Nobody wants the lonely feeling of being the last person around the baggage reclaim carousel and realizing your luggage isn’t going to arrive.
You need to report lost luggage immediately to your airline’s lost luggage desk or their office at Alicante Airport, see below for details.
Usually staff will be able to track your baggage on their computer tracking systems and locate your luggage. If it has not arrived at Alicante Airport they will advise you on which flight it will arrive. Arrange for it to be delivered to your accommodation.
If luggage can’t be found on their system it will likely have lost its barcode label or got derailed on the luggage conveyer system.
The baggage is likely to be somewhere in between the departing airport bag drop and the aircraft it was supposed to be loaded on. When the luggage is found it will be returned. This highlights the importance of internal identification tags or a copy of the travel itinerary of the passenger in the baggage.
If a bag if accidently left on the carousel at Alicante Airport then hopefully it will be picked up by airport staff and registered at the Alicante Airport lost property office, see below for office details.