This is going to be a ranty rant!!
So about a week ago my boyfriend and I flew out to New York, we got to put terminal super early, we got our bags checked in and we just had a wonder around duty free and grabbing something to eat… Upon our arrival on the plane once everyone was seated, everyone was informed that some of people’s luggage didn’t make it onto the aircraft to which we didn’t think anything of it as we checked in so early… Unfortunately, turns out when we arrived in New York it was our bags that didn’t make it onto the plane. We were gutted, we asked when they would arrive and they told us they were on the flight behind us and should be with us by midnight (delivered to our hotel) so we got on with it and continued to our hotel. When morning arrived and our bags still hadn’t I started to wonder where the heck our luggage was. It was 12pm the next day and the bags still weren’t here so I rang the number they gave me to ring incase they didn’t turn up, apparently they were due to arrive in the afternoon, we were told just to be patient and wait for them to arrive. To be honest, I was irritated as I didn’t pay all this money to go over to New York City to be sitting in my hotel room waiting for my bags, may I remind you my boyfriend and I had nothing, no change of clothes, no toiletries, nothing… And our audition was in a couple days. We waited until the afternoon still no bags, we ring up again… Only this time apparently our bags hadn’t been sent to us because… They were STILL in LONDON!!! We were informed that they were going to be on the next flight which should get them here half way through the evening, allowing them when they arrived at JFK to travel over night to our hotel… Ok ok, each time we rang up it was a different story. We were told they would arrive half way through the night so we waited up, still no bags. We rang again. Oh yeah, they’re at JFK airport! They’re being held there for 5 hours then they will be delivered to our hotel (which btw, is about 3 hours away) but will take at least 7 hours to get here. I just want to wear my own clothes. Next day came, still no luggage. We ring again, it’s on it’s way, it’s now the night before our interview/audition. We’re worried, everything we need is in our luggage, so we ring up again and inform them that it’s super important that they come in the morning because our interview is at 12, the ensured us that the bags will arrive at 8am in the morning for definet. 8.15 arrives… Still no sign of the luggage. We are now panicking we ring straight away and apparently the bags now won’t arrive until 12pm that day, which was too late. We then had to go out of our way to buy new clothes out of our limited money we had (not to spend on clothes) a very stressful morning before the interview is not what you need. Anyways, we went to the audition, I think it went well… Considering the amount of stress I was under about my luggage etc. Time will soon tell, I suppose. Anyway it’s about 1.30/1.45 in the afternoon and we go to the reception expecting our bags to be there but NOPE, still no sign of the bags. It’s been 3/4 days now without our luggage and we’re only here for 6. I am so frustrated. We wait, and we wait and we wait, come 9pm the bags finally decided to show up. To be fair this has really disrupted my holiday away and has been a really big inconvenience but we really have tried to not let it bother us because at the end of the day we’re in New York but we really could have done without this disruption as we had our audition, we didn’t need any additional stress. On a positive note, New York is beautiful! I hope nobody else has to experience this kind of thing, it’s truly horrible.
Peace and love everyone,
Love a very frustrated Laurie X