The travel gods just weren't with me this trip - my bags got lost again Tuesday and have yet to be found. Every single plane I took (6 total) was either canceled or delayed. (Surely that must be worth some kind of award Keith??).
I think a lot of it is due to the fact that Delta seems to be doubling up on a lot of their flights. Example: My flight to Las Vegas did back-to-back flights from New York-Minneapolis and then Minneapolis-Vegas. And then Vegas-Minneapolis-Atlanta on the way back. My flight to Detroit was heading on to Amsterdam afterwards. I guess they're just trying to cut costs, but to me, that just means the possibility of a lot more problems at other airports down the line. If anything goes wrong along the way, it throws the timing of everything else off, meaning delayed flights, missed connections, lost bags, etc.
I guess it's all part of the risk one takes by traveling during the winter months, and like I said in a previous post, I learned my lesson long ago and keep everything important in my carry-on. But it does mean that poor C is still waiting for his Christmas presents - though maybe it serves him right since he made me wait until I got back to open mine!
Labels: Air travel