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So. Friday, we arrived at London-Stanstead airport at about 4:00 for our flight. We had never flown out of there before and wanted to make sure that we had plenty of time. After some initial confusion, we got in the queue for check in and visa stamping; we walked up to the counter. I placed our bag on the little scale/conveyor thing, noticed that it weighed 14.1 kg, and handed the lady our boarding passes and passports. She stamped our stuff, confirmed for me where we needed to go, and said “cheers.” I remember thinking at the time that my bag was still on the scale as we turned away.
When we arrived at Dusseldorf-Wisse, our bag did not come off the conveyor. We went to the lost baggage lady, who looked and found that it was never entered into the system. She logged a case file for us and we left for Wuppertal.

We borrowed clothes from Greg and Birgit, which was fine. We washed the clothes we wore in.

We have been unable to get the authorities on the phone, for some reason, until today. When I finally talked to the girl at the lost baggage counter, she confirmed my thinking about what was happening: when this happens, the bags go to her office and people come and claim them. She said that she’d been trying to sort this bag out all day; for some reason, it is apparently not in her office and not in the other possible place for lost items. I gave her a few more details about the bag. She’s going to continue looking for it today, and told us that she would leave a note in our file so that when we come in to her office tonight, they will let us look around their storage room to see if it’s there.

Hopefully it’ll be there. I’m OK if it’s lost, but Shelley’s meds are in there and she’s already starting to feel a little shitty. We leave tonight. Cross your fingers that the bag is in Stanstead.

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Written by srogers

May 22, 2011 at 4:21 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Oh, man, that sucks. Keep us updated. Give Shelley a big ol’ hug…which is no substitute for the meds, I know.

    Chris

    May 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  2. (Weeze. Wissen, interestingly enough, was the name of the village we passed that had that castle in it. Funny that you would remember that.)

    And now?

    Greg

    May 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

  3. Waiting on lost and found to open up.

    Scott

    May 23, 2011 at 1:21 am

  4. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED. Turns out what we were calling a “dufflebag” lost and found was calling a “hold all.”

    Now off for a burger and a pint.

    Scott

    May 23, 2011 at 5:24 am


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