Sunday, July 15, 2007


We all have baggage.

We carry it with us wherever we go.

Some comes in the form of mistakes we make when younger. Some from things that are beyond our control. But, whatever the reason, we all have baggage.

Unless, of course, you are taking a trip to Las Vegas that involves a plane change. In that case, the airline has to look for your baggage.

We arrived in plenty of time at Montgomery to check a total of two bags. One, a large garment bag that contained a suit (me) and a nicer outfit (the Wife), along with shoes, dress shirt, ties, etc. It also contained most of my underwear and socks.

The other bag contained all of our toiletries (except for a travel toothbrush and toothpaste that I had in my pocket), most of her clothes, and a few of my clothes. And my Leatherman Tool (an original Leatherman PST, since discontinued) that I bought in Kuwait to replace one I lost in Kuwait.

We left Montgomery (lot cheaper to fly from Montgomery to Atlanta than directly from Atlanta; go figure), got to Hartsfield, took the shuttle over to our concourse, got to the gate, and they were boarding the flight.

We got aboard, and settled in for the Atlanta-to-Las Vegas flight. More about that flight later.

We got to McCarran (the airport in Las Vegas), and went to pick up our bags. Got to the carousel, and waited.

And waited.

And waited.

That's when the Wife noticed some little dude with a radio that was directing some people over to a little office. That had lots of luggage outside its door.

We looked for our luggage. No luck.

So, I stood in line.

When the lost luggage lady -- a real nice lady, by the way -- called us, we gave her the information, pointed out bags that looked like our bags (like ordering food at the Huddle House) and gave her our cell phone number.

And we went to the hotel.

I've been checking on our bags. And now, Delta has found them. According to Delta's Web site:
We have located this bag and are scheduling it to be on a flight to Mc Carran Intl Airport, Las Vegas, NV (LAS). Please check back again for the delivery date and time of your bag.

What does that mean? That they "are scheduling it to be on a flight" to Las Vegas? Where did it go? Did it get hung up on Montgomery? Or did it not make the flight out of Atlanta? Or did it go to some other location? I have no idea.

Anyway, some time Monday, I expect to be able to change my underwear. And put on clean socks.

In the meantime, I'm just going to think about the fact that we're in Vegas.

After all, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. If it ever gets there to begin with.


  1. If your luggage doesn't find you maybe you should check that store in Boaz that sells "lost" luggage! ;)

  2. Well, just look at it like having "lucky underwear" and what better place to have lucky underwear, right? Sort of like baseball players not changing their socks because they are on a good streak? Hey, help me out here, I'm reaching, yes, but just trying to find the silver lining. ;-) I hope they get your luggage to you soon.

  3. DELTA: Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive (wish I could take credit for that). Have fun in Vegas!

  4. Bring me back one of those escort magazines they pass out to you in the street. My buddies have told me about these, I'd like to see one. I'm curious. Never been to Vegas, doesn't look like I'll make it anytime soon. Have a great time!

  5. Have a great time! I'm hoping we get to Vegas around Labor Day to see the Beatles music with Cirque du Soleil! Woo hoo!

  6. And here I thought DELTA stood for "Don't Even Let Them Aboard"....

  7. Wow. I have never lost luggage with Delta...Air Tran, yes...but then you know about that. I think LV is jinxed.


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