8.02.2012

Guess That Price


A couple of years ago, American lost our bags but delivered them the next day on our doorstep.  There was the initial hassle of (1) "Hey, where are our bags", (2) where do we go, and (3) what forms do we fill out, but after I had gotten over that, the actual bag delivery was a fantastic concept. I remember writing that if I knew I'd get them back with home delivery, they could lose them every time. The beat down of waiting for them at the baggage claim and then lugging them out to the curb is a pain.

But now American will do the delivery for a flat fee within 40 miles. You just get off the plane and head to the car.  So here's the game: What do you think they will charge? They have a rate for one bag, one rate for two bags, and one rate for three to ten (which seems surprising.)  My guess was that one bag would start at $50.

Answer here.

Sidenote: Mrs. LL always does something to make our bags unique so they can easily be spotted in the mass of bags that will undoubtedly include lookalikes.  Normally it is a bright ribbon tied around the handle. Our last trip she used a strip of Hello, Kitty duct tape.  See what I'm dealing with here?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dude, you will be lucky to get your bag on AA! They are in Bankruptcy, and the 2003 paycuts are still hurting. What do you think will be left in your bag when the next cut from the company or BK Judge imposes their wiill?

Anonymous said...

I travel for bidness and last week someone grabbed my laptop bag from the overhead and left their similar bag with an apple computer.

I get off the plane asking where the lug nut was who had the bag (I had a hotel receipt from his bag with his name on it). AA checked and saw he had checked bags so I have to leave security, go to baggage claim, yell lug nuts name, get a sheepish answer and grab my bag, check it and then go back through security to get to my next flight.

Mrs. LL is so smart, except for that husband part!!!

Football guru

Anonymous said...

Who Cares...blah blah over and over day in and day out.

Anonymous said...

29.95? Sooo worth it!

Anonymous said...

P.T. Barnum was right.

Anonymous said...

very newsy BG and worth my time.

Anonymous said...

Our family just came back from a week long vacation, flying about 2000 miles out and back, never checked a bag, we did everything carry-on. No fuss, no muss, no waiting around the carousel.

Anonymous said...

If you fly thru Miami, JFK, or DFW, on American prepare to find your bag at Traders Village, Queens Blvd pawn shop, or used as a raft for the incoming refugees in Florida.

Anonymous said...

Hope you can trust the 8 dollar an hour contractor who will deliver it.