Sunday, April 26, 2009

You know what would make this trip nicer?

As you probably guessed from my last post, we are on vacation. Specifically we're in northern Alabama introducing Jillian to her great granddaddy. It has been a great time so far, but it would be even better if our checked luggage would show up.

It seems that our two suitcases would prefer to hang out in the much more cosmopolitan Chicago. You see, a particular airlines only runs one flight from Chicago to Huntsville per day with the exception of Saturday when there are no flights. Well we flew here on Friday, and for some reason nobody in Chicago seemed to think it was important to route our bags through another city in order to get them here sooner. Of course the gal at the ticket counter told me they would do that. Then the most unhelpful lady on the phone yesterday assured me of the same thing. But no such luck. The bags continue to sit and we were offered a whopping $100 in compensation, which doesn't go far when you're changing around 10 poopy diapers with at least one or two blow-outs per day. Oh and did I mention that we paid $15 per bag for this service??? I HATE airlines. All of them.

This is why I try not to check bags. Unfortunately with Jillian it was pretty much inevitable. It was difficult enough to deal with her, a stroller, a carseat (with base), a diaper bag, and two computer bags. There was no way I was adding anything else to the mix. Thank goodness we decided not to check the carseat since Jeramy's mom (a former TSA baggage handler) told us that the baggage transport equipment is pretty hard on those even when in a bag. Oh and thankfully we had my uncle pick-up a pack n play of Craigs List locally so we didn't have to bring (and lose) that too.

Ugh. I sure hope the bags show up soon.

9 comments:

CJ said...

Ugh, that totally sucks. I always live in fear that our bags will get lost. :/ Hope they find you soon!

PS Common Grounds Coffee & Cupcakes is in Renton. They have toys there too so the little one's can play. We should go there some weekend!

Maria said...

Airlines truly suck! I hate flying these days.

I hope your luggage arrives soon.

Nicky said...

Wow, that really really sucks. Hope you at least got some cute new clothes for Jillian out of it....

Curt said...

Your whole bag situation is pretty ridiculous. I haven't heard of very many incidents where it takes lost luggage any longer than a day to get to you, if that. Which airlines is this?

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Kathy V said...

Now I really can't see why you would want your bags to arrive with you and before half of your trip is over.

Well hopefully you have fun on your vacation. When you get back, I have a tool that might help you and Jeremy in your landscaping!

JamieD said...

Hubby & I fly a lot and I am eternally grateful that our luggage has never been lost. Yet.

But my heart does sink a little every time his suitcase comes off the baggage carosel before mine. I just feel if anyone's suitcase gets lost, it should be his and not mine. I mean, men are so much more low maintence than women. Is that awful of me?!?!

Barb said...

I HATE airlines too.. except southwest. But right now they pretty much all piss me off. Wishing the best for you.

CJ said...

I just gave you an award on my blog. :)