So much for my carry-on. It got confiscated at the gate when I went to board the plan from LA to Auckland as an agent gave it a quick look and said it looked to be over 7 kilo. My precious backpack is now making its way to Auckland as checked baggage without an extra charge but trust me, that won’t help lighten the blow that it just got taken away from me. The point of putting what I did in my backpack was so I could have a handful of stuff at my disposal encase my luggage got lost. Looks like I’m out of luck this time.
As a replacement carry-on, I was given a beautiful plaid shopping bag. Super. I quickly pulled out the most valuable/necessary things such as my laptop, all electronic stuff, book, and my snuggie. The agent may have made a comment about my snuggie (some crap about blankets on the plane) but I thought it was best to ignore it instead of picking a fight at this moment. It must have been my ultra pathetic expression as she seemed to take pity on me after a while and said that I could carry my “blanket” on the plane to make sure that the rest of my electronic items could fit into the bag and would mark my backpack as fragile so it was handled with care.
This is definitely a good grief Charlie Brown kind of moment. Now if all my bags get lost – I’ll be super screwed as it’s essentially just me and my snuggie against the world. After all, the snuggie doesn’t leave that bad of an impression as I’m outfitted with black lululemon pants, pink/black harajuku lovers hoodie, a purse covered with cartoon characters, and pink Ed Hardy wellies. If everything gets lost, this outfit will go a long way to give Auckland a stellar first impression of me. Here’s to fingers crossed that all 3 pieces of checked in luggage will be on that carousel when I get off on the other end.