Yes, this will be a rant about how horrible airport and airlines can tend to be because of the airport problems my family and I faced today. This afternoon, we went to the section of the airline in the city that allows us to send our suitcases in to be weighed and placed on board 24 hours before our flight. In one of my previous posts, I mentioned how me, my mother, and my brother were all supposedly allowed to pack 2 suitcases and a handbag each because we are coming from overseas. HOWEVER, apparently we were very wrong. Even though we asked our travel agent several times if she was sure we are allowed to do so, we were only able to carry one suitcase each. Even though this may not seem like a major problem, it is when you are trying to pack everything you need for college under 23 kilograms. After spending a really long time complaining to airline officials, we managed to squish most our things in 4 suitcases – and boy, were they overweight… We paid for the fine for having overweight luggage along with another fine for carrying an extra bag. We thought sending out luggage early would be a breeze. Nope. Not at all. However, I should be positive and grateful that we did it today rather than tomorrow at the airport. It would have been much more hectic if this happened a few hours before our flight. Here is my very important advice for you, DO NOT rely on your travel agent. Always check with directly with the airline you are traveling with instead. They will provide you with more accurate information 100% of the time and would help you avoid the situation I was in today.
Safe travels to anyone who is heading off to their university or college!
Other than that, I am super excited to be flying out for university tomorrow. Also, here is a picture of the view while driving to my grandma’s house earlier this evening: