Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 270: Waiting for Bags

I think we've finally found an airport that has slower checked baggage service than Sacramento's Terminal A!  Mr. E and I arrived in Austin around 11:45pm last night, and we waited at least 30 minutes for our 1 red bag to appear on the conveyor belt. Oof! Especially at that time of night!

This had been a trend at the SMF Terminal A for many years, although recently we've seen a marked improvement in the transfer time from plane to baggage carousel. Perhaps this is one positive effect of shifting the Southwest domain to the new Terminal B, since Terminal A is no longer home to as many flights as it used to be.

We finally got to our hotel in downtown Austin around 1am, and the majority of that delay was entirely due to the baggage wait time. Hmm. Yet another reason to try to pack "light" and just manage with a carry-on, right?!


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