Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Mary Ann arrived at the Oslo Gardermoen airport at 4 PM...but her luggage didn't!
Turns out the Air France connecting shuttle from Charles De Gaulle airport missed getting her suitcase on the plane, though they managed to get her on despite a very close connection!
In Oslo, the Air France person was nice, apologetic, and promised to send Mary's bag by taxi to us in Moss, Norway (about 70 km -- 50 miles) once it arrived the next day. (We had doubts).
But we hopped on the "Flybussekspressen" (airport express bus) back to Moss and enjoyed a comfortable and relaxing 90 min. trip with lots of "catching up" conversation. The day was sunny, about 55 F, so the 15 min. walk from the bus stop to the apartment was nice and easy.
After sleeping practically the entire next morning away, then making a quick trip to the Rema1000 (a popular grocery store chain just a 15 min. walk away), sure enough...Mary's suitcase showed up later that afternoon, intact!
The delivery guy said they average 500 pieces of luggage a day that needs to be delivered from missed flight connections, and over a third of those have no outside identification, so they have to go inside to look for information and take photos of the contents for claiming purposes.
"But you," he said, "we found your name, so it was easy to deliver."
Turns out, all her things were there just as she packed them, so life was good!
We decided that "All's well that ends well!"