Bags make it- passengers donít

Old Dec 31, 17, 9:27 am
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Bags make it- passengers donít

How does it happen that someone checks bags and then misses the flight? There was no US cusoms
invoved so it makes no sense. We have been waiting an hour for handlers to find and remove the bags.
Curious.
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Old Dec 31, 17, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by mlbmlb View Post
How does it happen that someone checks bags and then misses the flight? There was no US cusoms
invoved so it makes no sense. We have been waiting an hour for handlers to find and remove the bags.
Curious.

i hate to break it to you, but this happens all the time. If I was given a dime each time I post such (non)events, I could probably buy another Lat UFP.
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Old Dec 31, 17, 9:58 am
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An hour seems excessive though. Even when on a full wide body with a pilot comic claiming they were hunting for a black rectangular bag I donít recall it causing more than 20 mins.

This is assuming the bag did actually make it on board of course.
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Could be worse. I've been on a flight that turned around and returned to its departure point because of an unaccompanied bag. Passengers who had connections weren't pleased at all.
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This is frequent. It could be as simple as the passengers deciding not to travel and not notifying AC or sitting drunk in a bar. There doesn't have to be a malicious or convoluted reason. Sheer stupidity is most often the culprit.
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An hour seems excessive though. Even when on a full wide body with a pilot comic claiming they were hunting for a black rectangular bag I donít recall it causing more than 20 mins.

This is assuming the bag did actually make it on board of course.
ymmv. I've definitely had 1-hour+ situations like that, but I will agree that it isn't as common as, say, 30-minute delays due to similar matters.
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ymmv. I've definitely had 1-hour+ situations like that, but I will agree that it isn't as common as, say, 30-minute delays due to similar matters.
Also varies on what, when and if the flight crew makes an announcement I guess
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An hour seems excessive
not really, assumes crew advises status.

at LHR, miss your slot time for any reason and an hour delay easy
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Also varies on what, when and if the flight crew makes an announcement I guess
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It's happened to me. Get to EWR at 11 ish am..am told my connecting flight to D.C. is cancelled, next availability for me is late evening..i say no thanks and decide to take the train instead. They tell me to grab my luggage at EWR, I get there but it's nowhere to be found. Talk to customer service..oh yeah my luggage was put on the next DCA flight..the one for which there was no availability for me as a pax..only for my bags.
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Originally Posted by mlbmlb View Post
How does it happen that someone checks bags and then misses the flight? There was no US cusoms
invoved so it makes no sense. We have been waiting an hour for handlers to find and remove the bags.
Curious.

Happens a lot. Common causes

1. In lounge and lost count of time
2. In bar and soused.
3. Ate a bad meal...in washroom
4. Standing at wrong gate wondering where plane is.
5. Trying to get through security with long line up.
6. Enchanted by selection in duty free store.
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You forgot the most obvious reason - passenger in on a different fight.
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Inadmissiblity. Issues involving Passport, Visas, documentation. Bags can't travel without their rightful owners.
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Old Dec 31, 17, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by mapleg View Post
Happens a lot. Common causes

1. In lounge and lost count of time
2. In bar and soused.
3. Ate a bad meal...in washroom
4. Standing at wrong gate wondering where plane is.
5. Trying to get through security with long line up.
6. Enchanted by selection in duty free store.
7. Fell asleep in some (relatively) quiet corner somewhere...
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Old Dec 31, 17, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
ymmv. I've definitely had 1-hour+ situations like that, but I will agree that it isn't as common as, say, 30-minute delays due to similar matters.


mostly right, although 4 hours in Delhi NOT so long ago - sitting in 1st row biz and cabin crew talking amongst themselves about how neither passenger or bag could be found - so all bags unloaded, reclaimed by pax, then reloaded.

of course crew times out and we stop enroute for new batch.

oh fun, especially after bout of Delhi Belly
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