Funny, I travel fairly often. On average, probably once a month. Today was I had a pretty bad experience. Continued from my amex story, here it is.

So we got to the airport a bit late, but did not miss the flight yet...

- Ticket agent told us that we have to go on standby for the next flight because we have to "fly with our bags." I said, are you sure? We can catch this flight (we had 30 minutes to get to the gate) and have our bags go on the next flight. She said, no - you have to fly with your bags.
- Booked us on standby for next flight
- Spent time in continental suite
- That flight didn't take us, it was way over booked and so was the next one
- We go to ticket counter and they tell us our bags went on the flight! They said they should not have put our bags on that flight.
- They book us on an American Airline flight to Chicago that takes of in 20 minutes
- We run to AA to get our tickets
- AA tells us there is no reservation for us
- I go back to continental, they say they put it through
- I go back to AA, no record of it
- I go back to continental, they said they sent it again and this time on a later flight
- I go back to AA, no record of it
- I go back to continental, they push it through again
- I go back to AA, no record of it
- Now two continental agents are helping us, one stands by AA the other keeps trying to send the tickets to AA
- After an hour it works, we have tickets on a 1:55 flight to Chicago
- Flight is delayed to 2:25
- We go through security
- We were both selected to be hand searched (not kidding)
- We then get through security and go to gate
- We try to change our tickets to sit next to each other (no luck)
- I am now waiting at the Gate, no plane yet, hoping to take off at 2:25

That is my story.