I've had my first experience with losing baggage. I flew United via Heathrow to Dublin. On arrival in Dublin airport I get my bag really quickly but then I watch and wait while all the other bags are taken and everyone leaves. My case of wine didn't make it. The good thing is that I have all my clothes and stuff I need, the bad thing is that the wine is worth a lot to me, and I really want to share it with my friends and family.
I called the baggage office again today and the box is supposed to make it to Dublin tonight, and delivered to me tomorrow morning. I've stayed an extra night in Dublin just so I could make sure I get it. Fingers crossed that I will get it tomorrow and everything will be intact.
I also haven't had a Guinness yet. I plan on rectifying that shortly.