As I write to you, we are sitting in the United Club lounge in Washington, DC and I am freezing. I digress….. We decided to leave on Friday at 2PM and so I frantically ran around getting all the last minute items done and then realized that we have never parked the car in employee parking for 2 weeks before. The longest time was a week. So we decided that we needed to move our departure time up as we needed to park the car at Den’s work. When we arrived at the airport, we checked in and checked our bags. I doubt that Mike will ever do that again. We waited for both flights to leave without us, met an amazing couple (he worked for JAL) and they were trying to get to Florence, and then we went to get our bags and rebook to DC or EWR. The baggage claim guy said our bags were not there but he would rebook them with us, fixed our tickets and told us IAD was the best way to go. We made the flight, but just before we left, I decided to check the bag tags…… ooops! Michaels bag tag was gone, replaced by somebody else’s bag tag and nothing we could do because we needed to board the plane. We were all in middle seats. So, off we went to Washington, DC. on the last flight of the night.
When we arrived we went to Customer Service Agent #1 to see if we could figure out where Mike’s bag was and what the bag tag number was. We were informed that not only was Mike’s bag missing, but Liz’s bag was still in San Francisco. Only one person stressing here and it is me….. Agent #1 would see if she could find out Mike’s bag location while we wait for the flight to FRA on United. We decided the best place to chill was in the United Club….YEA! Comfort, food, beer and FREEZING!
So, while Agent #2,3 and 4 tried to help with the bags, Liz is wrapped up in every blanket we have and sleeping on the floor, and Mike is researching his bag …. no information on Mike’s bag, but guess what!? ALL of the other bags are in SFO. Oh Well….. Agent #5 comes to work (used to work in baggage claim before she promoted to the United Club) found Mike’s bag, and is hopefully routing the bags to arrive a couple of hours after we do in Frankfurt. Oh, yea! forgot to tell you… United looks terrible so while Mike was trying to find out where his clean underwear was, I was rebooking us on Lufthansa that looks so much better. We are having so much fun and after 2 free glasses of wine I’m relaxed! Our saga will continue! Fingers crossed.
Bagless and Beautiful!