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Another CBC article : lost bags on AC affecting wedding

Another CBC article : lost bags on AC affecting wedding

Old Aug 1, 18, 8:44 am
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As long as air travelers continue to accept acting as Porters (and all respect to this profession), then this will continue.

Will not be long before baggage, airports, airlines, will NOT be words we use together. With rapid progress in last mile/kilometre delivery services enabled by the likes of Alibaba and Amazon, adding baggage into this vast network will be child’s play. Work still to be done, but not more than 5 to 10 years worth, we are already seeing airlines and logistics service providers getting involved this practice

Aviation security protocols are already in place for traveller and baggage separation, and the logistics industry delivers what we call baggage at fraction of the cost of what I call the retail business of bag delivery for through very expensive airports and costly airline baggage handling procedures on passenger aircraft.

And I suppose the CBC will need to find another hobby horse to beat up, when baggage I.e. cargo moves in more efficient ways than we have now.
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Old Aug 1, 18, 10:46 am
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All airlines lose bags, some more often than others. In most cases, it is the service recovery that is an issue. On a simple trip like this one, even if the bags did not make it there should be a easy way to track and the bags should be on the next flight. It is this failure that is making the news, I doubt very much that this would be newsworthy if the bags were on the next flight.
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Old Aug 1, 18, 11:13 am
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Step by step guides available for dealing with all lost/delayed or damaged baggage here - https://airpassengerrights.ca/en/pra...guides/baggage - including useful info on limits of liability, how much you can spend when bags go missing and have the airline reimburse you, what your rights are so you know where you stand if the airlines try to hoodwink you into believing you don't have all the rights that you do. Plenty of citations of previous legal cases in the FAQ
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Old Aug 1, 18, 1:47 pm
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Big deal. Bags get lost some times. AC has promised compensation.

Get over it. Find a Tip Top and buy the kid a new suit. Send the bill to Air Canada and let them sort it out.
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Old Aug 1, 18, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
On simple itineraries we take our stuff as carryon. If we have connections making carrying on more painful, we check. In nearly 2 million miles, I recall only two or three times when checked luggage did not make it on the same flight, either on LH or on flights that involved an LH connection.
I've checked a bag ~5 times since gaining status. It was delayed on 2 of those occasions.

I no longer check bags.

My ability to get by with just carry-on makes it not worth the risk for me.
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