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Getting ready for a trip and packing for the airlines now days is an adventure in itself.
There was a time when I just stuffed everything into the suitcase that I wanted and needed and I was all set to go. Not any more. The last time I traveled using an airline they confiscated my very favorite nail clippers because I forgot to take them out of my purse. They were considered a deadly weapon. Yikes. I still haven’t figured out how the clippers were considered deadly. They clipped. They didn’t even have the tiny little file on them, all they did was clip. They were sharp and that’s why they were my favorite. Maybe a terrorist could use them to threaten to cut off all of our fingernails if we didn’t do exactly as we were told.
Buying extra personal items to travel is a nuisance too. Tiny toothpaste, tiny deodorants, tiny body lotion, and tiny hair spray all in a zippered bag adds to the expense of traveling.
Trying to find clothes light weight enough and wrinkle free to meet the 50 pound weight requirement for each bag is also expensive. I have even thought about wearing all my clothes at one time by layering them, in other words, wear three t-shirts and three pair of pants. Of course I would receive some really strange looks from people and they would take a wide berth around me, but I could pack more clothes into my suitcase by doing this.
To avoid the new baggage check fee you can carry a small bag and store it in the overhead luggage compartment. I’m an old lady; this is difficult for me to do. There is usually some nice young man standing close by who will do this for me but why should he have to. If I could check my bag without having to take out an extra loan I would do so.
I’m going on a trip this week and intend to fly to my destination and I’m dreading what will be stolen from my suitcase when I check in. Will my curling iron be confiscated, oh I hope not. I do so need it to repair my hair-do after tossing all night in my light weight polyester wrinkle free pajamas that create static electricity and cling to my legs and end up twisted around my waist every time I turn over in bed, therefore causing me to flop around trying to straighten them out.
Traveling ain’t what it used to be.