minutes away from their hotel. (Pictured: Yasmin and the anonymous passenger swap each other's luggage) Yasmine and her pals found the rightful owner on Facebook, who they discovered lodged just 15 minutes away from their hotel. (Pictured: Yasmin and the anonymous passenger swap each other's luggage)

Yasmine and her pals found the rightful owner on Facebook, who they discovered lodged just 15 minutes away from their hotel. (Pictured: Yasmin and the anonymous passenger swap each other’s luggage)

‘Yes, Yasmine took the wrong suitcase and we were all falling about the place, laughing. We could not believe it’.

Yasmine could be seen looking shocked as she struggled to form sentences through her laughter.

The mysterious suitcase was then placed on one of the hotel beds, revealing its personal contents carefully packed inside.

Jessica filmed the entire group as they laughed at Yasmine’s expense, but thankfully for Yasmine, the joke was soon over.

Looking back on the ‘mad’ event, Jessica explained: ‘It happened on Saturday just gone when we arrived into Gran Canaria.

‘Both girls had the exact same suitcase and both took the wrong one.

‘When we got to the hotel, my friend Yasmine needed to get something out of her case, opened it up and realised none of the stuff in it was hers’.

Amongst the belongings, the group spotted a label containing the stranger’s information.

Yasmine's pal Jessica said the group typed in the passenger's name on both Facebook and Instagram, and contacted every account that came up Yasmine's pal Jessica said the group typed in the passenger's name on both Facebook and Instagram, and contacted every account that came up

Yasmine’s pal Jessica said the group typed in the passenger’s name on both Facebook and Instagram, and contacted every account that came up

Yasmine could be seen looking shocked as she struggled to form sentences through her laughter Yasmine could be seen looking shocked as she struggled to form sentences through her laughter

Yasmine could be seen looking shocked as she struggled to form sentences through her laughter

Refusing to leave fate in the hands of the airline, they got to work trawling through social media.

Jessica revealed they typed in the passenger’s name on both Facebook and Instagram, and contacted every account that came up. 

The full message read: ‘Hey, this is so random but are you in Gran Canaria by any chance? 

‘I have a carry-on with your name on it and I’m trying to find the owner because I think they have my bag. Because they’re the same bags’.

Luckily for the team, results were almost instant. Jessica continued: ‘Within minutes, she had gotten a response from a girl on Facebook and found her.

Jasmine (pictured) narrated the entire event on TikTok - and could barely hold back her laughter at the situation Jasmine (pictured) narrated the entire event on TikTok - and could barely hold back her laughter at the situation

Jasmine (pictured) narrated the entire event on TikTok – and could barely hold back her laughter at the situation

‘She was actually Irish as well and she was only staying 15 minutes away from where our hotel is.

‘So, within an hour of realising that she had the wrong suitcase, she had gotten her own one back. It was mad’.

Yasmine received the good news while seated for dinner at the hotel’s official restaurant.

Once Jessica heard the terrific news, she shouted: ‘Oh my God!’

She continued: I literally was like, “mine was taking ages to come out” and then I just saw mine and picked it up,’ she continued.

‘I didn’t even look at the label and I got back to the room and I opened it and was like, “No, this is not my suitcase”.’

The post has since received over 6000 likes and dozens of comments, with many viewers sympathizing with Yamsine's misfortune The post has since received over 6000 likes and dozens of comments, with many viewers sympathizing with Yamsine's misfortune

The post has since received over 6000 likes and dozens of comments, with many viewers sympathizing with Yamsine’s misfortune

To track down the luggage, the friends hopped in a cab and took a ride through a tunnel to meet the grateful owner.

When the two women met, they offered each other a friendly embrace, signaling their joy at finally being reunited with their missing luggage.

Jessica took to TikTok to share the hilarious experience writing: ‘I always wondered if this ever happens. Turns out, it does’.

The post has since received over 6000 likes and dozens of comments, with many viewers sympathizing with Yamsine’s misfortune.

One person wrote: ‘Glad it all worked out. I love stuff like this – made me smile. Enjoy your [holiday]’.

Another said: ‘This is why I always tie something more identifiable to my cases. [I’m] terrified of this happening. Thank God she got [it] sorted’.

Someone else wrote: ‘Amazing. I hope you stay friends with her’.

Meanwhile, one person revealed: ‘Happened to me in Portugal in July with the same grey marble suitcase’.

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