In about two months I'll be taking a trip BTV-LGA-ILM and ILM-PHL-BTV w/ UsAirways and I will be traveling with my aunt and cousin, both who are first time flyers. I've tried by best to explain everything to her but I am a little at a loss here so I figure I'll drop it here in a.net and see if anyone could pick it up.
My aunt was a little shocked that US will be charing $15.00 for the first checked bag so I told her she can avoid that fee but brining one bag that can be a plane side check in. I expalined what that was a few times and I think she finally gets it. She was very worried at first that they'll lose her bag. I tried explaining to her that the agents give her a tag, she puts it on a little cart before she enters the plane and then when she gets off the plane the bag will be right there, its very hard to lose a bag that way, and she also has that tag for proof. "So you're sure they won't lose my bag?????" I assured her that I was sure. After that was all squared away, her concern was "well now someone can steal my bag." I was shocked, if you know my aunt, the last thing you'd expect was that kind of thinking from her but this is all new to her so I'm letting it slide. I tried to tell her that no one will steal her bag and thats really crazy but she is convienced people will get off the plane, get their own bag and think "oh that red one looks good, too" **yoink*** and run off with her bag.
Any thoughts on this? Any way to explain to her that won't happen.