The Miracle in London

Trip Start May 05, 2006
Trip End May 16, 2006

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Saturday, May 6, 2006

after many hours and some okay food and some sleep we arrive in Heathrow with one concern: where's the bags? They may get off they may not. WE check with a nice bloke from the baggage claim section and NO BAGS. He says check at the counter. OK so we go up it is now 8:00 our plane boards at 8:25. So we are going to the counter and see that the line is HUGE. There is no way we will be able to get to the counter in 25 minutes. We talk to a lady who is showing people where to go and we tell her what we needed to do. She points us to a counter with a much shorter line. But we still have to wait. Then this other airline worker, who apparently sees these two helpless American tourists comes and asks us what the issue was and we told him our dilemma. He goes out of the way for us and goes directly to a master terminal and puts in the code in the system that lets British Airways know that our luggage will be "tagged" through to Moscow instead of being left at London. Originally we had planned to pick up our baggage at London and stay overnight, but seeing that we were delayed, there was no use for going to the hotel and picking up our baggage at baggage claim and checking them in again. The airline worker was a godsend. Someone was definitely looking out for us. We make it to the gate in time! :)
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