The harrowing experience was not over. I landed in Mumbai – about 13 hours late, compared to the direct HK-Mumbai flight connection that I had missed. Then, the worry was about our bags – did they make it on the flight? Were they in Singapore? Or HK? Another mystery had to be solved.
As it turned out, one of the baggage containers on the Air-India flight got stuck – so it took a full 90 minutes before the bags made their way out. When I tried to ask during this period if our bags were on the flight, the response I got was wait and watch. I assumed that a simple computer query would have told us.
A couple hours after arrival, we found out that our bags were still in Singapore. They would come in a day or two, and be delivered to our homes. Nothing much else to do. I finally reached home – tired from about 24+ hours of no sleep, and little awareness of time and place. But it was still good to be home.