lost luggage

On my last two air traveled trips my luggage was “mishandled,” technically not lost as it was returned, but  luggage containing the outfit for my 40th class reunion was MIA until one-half hour before the event. I’m fortunate that  I wasn’t arrested as a terrorist as I ignored all airport security warnings when I  pulled up to door nearest baggage return and claimed the suitcase that numerous telephone calls refused to produce. Hell hath no fury like a woman who shopped for six-months and spent two weeks’ salary on a dress and shoes to wear to impress her 50-something high school classmates and had been told “the suitcase can’t be located!”

The following trip, my carry-on, a relatively small, wheeled pack was taken from me when I changed planes. The attendant told me the overhead compartments were full and she added “that they would not be charging me for checked luggage. But, I will need to go to baggage claim at my destination.” For me that was St. Louis but it was some place east of there for my bag. Continue Reading »