Thursday, July 17, 2008

This is Why I Hate to Fly!

On my last business trip, I had to check bags. I hardly ever do - I take a lot of pride in my ability to stuff 2 weeks of stuff into a carry-on. This time, however, I decided to take my golf clubs, so I took a larger bag figuring I had to check anyways.

Big mistake! On my return flight, I waited in line at the American check-in for 45 minutes just to get a ticket so I could lug my bags over to "self bag drop off" and drop my bags on a conveyor belt. And for the privilege of using that remarkable service, I paid $40.00 extra! That's $80.00 round trip!

BTW, there was the usual lack of food, cramped seats, a screaming baby, delays, and no movie. I, and the rest of my travelers had to sprint through O'Hare to make my connection. I was one of the lucky (and faster) ones who made it.

I love this video - especially the phony empathy!

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