Thursday, August 9, 2012
So, just to review,...Finally arrived in the UK, about 8 to 12 hours behind. Oh, and Delta Airlines doesn't get my bag transferred to the British Airways flight they booked me on since by the time I left Raleigh-Durham I had missed my connecting flight to London.
After running between two terminals at Heathrow to try and find someone to talk to about my bad, which is still back in the States, finally figure out that I'm not going to be able to talk to anyone about my bag and I need to get to Oxford. London-Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world, so decided it would be best to try my luck with Delta customer service the next day. Thank goodness I packed some extra cloths in my backpack along with my computer and readings for class.
Finally got hold of someone with Delta Airlines in the U.S. They were very helpful and told me to go out and get some things that I needed to get me through the next few days (cloths, bathroom items, etc.). Told me to keep the receipts and once I got back to the terminal, bring my receipts and Delta would reimburse me. I didn't go on a shopping spree or anything but I did get some things that made the wait easier,...until it became clear that I wouldn't get my bag until Thursday (August 2nd.).
The time waiting for my bag did give me some opportunities to walk to the downtown of Oxford several times and take some pictures, that I will post the next time. For now, the Ben Stiller pic from "Meet the Parents" will have to do.
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