Thursday, May 22, 2008

OK, we've got this thing figured out...

So, last night while I was writing my blog I was watching, or at least sort of one-ear listening to the TV back wards in the mirror on my desk..

I heard something about the airlines, I think it was American Airlines, now charging for the FIRST bag checked....

Whoa?? Did I hear that right?? I know I am seeing the TV back wards, but am I hearing back wards too?

Nope. Asked April about it on the phone - she heard it too. It appears that the airline is going to start charging for one bag......

Do they think they are pulling something over on us? Or do they really think this will save money?? Is it the weight of the jet with all that extra baggage??

One thing American Airlines probably haven't thought about...the ingenuity of the American Woman...(or....April & I cooking this up in an attempt to "beat the system"..)

All we have to do is to layer....no bags needed. Going for a 7-day vacation? No problem!

Just wear 7 pair of panties, 7 bras or undershirts. 7 pair of jeans..7 shirts..

Probably don't need more that 3 hats...

...socks, then flip-flops, inside your high heals that are inside your fuzzy-rabbit slippers!

A ring on every finger...seven braclets...7 headbands...a couple of pairs of sunglasses (if you choose one smallish and one "Jackie-O" style, you'll be fine)
Coats? Winter-wear? Bathing suits? Not a problem...layer people!!!!

Hubby's clothes? Let's see......6 or 7 baseball caps will probably fit under one cowboy hat.

His flip-flops will fit nicely into his sneakers that will fit into the cowboy boots!

Boxers, shorts, Levis, and dress pants......check!

Tooth brush? Use it as a hair clip.....Floss? Loop several lengths together and attach to your earrings...need curlers? Wear them on the plane....

Oh, if you have a handy husband, he can drill small holes in your eyeshadow dispensers, powder compacts and mascara and string them on to the dental floss and wear that as a necklace!

Necklaces?? .....wear 7 - it'll look like a "fashion statement"....

We may all end up looking like the Michelin Tire man..


... or the kid in A Christmas Story in the snowsuit that couldn't bend any apendages...

...we make actually take up 2 seats....we may actually make the airplane heavier, but, hey, we have..... NO CHECKED BAGGAGE!!

Take that, American Airlines!!

heeheehee......

-me

9 comments:

COLLS GARDEN said...

Colleen, just catching up. That black lunchbox is beyond description, what a marvel you have wrought! Simply beautiful! Adore the photos of your Daddy, he sounds like a wonderful man, as were all our Daddies.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Jack and Betty said...

Once again you are my "travel guru"...I'm going to Texas in June...thank goodness I'm flying Southwest Airlines...it would be soooo hot to layer in Texas! Love ya.

Sarah said...

Can you imagine how long it will take if they want to body search you. ;)

Jan said...

You had me falling off my chair laughing! I'm envisioning us all in layer upon layer trying to maneuver throught the aisle of the airplane! I looke enough like the Michelin man WITHOUT layering, I can't imagine what horrors it would be if I DID layer! LOL! I can see the other airlines following suit with this one.
I don't fly often, but next time I do you can believe I'll be taking ONE carry on bag and doing lots of laundry while I'm away! : )

Jan

~d said...

You are a riot.

A riot!
d

madrekarin said...

First, your lunchbox is adorable!
Second, what a lovely tribute to your father. I can tell that he must have been a wonderful dad from your description.
Third- How hilarious are you? if anyone could get away with beating the airlines at their own game, it would be you. All I can picture is Steve Carrell, in Evan Almighty, trying to stuff his Noah robes into his suit. What a hoot. I would have to pay the stupid fee, because I could never get all the layers off quick enough to get to the ladie's room.
Hope all is well. PS- I
m back from my blog vacation. :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That will show them!! I would rather they just add $12 to the original cost of the plane ticket, without me knowing about it. I would also rather they charge money for carry on's that have to be stored above than checked baggage...
I am flying in June...to Fl...I better start saving..
Hugs,
Penny

Charmingdesigns said...

Well, Stacey and I made reservations for So. Cal...thank goodness we dont have to go buy a piece of luggage now...whew!! I really appreciate your help...the new necklaces will be lovely! My purse is certainly larger now, gotta carry all that extra stuff now...$15 will buy us a good lunch!lol. Laurie

Pen Pen said...

Good idea... I don't fly... never have. Wouldn't have a clue what to do! But I think your layering description is hilarious.