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Is Waiting For Luggage Common?  
User currently offlineKennyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

The topic says it all, really. I was on a DL flight (JFK - ATL) a few weeks ago. We pushed back from the gate on time, but then we stopped pushing back just after a few meters. After a little while the Captain advised we were waiting for some luggage from a few passengers that had departed to ATL on an earlier flight, but whose luggage was left behind here in JFK, and that he thanked us for our patience, and he mentionned the passengers in ATL would be grateful to get their luggage. After 30 minutes we finally resumed pushing back from the gate.

How common is it for a flight to depart late because it was waiting for luggage from people on another flight? What if people miss connections on their following leg (it's a fair call to say the delay was only 30 minutes on my flight and usually you still have time to connect if you run through the terminals) but it CAN happen and I assume longer delays could increase those risks.

And doesn't delay = loss of money ?

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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Never happen to me.
On the other hand, luggage not following me on transit happens at least on 20% of my journeys.


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

I have had similar experiences however, not common in recent years of travel.

Most of the waiting for luggage has been prior to closing the cabin door and the passengers are onboard the flight or so what the flight deck has said over the PA. If they are onboard and simply waiting for the bags to be brought from the previous flight I have no issue with the slight delay, I'd sure appreciate to arrive with my luggage.



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User currently offlinePar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7382 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3882 times:

There has always been a minimum arrival and departure time for pax on connecting flights to be "legally" booked in a reservation system. Post 9/11 and other security amendments, have the times been increased to cater not only for the increased pax screening but also those for bags? Bags are not loaded at point of origin unless pax is also boarded, obviously this does not hold true for connecting flights.

User currently offlineUSAirways787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

To be honest. I drive by luggage sitting on the ramp overnight from flights. So it must happen more than previously thought. some of them are even run over. While I don't know if they are crew or passengers is beyond me. Why they are sitting so far from the aircraft and in the middle of the ramp is beyond me. Come to think of it I almost ran over two bags this morning. I'd be pissed if they were my bags.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3502 times:



Quoting Par13del (Reply 3):
Post 9/11 and other security amendments, have the times been increased to cater not only for the increased pax screening but also those for bags?

I don't think so, but in a sense it doesn't matter since most connecting bags don't have to be screened now.

For several years after 9/11 (until probably 2005 or 2006), any interline bags had to be rescreened, and on itineraries like MSP-ATL-CHS (DL/NW) or ORD-CLT-FLO (UA/US), that led to a lot of misconnects. That's not the rule anymore, however.

I don't think any domestic connecting bags need to be screened now, and international-domestic connections have always been somewhat longer. I don't know whether bags connecting from Canada still need to be screened at the first point of entry; again, after 9/11 they did.



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User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1028 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3495 times:

I've had that happen. Back in 2007 on DAL1009 from ATL-DAB. We pushed for two seconds and then stopped in order to accept more luggage. We were the last flight of the evening into DAB. Of course, we get to DAB to find out that most of the pax that were confirmed on our flight (including my family and I) had their luggage bumped so they could put other bags from other flights on. Our bags did not make it and we got it the next morning. The line for the baggage office was pretty long and out the door. We had just gotten home from a 1 week cruise in Alaska. At least our bags were bumped on the way home instead of going outbound to YVR.


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User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3401 times:
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Quoting Kennyone (Thread starter):
The topic says it all, really. I was on a DL flight (JFK - ATL) a few weeks ago. We pushed back from the gate on time, but then we stopped pushing back just after a few meters. After a little while the Captain advised we were waiting for some luggage from a few passengers that had departed to ATL on an earlier flight, but whose luggage was left behind here in JFK, and that he thanked us for our patience, and he mentioned the passengers in ATL would be grateful to get their luggage. After 30 minutes we finally resumed pushing back from the gate.

How common is it for a flight to depart late because it was waiting for luggage from people on another flight? What if people miss connections on their following leg (it's a fair call to say the delay was only 30 minutes on my flight and usually you still have time to connect if you run through the terminals) but it CAN happen and I assume longer delays could increase those risks.



I was on a YYC-YVR Air Canada flight January 4th. The E90 had arrived late from YOW and it was snowing, so departing on time was never in the cards. But before pushing back, the plane door reopened and several passengers ran aboard to take a handful of vacant seats. The captain then announced over the PA that there would be more delays while room was found aboard for the luggage of the new passengers--who were all international with connections at YVR. I felt bad for the additional work rampers had to do because it was -9 fahrenheit outside. After deicing, we left for the runway about an hour late.

I'm guessing such a courtesy as this captain paid to a few passengers wouldn't have occurred if they were domestic with no international connections.


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