Have you any idea how many times we've gone to the Baggage Claim area, watched that carousel go around and around and around, only to realize OUR LUGGAGE WENT SOMEWHERE ELSE. Once it ended up in Hawaii…once in Zimbabwe. (Sp?)
This is why, for the last Convention we went to in LV, we DID use Fed Ex Overnight to get a box of solids to the Hotel And they all got there in beautiful condition with no lingering in a hot or freezing cold cargo area. (The temperatures in the Cargo Area change so quickly, was afraid of what it would do the the solid perfume.) AND, everything was insured so it was a relief to have that option.
Again, given the economy and the airlines extra fee's ($15 for oxygen if you're headed downward in a spiral motion, I've heard,) there is no way I'll pay EXTRA for anything on an airline, be it their stale pretzels and peanuts or warm soda. Oh…extra, also, for a little pillow.
No thank you…I'll just ship away!