Getting your luggage sent to Latvia is a penalty, according to a satirical look at holiday air travel by Amanda Kingsbury of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas. Kingsbury, the newspaper’s travel editor, proposes a game similar to “Chutes and Ladders” as a means to while away the hours when you are stuck in the airport. Called “Takeoffs and Landings,” the game has rewards and penalties for good and bad behavior.
One penalty, according to Kingsbury’s article in the Dec. 19 edition: “Skycap recognizes you as that girl who blew him off at the bar last night. Your bags’ new final destination: Latvia.”
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