shaken & stirred

welcome to my martini glass


pray for our bags

If you work for Air Canada, know someone who does or have incriminating information about the CEO, please force them to deliver our bags safely back to us. Soon.

The pilot of the next-to-last flight of the incredibly, stupendously, ridiculously long day of travel played the ukelele softly in the gate area while we were being delayed.

More anon. George says hi. We miss you already.

Updated: Air Canada COMPLETELY useless -- along with all their employees in the Toronto airport. Apparently, there is no report of our bags being lost and they say it's USA Airways problem. Only we can't talk to USA Airways and tell them the bags are lost until tomorrow.


  • At 3:45 AM , Blogger Ted said...

    I know what you're going through. Once Marcia and I went on a trip to the Caribbean, and our baggage was lost on the outbound flight; we didn't get it until ten days later, after we had already come home. We had to buy a whole bunch of clothes and toiletries during the vacation, as well as a new bag to bring it all home in. Never got reimbursed a penny.

  • At 9:09 AM , Blogger Christopher said...

    Since we're on the home side of our trip, now, this mostly just hassle if various clothes and shoes never turn up. Even the books we bought in the UK can be replaced.

    Mostly just a hassle, he said. 'Cause the really big deal is that one of the bags contains the dress Gwenda was wearing when we got married. Grrr.

    Air Canada screwed up with the luggage of at least one writer who was in Scotland with us on the outbound side as well, which led to a plethora of Air Canada horror stories from various people surfacing (news to me, I'd thought they had a good rep before this past week).

  • At 9:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You're all sinners and your bags are in hell!

    Welcome back.


  • At 10:02 AM , Blogger CAAF said...

    oh man, fuck! will keep fingers crossed on the bags' eventual return. meanwhile, am glad the two of you are home safely.

    p.s. Lowell was confused by why your plane was turned around b/c of the Toronto plane crash. Were they afraid of a terrorism strike?

    Anyway, between that and your lost (hopefully, temporarily misplaced) luggage, what a travel tale of woe.

  • At 10:11 AM , Blogger gwenda said...

    I'm finding it an unbelievable annoyance just because we've yet to be assured by anyone except a phantom podium guy that any airline realizes our bags are lost and is trying to get them back. Air Canada went totally bitchy when I called them; you try getting someone on the phone at US Airways. We're off to the airport to fill in more formal paperwork since apparently anyone you talk to in the Toronto airport is FULL OF LIES.


    Hey CAAF, we were also confused, but basically it's because they shut down the entire airport. When the pilot came on, he had no idea why -- we assumed it was weather. Why they sent us back to Charlotte instead of Philly or someplace closer to where we actually were is beyond me. At least we got to see Richard Butner and watch a bad movie in the terrible airport hotel. We also had to eat dinner at the Fox News Cafe, where wine is called "whine," but the less said about the better.

    It is good to be home, but I am dying of jetlag.


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