I should have known something would go wrong.
When my flight landed at Gatwick yesterday, I was quickly off the plane, through passport control and into the Baggage Reclaim. And there I waited. My baggage never arrived.
After almost an hour waiting in vain went to the counter and filed a missing baggage report before getting the train back to Brighton.
By then my phone battery was flat but the charger was in my lost bag so I was unable to receive the text message I was told I would get when my bag was located. This morning I had to buy another charger and when I recharged my phone I discovered the bag had arrived at London Gatwick at 0800 this morning and a Courier would call to arrange delivery.
Great, I thought. Gatwick is only 30 minutes away from Brighton so I would soon get my stuff.
Wrong. Using the online tracking system I found the bag had been sent to Heathrow and had sat there until after 2pm before being loaded onto a vehicle for delivery.
There’s nobody answering phones at the courier company so I guess I just have to wait in the flat until they decide to deliver it.
I don’t know how BA managed to lose a bag on a direct flight in the first place, but their idiotic courier has added at least half a day’s delay in returning it.
UPDATE: My bag finally arrived at 1940. It seems it was never put on the plane I flew on.