Grandma Olive Osmond Traveling With Amy
From what I've observed, it is rare for the airlines to totally lose your bag anymore, but it could end up across the world before it makes it back to you, which could take a couple of days or more. Plan to live without your bag for a few days. The last time that I lost a bag forever was in the late 1970's. With the computer system they use now, they can trace your bag and usually find it eventually.
Steve and Amy in 1979
One summer when the kids and I were traveling with the whole Osmond family, the airline lost the suitcase that contained all my children's clothes. We were somewhere in the United States and I remember going out and buying all new clothes for Amy and Steve. From then on I usually mixed their clothes with some of my clothes, so if one suitcase didn't make it then we would still have at least another change of clothes. Of course there have been times when all our suitcases didn't make it with us to our destination. For those times, I always have all the bare necessities and an extra set of underwear and socks in my carry-on suitcase and purse.
Wayne Carrying His Clothes Bag
Wayne always hand carries his show clothes and shoes in a travel bag onto the airplane, so there is no way that his show clothes won't arrive, unless he forgets to take them off the airplane, which has happened before. Now I check every time we get off of an airplane to make sure we have our 3 items - his clothes bag, my carry- on suitcase and purse. On this trip when our bags didn't make it to Branson, he used my small sized deodorant stick before the show. I always include that item in my little plastic bag that can go through the security check at the airport. Make sure that you take everything that you can't live without for a few days with you on the airplane - especially any medications, eyeglasses, hearing aids and batteries, etc.
My Carry-on Bag and Travel Purse
You'll have a lot easier trip without as much anxiety if you plan on your checked suitcase not making it to your destination with you. You'll also feel gratitude and happiness if your checked luggage does arrive. You can usually arrange the airline to deliver your lost luggage to your house or hotel after it gets finished going around the world. It's a lot more fun to be surprised than to be disappointed!
Happy Birthday to Sarah!!!