Missing Baggage / Chicago to Los Angeles

Dan Spain (2009)

Getting through passport control was pretty fast, and then I waited with Ray for our luggage to come off the plane.  Nancy had gotten her bags pretty quickly, and had already gone to the Admirals Lounge by the time I got there.  We waited, and more and more bags came off the carousel – but not ours. Eventually it all stopped – and our bags were nowhere to be found.  Talking with the Iberia representative revealed that we could file …

Tenerife to Madrid to Chicago

Dan Spain (2009)

We got to the Tenerife Norte airport just before 6am, and there was a large crowd gathered outside – apparently the terminal didn’t even open until 6!  When it did open, there was a bit of a mad rush to get in line at the various counters, and we then had to wait for the Iberia counter to open.  Finally I got my luggage checked through to Los Angeles, and my boarding passes. Unfortunately it looked like I was going …

Chicago to Madrid to Tenerife

Dan Spain (2009)

After a relaxed break in Chicago, I flew on Iberia Airlines to Madrid. It’s an 8 hour long flight, and for the most part it was fine – I just relaxed with my iPod, and even got some sleep. However, apparently in the last month or so, they have an additional in-flight beverage service added to the schedule….. 1 hour before breakfast.  Which means, at the crack of dawn, the lights suddenly came up just to offer me a drink. …

Los Angeles to Chicago

Dan Spain (2009)

Woke up this morning at the crack of dawn – 5am – and it was still dark outside.  SuperShuttle picked me up at 6:15am, and I got to LAX just before 7am.  There was a travel crowd the likes I’ve not seen in a long time.  I stood in line for about 15 minutes, waiting to check in, when I noticed that the Departures display noted that my particular LA -> Chicago flight was delayed…. by 40 minutes.  Assuming it …