The same thing happened in Halifax except that no one came in the plane to ask about it and it was left there. What I can't figure is why it wasn't retagged in Ottawa! That would have been the logical thing to do. When I exited the plane here in St. John's, I must have looked a bit perplexed because the attendant called me by name to apologize for the mistake and that my carry-on was still in Halifax. Guess they knew someone blundered. I was guaranteed that it was in a secure location! I was concerned because all of my art / craft purchases were in that bag.
I got the luggage just after lunch today. And, yes, everything was intact.
Note the new Sari Silk Yarn in the far corner! Eye Candy!!