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Old Aug 5, 15, 6:22 pm
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SpaceCoastBill
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
AA embeds priority into the bar code. That's all the baggage handlers "see" and use for purposes of expediting bags. Whether the handlers actually follow the priority coding is a different issue.

The printed tags themselves are simply marketing hype so that people can feel special.
That does not appear to be the case. All the barcodes give the same number, the baggage number. The 'priority' portion of the printed tag in near the handle.

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