Re: Lost Luggage Tales!
I've actually been pretty fortunate. The airlines have only mishandled my bags once (knock on wood!), and it wasn't too traumatic.
I was flying home on British Airways from Glasgow to D.C. for Christmas, connecting in Heathrow. Our flight departed on time from Glasgow but then ended up circling London for a while because they were having trouble landing planes in the fog (fog in London, imagine that). By the time we finally landed I was freaking out because I thought I was going to miss my connection -- and I very nearly did. (Cue much angst over possibly missing Christmas at home!) Luckily I managed to sneak on in the nick of time, but my bag didn't make it...not a big surprise. It turned up on the porch a night or two later around 2 a.m. All told, not too bad of an experience.
"I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list." -- Susan Sontag