This summer I have travelled by air quite a bit.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
In three weeks I'll be flying west with the kids, and our little dog too.
Yes, yes. We are taking that silly dog with us. Long story, but we'll add this to the (very long) list of things I said I would never do as a mother, but ended up doing, and move along...
Anyway, one of the things that really irritates me about flying these days is the $30/round trip charge that we must pay for our first piece of checked in luggage.
That means that my small family of four will be required to fork out $120 dollars just in luggage fee's! I was able to get a pretty good deal on tickets for this trip, but it makes me crazy that our luggage fee's are more than half of what I paid for a round trip ticket. But I digress...
Here's the confession: I am seriously thinking of bucking the system.
My mom and I have concocted this great plan to ship, via UPS, a large box of our clothes to Arizona a week or so before we leave.
According to UPS, it will cost just about $1.00/pound to ship a box from NC to AZ.
Since we are staying with my mom and dad, I don't have to pack any heavy toiletries (ie, shampoo, hair dryer, etc) so I am thinking I could probably keep the box at around 40 pound. It would save me a few dollars, but is it worth it?
Here is my dilemma....I have a shoe thing. I need choices.
But shoes can add a decent amount of weight to a gals luggage.
Also, in the middle of this trip to AZ I am flying out-of-state to see some friends. Very cute friends, whom I would want my feet to look cute for...sounds ridiculous? Probably, but I enjoy selection when it comes to my footwear.
And since I'm confessing: I, unashamedly, sneak store bought candy into movie theaters. I think its unreasonable to pay big money for super-sized boxes of candy that I can get at the store for half the price (and in serving sizes that are a little more reasonable for my sweet sugar consumers.)
In many ways I'm not a rule breaker, but sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
How about you? Are you a rebel? Or a rule follower?
Inquiring minds want to know.