Sunday’s American Airlines flight AA2645 from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles was delayed 4.5 hours “due to a cabin cleanliness issue.”
There are several reasons not to check a bag.
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- You waste half an hour on each end of the trip at baggage claim, multiply that out across your life
- If something goes wrong delaying your flight, the airline may not rebook you
On Sunday Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank flew with children on American Airlines Sydney – Los Angeles but was delayed enroute to Washington Dulles. American wouldn’t put his family on a different plane because of his checked bags. But his planned aircraft wouldn’t go because, apparently, it smelled too much of urine.
Urine-free plane now promised after 2.5 hour delay. Sarah Lee pound cake offered as consolation.
— Dana Milbank (@Milbank) July 9, 2017
It’s good to know that American will fly without a working lav but not a plane that smells like a lav.