We made it to Argentina :^) Our luggage did not :^(
Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 217 of 251 › view all entries
September 1st, 2008 – by: cmgervais
This was a very, loooong travel day, spent getting from Europe to South America.
We got up at 4am to catch an express bus to Heathrow. Our flight was delayed by almost 2 hours, so we landed in Frankfort at 10:20, EXACTLY the time our flight to Buenos Aires was supposed to take off! Stress!!!!! We RAN across the airport to catch our flight, against all hope… and found that they had actually held the plane for us. Whew! This was a very good thing, since the next flight wasn’t for two days.
The flight to Buenos Aires was 13.5 hours. I am pretty sure this is the longest flight I have ever been on, although I guess it must have taken me about that long to get to Africa. We were in Business Class with the nice fold down seats, but I wasn’t very impressed with the service or the food.
We suspected our luggage had not made the flight, since they closed the door right behind us and took off soon after. Sure enough. The lost luggage counter had already filled out the paperwork, and we really appreciated their efficiency. Then they gave us “hygiene kits” (shampoo, t-shirts, razors, lotion, etc) and 600 pesos ($200) to replace our necessities. Nice! Our luggage will be delivered Wednesday night. It is now Monday night. Not nice! Damn.
We took a taxi to our apartment in the Recoleta district of downtown Buenos Aires. The landlord, Max, was waiting for us for an orientation. After 20 hours of travel, I just wanted to go to bed! I was still on London time (2am) although the time here is 5 hours earlier (9pm).
Our apartment is small but cute, seems to be a popular neighborhood, and…
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