Question of the day from Jenny

Would you rather have your flight delayed by 8 hrs or lose your luggage?

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14 Responses to Question of the day from Jenny

  1. mssc54 says:

    I’m going for the delay. Just the right amount of time to do some exploring!

  2. Jenny says:

    I would rather lose my luggage. Which did happen before! But luckily we were home and they drove it out the next day. Traveling with a child, I would lose my mind if I was delayed by 8 hrs! You can always go buy a set of clothes if you’re stuff is lost. It will eventually find its way back, hopefully!

  3. Sue says:

    I would go with delay I think. I’d rather be stuck in one spot with all my stuff than have all my stuff in different places!

  4. Joy says:

    I agree with Jenny about traveling with a child but thankfully I don’t have to anymore so I’m going with the delay. If my “stuff” got lost it would throw me into a tizzy! If you know you’re going to be delayed, you can always find something to do.

  5. Just a Mom says:

    This is a tough one. It would depend if the flight was for a vacation or business. I would have to probably go with losing my luggage.

  6. SKL says:

    I agree – it depends. On what time it is, where I am, what I’m likely to miss, etc.

    I will say that if I’m going to have an 8-hour delay, I would want to know about it up front. Not the usual crap where they keep delaying you little by little and then at 2am they tell you you ain’t going nowhere until 6am. At that point, it’s too late to do anything, there’s nothing to eat and you’re cold and exhausted and don’t dare even check into a hotel for fear of missing the 6am flight. SUCKS.

    But then I’ve had my luggage lost on the first leg of a 10-day journey, and that was no fun either. I know I’ve mentioned this before, so forgive the redundancy. My bag containing all of my clothes (except a change of underwear) got lost on the way to China. We stopped in a different city each day. Every day they promised me that the bag would catch up with me within hours. After a few days we were diverted to a city where nobody spoke English. I was desperate and had to go buy some clothes. There is nothing easy about clothes shopping in a town where everyone is a size 2 (or smaller), the stores don’t like your credit cards, and nobody speaks English. After that, I always keep a change of clothes in my carry-on. (My suitcase finally caught up with me as I was boarding the plane back to the USA!)

    But there was one time when a fog delay resulted in our being able to tour a German town, which was nice. So it all depends on the circumstances.

  7. SKL says:

    My comment got lost . . . .

  8. SKL says:

    Speaking of if it’s for business – I recall a business meeting we had with the IRS in Washington DC. It was a hugely important meeting and one of the staff members was responsible for bringing a couple of boxes of binders that were critical to the meeting. Well, you can guess where this is going. The binders did get found in time for the meeting, but it was a very uncomfortable night!

  9. Laura says:

    Yep. Think I’ll take the delay, too. Know my stuff is ok, I’ll go explore, even if it means just wandering around the airport to see what’s there. They’re becoming more like malls every day.

  10. Nikki says:

    Delay for sure. If your luggage is lost, it may never be found, and I wouldn’t want to be at my designated destination without my stuff.

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