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The saga continues [Oct. 6th, 2007|11:09 pm]
Callicrates
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Very short version: I'm in Syracuse. My luggage isn't.



When last I posted we were supposed to go ABQ to Minneapolis to Cleveland to Syracuse with a change of airlines for the last hop. That lasted as long as the flight to Minneapolis. The hop to Cleveland left roughly five minutes after we got to the gate. There was exactly zero chance of getting there, especially considering that it was a fair chunk of a mile away.

So.

We got rebooked on Delta. Minneapolis to Cincinnati to Syracuse. Getting to CVG was easy enough, but as soon as we landed we found out that our last hop was oversold. I had no idea where our bags were. It had been a long day already. Screw it, I said, put us on the volunteer list. That way we'd get a comfortable place to sleep for the night, a chance to eat a decent meal at a decent hour, and we would stand a good chance of having our bags by the time we got to our final destination.

Naturally, they found space for us on the plane anyway. Today is just not my day.

I'm in Syracuse at willowisp's sister's house. It's 23:15. I have no idea which airline currently has my bags or what time tomorrow they might or might not show up. For all I know they headed for Vancouver. We had tentative plans tomorrow to go look at leaves but those are now shaky at best.

This is getting old.
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[User Picture]From: pocketnaomi
2007-10-07 03:45 am (UTC)
Ack. Much sympathy.
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[User Picture]From: raira
2007-10-07 10:59 am (UTC)
Mwah.

I hope that the bags turn up ASAP.

Hey, you're wonderful. Have I told you that lately?
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[User Picture]From: lowapproach
2007-10-07 02:21 pm (UTC)
They are almost certainly in Vancouver, if that's for where they were tagged.

I recommend fighting against your genial nature and bitching out a customer service rep's supervisor. It might lead to money. It might even save the next person from having to go through this.
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[User Picture]From: callicrates
2007-10-07 06:14 pm (UTC)
They were tagged for Syracuse. When we checked the bags they were routed ABQ to MSP to CLE to SYR. Presuming they got to MSP, which is likely but uncertain, they definitely missed the hop to CLE.

I have no idea which airline has custody of my stuff. It's either Northwest, Continental or Delta. Delta told me to file the claim with them. Northwest told me to file the claim with them. I wound up filing it with Delta because they had a person there. Delta told me the bags would come in this morning on Continental. So far, there is no evidence that this has happened. Their website says they haven't found the bags yet.

This process is completely opaque to me. I am getting increasingly annoyed. If they haven't found them by this evening I am probably going to start making more phone calls in which I will be... somewhat less diplomatic than usual.

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[User Picture]From: turnberryknkn
2007-10-07 09:31 pm (UTC)
Argh. Sorry to hear.
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