Yes, I won my battle with American Airlines! Last month they lost my luggage on a direct flight. Not an easy thing to do, but they managed to pull it off. Sans suitcase, I had to buy clothes. This was hardly tragic, given my predilection for shopping; but an unexpected and inconvenient expense nonetheless. Well, today I received a check from American Airlines reimbursing me for every penny: $279.53!
The bad news? Now I have to take all those anti-American Airlines jokes out of my act.