I just got back from Japan and I will write a long post about my eating experience later but I want to share this post. The one lesson that I learned about flying is that always keep your home keys in your carry on.

My departing flight from Narita was delayed, which caused me to miss my connecting flight in LA, which then caused my luggage to be lost and not arrive with me in Vancouver. After about 15 hours of traveling and waiting, I have never wanted my bed so much, however, I put my house keys in my checked in luggage and the person who has my spare keys was out of town.

I stayed at my friends for a bit but the baggage company called and said they will drop it off soon. So here I am sitting outside my door, connecting to my own WIFI signal but unable to get into my house until the baggage people drop off suitcase.

I just called the baggage company and they said they will drop off my suitcase somewhere between 1 to 4am. Wow, that specific eh. Until, then I ll just sleep in front of my door. This lap top battery will die shortly.


Anonymous said... @ July 5, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Hey, at least they found your bags. That's a number one rule of flying...always have you valuable stuff in the carry-on luggage...always. I flew back from MEX on Friday and they lost both of my bags....on a direct flight....go figure....

Anonymous said... @ July 5, 2009 at 6:17 PM

I know it's totally their fault for misplacing your luggage, and you have every right to be angry about that.

But why on earth would you not bring your keys with you? I mean, worst case scenario could be some one stole your luggage, knew where you lived, and when they opened said luggage they could just go to your house...

Gyromite said... @ July 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM

I always put my keys and some money and ID in my suitcase when I get I travel. This way if someone takes my carry on (which I carry around the city) then I still have my keys.

Normally, I would put them back in my carry on but this time I forgot since we were in a panic to catch the bus to the airport.

Regardless, my mistake.

eurotrash said... @ July 6, 2009 at 11:56 PM

ah, the connecting flight thru usa from narita. just did it, what a nightmare!

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