On our way back to Manila, we managed to get a flight from BOM-HK-MNL via Delhi but due to the bad weather in Delhi, we were stuck there for more than 3 hours and because of this we missed our connecting flight to MNL.
Thank God there was one more flight scheduled for Manila and we were able to squeeze ourselves in that flight but… since we were supposed to be in another flight, our baggage couldn’t be located. We were first advised to come back at the counter at 7pm for the same thing, but when I went there, the status was the same. I was really worried coz there are important things in my luggage. We were told to check after an hour but no luck. I had no choice but to sign a waiver that I agree to travel without my baggage and that they will be collected/claimed as soon as I get in Manila, if they were sent in the next available flight, and that no one knows which flight at that moment.
Before 9pm, our boarding time, I went to the same counter and checked for the last time…. Thank God! They found them and gave me an assurance that I will get them as soon as we landed.
This incident made me realize how important insurance is especially when you are traveling (now I am thinking of getting familiarized with Insurance Quotes next time, may it be travel insurance or whatever!).