Old Feb 7, 20, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by ARR72 View Post
What happens to these passengers’ checked luggage in these situations?
It has to be off-loaded. It's illegal for flights outside the USA to carry the luggage of customers who decide not to fly on that plane - for obvious reasons.

This is why, if a passenger wants to leave the plane and has checked luggage, it often takes quite a long time to find his or her bag - they usually know which container it's in, but that only helps a little. Count on 30 minutes unless you are lucky.
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