You Left Your Handbag On The Plane | Band 9 IELTS Letter Sample

Last Monday you flew from Mumbai to Bangalore. When you reached home, you discovered that you had left your hand bang on the plane. Write a letter to the airline. In your letter you have to explain:

Where and when you lost the bag
What your bag looks like
What its contents were

Here is a band 9 IELTS letter on this topic. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your IELTS essays, letters and reports corrected by me.

Band 9 IELTS sample letter

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to report lost property. It seems that I have left my hand bag on your flight. Last Friday I flew from Mumbai to Bangalore on flight no KF246. While boarding the flight I had my hand bag with me and I still remember placing it in the overhead bin. Unfortunately, I forgot to take it before getting off the plane. I didn’t discover that my bag was missing until I reached home.

My bag is made of leather and has leopard prints on it. It also sports the label ‘Trendy’ on the front side. It is locked with a small lock. I had my course work and some books in it. It also contained some gifts I received from my uncle and cousins in Mumbai.

As you can imagine, these things are very important to me. Please let me know if you have my bag in your possession and how I can get it back. If you have any questions about my request, feel free to contact me by phone at 6454200 or by email at

I look forward to your reply.

Thank you.

Manjusha Nambiar

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Manjusha Nambiar

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2 Responses

  1. Sreeja says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I’m writing to report my lost luggage on one of your planes. I flew from Mumbai to Bangalore yesterday 22nd OCT on flight BA1234. Due to long flight, I was really tired and feel asleep during the journey. As i was in rush to reach home, i forgot that i put my hand bag on overhead bin. After deplaning and reaching home, i realized that my hand bag was missing.

    My hand bag is medium size tote that can fit 13 inch laptop. The color of handbag is white with different colors of flowers printed on it. Inside my bag, there is a macbook air with goggle logo sticked on top.. It also has a small box of jewelry which my mother gave it as a gift to me. As you can see, I need my laptop which has lot of personal information and paperwork for my work project. Please let me know if you find my handbag and how i can get it back. For more details, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone 672-XXX-XXXX or via email s****

    I look forward to your reply.

    Yours Faithfully,

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