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Aug. 9th, 2006 | 03:25 pm
location: Home in Berkeley
mood: annoyedannoyed

you missed your flight!

There are a few truly irritating things about airlines mislaying one's luggage... or as the case may be, the luggage missing its proper flight due to security delays. The first of these is you have to return home without luggage. While this is sometimes a good thing (less to carry on public transit, e.g.), it generates massive unpacking inertia. This is a really bad thing to contend with if you're me and prone to unpacking inertia even when that which is to be unpacked is staring me right in the face, right when I get home and therefore somewhat obnoxiously present in my thoughtspace.

The worse parts, however, are these: first that you have to spend extra time at the airport waiting for your luggage to not show up, and then filing a claim for said missing luggage. Second, you're expected to basically stay at home and wait for the airline to call you and inform you of when they will be delivering your luggage to your home. While I approve of delivery service, the wait has so far prevented me from having any food today except a luna bar, and prohibited my running some very necessary errands (such as acquiring food and some supplies for work on my ballgown).

Ah well. For the amount of travel I do, I shouldn't be terribly upset that my luggage has only been delayed in getting to me once and that on a return trip. But still. Inconveniences. Grr.

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Paul, Evil Administrator

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from: eviladmin
date: Aug. 9th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)

Bummer - I would have dellivered food, except I just got home from Berkeley.
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from: molybdenum42
date: Aug. 9th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)

Much better to be missing your luggage on the way home rather than the other way around. Lost and missing luggage is the chief reason that I try and try with only carry-on... and sometimes go to extremes to accomplish this. My best packing job to date is my most recent trip to California where I managed to pack three pairs of shoes, a formal dress, a wedding gift, two baby shower gifts and nine days worth of clothing into a knapsac and carry-on shoulder bag. Though there was that time I went to new York with a knapsac and two pairs of shoes and came back with four pairs and the same luggage restrictions....

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from: stellae
date: Aug. 9th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)

What is it about NYC that causes such love of shoes? I used to figure 2 or 3 pairs (one formal, one casual) was enough... then I lived there, and now I have much shoe love and find it tough to limit my packing to *just* 2 pairs... ;-)

And I'm with you on the carry ons. I do the same thing as much as I possibly can.

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from: tokyorose329
date: Aug. 10th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)

I traveled to Berkeley to start my new life with 4 suitcases, and all of them were waylaid because we were rerouted through Memphis. Or Atlanta. Or something. I can't remember. It was 3 days before I got all of them back, and I was furious. It felt like I had to be totally stripped (possibly permanently) of all the trappings of my old life before I could start my new one.
I absolutely understand your frustratation! Be strong and unpack when you get them!
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from: sarahspromo1
date: Aug. 10th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)


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from: anticato146
date: Aug. 11th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)

Did I tell you about the time my luggage was lost when I was going to Italy to study abroad for the semester? They didn't get it back for four days, in which time I was living in the clothes on my back, nor would they give me any information about where it was, which I like to think meant that they knew all along that it had been sitting in Fiumicino since THREE HOURS after I got there. Lovely times, eh?

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