Sunday, January 11, 2009

We are here in Bishkek --Travel lesson learned

After a nap 16hrs lol. We are up for the day in Bishkek. Its 2am here and neither of us can go back to sleep ... we are watching bowling and let me tell you its riveting.. just kidding. We have all our baby stuff divided and ready to go.
We had an unpleasant situation in the airport during this trip. Both of us booked the flights separately through British airways (or in my case Continental) to London and then BMI to Bishkek. We had to get our bags when we arrived in London then recheck them on BMI. Here the very hard (and expensive) lesson we learned. BMI will only allow 20kg of baggage per person. We each had an extra bag so ended up having a total of 45-47kg of baggage. Its 15 pounds per kg that you are over 20. This turned out to be about $500 each for the extra 27kg we each had. We saved money on the ticket but they still got us anyway with baggage charges. Lesson learned: Book the whole trip together and check the bags all the way through on your airline when you leave the US. We both took the blankets on the plane, hehe, and those $500 blankets are going to the orphanage too.

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Thanks for the travel tip,the same thing happened to me when I took an in country flight in Kaz!!!
I cant wait to hear about you reunion with your little man.
Also I am hoping to get some good news that all the slips have been signed and all the waiting babies will be with their forever families very soon!!!!

Lori said...

Lord help! $500!!! CRAZY. Heck, if I was you, I would have not only taken the blankets, but the cheesy pillows too. And I'd even ask for extra snacks!!

Glad you are ok though...

Ann said...

YIKES!!! I would have been in big big trouble... Hope you have a great stay and visit! Can't wait to hear the news from the front lines!! Hope you are there during a very exciting eventful week! Give all the kids hugs and give the officials some good ole fashioned..#@$$^%*& oops almost slipped. Tell them we anxious parents are hoping they are well rested from their holiday and that their pens are full of ink!!!

Shannon said...

YIKES! Glad you're there safely. You've probably already had a visit with your precious boy - can't wait to hear an update! :)

Pamela said...

Did you take those mini pillows, too? I sure do hope so!

Regardless, I'm glad to hear that you arrived safely...even if your pocket book was significantly lighter.

J & H said...

Please give all the babies a hug from our family!