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Old May 22, 19, 7:46 pm
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zappy312
 
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Originally Posted by FlyerJ View Post
I’ve been told that on UA and AC, those orange “priority” tags that get stuck in the middle of the sticky baggage tag are really just for show.

Handling and routing of bags within the baggage system are apparently determined by the bar code — and there’s really nobody pays attention to those little orange flags. The system knows which are “priority” without anyone manually sorting them — so priority handling takes place automatically, regardless of whether or not that little flag is stuck in there.

Anyone know if that’s the case ... at least with WestJet? Do we really, truly need the little orange flag to get priority handling?
This sounds correct. I used the self serve kiosk in YYZ to print my tags which had "Priority" printed on them. I didn't add an orange flag to the bags and dropped them as usual. They came out with the rest of the "Priority" bags in YYC, including my oversized skis.
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