Ever wonder where your suitcase goes when you check it at the airport?

December 30, 2011 by  
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Over the 25+ years that I’ve been traveling a lot by airplane, I have checked my luggage at the airport literally about 1000 times. Maybe more. Once a bag has been tagged by the ticket agent, who then places it on the conveyor belt, it moves toward the rubber-flap draped entrance to the hidden world of airport luggage processing. This Delta Airlines video shows what your suitcase goes through from the time you check it in till you retrieve it again at the flight arrival baggage carousel.

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6 Responses to “Ever wonder where your suitcase goes when you check it at the airport?”
  1. Miriam says:

    If I were flying I wouldn’t pack the camera, computer or laptop. I’d ship it all separately or do without.

  2. Rosemary says:

    They miss the part where items are stolen.

  3. Jack says:

    A priest I know recently went to Rome. He was forced to check is bag got lost, stripped clean of all his things (including laptop, camera, camcorder, etc.) and was eventually found *inside* someone else’s bag. *That’s* the bag I’d like to see a video of…


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