Lost or delayed luggage?

September 12th, 2011

Ask for a toiletry kit.

I’ve traveled enough to know that luggage sometimes gets delayed.

The last time I flew, I’m thankful I also knew to ask for a toiletry kit from the airline.

On my last journey, I waited through two delayed flights and a very cranky flight crew. As if that wasn’t enough, once I finally reached my destination, my bag did not. It was 10 p.m. and the airline indicated it would be at least 12 hours before it could be considered that I would see my bags again. And I needed to at least brush my teeth.

Unfortunately their luggage team member did not offer a toiletry kit. When I went back and asked, however, she gave me one.

Lesson learned: ASK for something if you want it. Airlines typically have toiletry kits. They may not always offer, but you’ll definitely have to stop at the store if you don’t just ask.

Sure, the kit was basic, but it was a start. And it was free.

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2 Responses to “Lost or delayed luggage?”

  1. L. Bennett on September 29, 2011 6:43 pm

    Never would have thought to ask for a toiletry kit even if the airline lost my luggage. thanks for the info.

  2. Travel During the Holidays — Life As Mom on November 21, 2011 3:54 am

    [...] There is a lot of luggage to move through the airport in a short time during holiday travel days. This means there could be a mistake and your luggage could get delayed. If you are traveling to a cold destination, pack coats in your carry-on. Bring critical medicine onto the plane with you instead of packing it. Consider how important a change of clothes is and, of course, pack extra diapers and formula, if your baby needs it. And, if your bags do get delayed, don’t be shy about asking for a complimentary toiletry kit. [...]

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