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Old Jun 3, 18, 4:25 pm
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drvannostren
 
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Originally Posted by brunos View Post
This does not seem to happen at loading as bags are electronically directed to containers (yes there is still limited human intervention)
You do know that's now how it works right?

Here's how the system works...

1) bag gets dropped at check-in
2) bag goes through the sorting hat
3) bag gets pounded (literally) by a battering ram down the appropriate baggage pier (either a straight belt or sometimes a racetrack)
4) HUMANS then scan the bags into the cans. HUMANS choose which can to scan them into. The only electronic direction is that if the cans are set up correctly, if the human tries to scan the bag into the wrong can, the scanner SHOULD alert them that it's the wrong can.

It's not like priority bags go to a special magical room with only pristine cans for priority bags.
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