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Seeing Your Own Luggage While Seated In Plane  
User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9780 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Well, the topic says it all, have you ever seen your own luggage being loaded onto the aircraft you're sitting in to fly?

Here's my story:

I was flying AMS-MIA-CUR. I arrived in MIA with MP and was connecting to CUR with LM. The MP flight was operated with a 763 (smooth flight and good inflight service) while the LM flight was operated with the MD82 (also a smooth flight with good service). I arrived at the A Terminal on MP and has to wait for 4 hours to connect to CUR with LM. The flight to CUR was on time and after boarding the LM MD82 at the Terminal F I was waiting for the aircraft to push back. I got a seat just behind the wing on the right side looking outside to all the aircraft (mostly AA) taxi by. While looking outside I was also looking at the luggage being handled for our flight. I had nothing to do so I was closely following the handling of everything on my side. After about 10 minutes I saw a luggage which turnt out to be my luggage. It was funny to see my own luggage on the tarmac being loaded onto the aircraft at the same time I felt comfortable knowing that my luggage was on my flight as I was afraid it might not be on the flight because you never know for sure until you arrive at your final destination Big grin

Has anyone experienced this as well? Have you seen your own luggage being loaded onto your flight while you waiting for your flight to depart?

Regards,

Roger Big grin

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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Yes, I have seen it many times. I have also seen a baggage handler throw my bag into the cargo hold with a lot of force. Good thing I didn't have anything but clothes in there.


From YVR
User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

Yes I have. I even recorded it on video.

User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3609 times:
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One of the last WN flights I was on I had a window seat over the rear belly door. I watched my bags go up the belt loader and right up under me.


C'mon Big B, FLY!
User currently offlineRyGuy From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

My experiance is quite the opposite... but interesting too

I remember one time I was on a Canada3000 "VIA" flight Toronto-Cayo Coco Via Havana ... and guess what I saw when we landed in Havana, I saw them pulling off my BAG! I ran to tell the captain but he said that there was nothing he could do! When I landed in Cayo Coco... My bags just weren't there! I had a late start to my vacation.. Had to wait 2 days before my bags arrived on a different Canada3000 flight!!


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User currently offlineTimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

Only on small hops, specifically JFK <-> BOS
Any not every time, only every once in a while.


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

It's a great feeling to see your bag being loaded. There is nothing I dislike more than the mystery of waiting for my bag to arrive at baggage claim. I try never to check in a bag.

User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

i have a big red suitcase and i think i see it being loaded on yet i'm not sure if that bag's really mine.





cheers,
jamesjimlb



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9780 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 6):
It's a great feeling to see your bag being loaded. There is nothing I dislike more than the mystery of waiting for my bag to arrive at baggage claim. I try never to check in a bag.

I totally agree with you DesertAir. And thanks to everyone who posted their stories here. It appears more people see their own bags loaded onto the aircraft they're flying than I expected  Smile

Roger


User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 869 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

not only bags, but i've also seen my dog being loaded!


chris



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9780 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3523 times:

[quote=Chrisjake,reply=9]not only bags, but i've also seen my dog being loaded!

Haha, that's nice to see indeed! That's something I've never heard before, sounds funny Big grin

Regards,

Roger


User currently offlinePureKiwi From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

i remember when I was little the saw my bags being unloaded and I thought the baggage handler was stealing them so I started crying all the way until we got to the baggage collection where I saw them again.

User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

I was once flying EZE-GRU to visit my parents that had moved there a few weeks earlier. I had to take our dog there, and I saw his cage getting loaded into the aircraft. He looked so scared Big grin

Another story: In TGD (Podgorica, Montenegro), you have to walk from the terminal to the plane, and on the way, you will see everyones luggage on the floor by the plane. If you don't point out to the people working there which one is your bag, it won't get loaded onto the aircraft. Same thing happened in LOS.

regards  Smile



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

I remember seeing my bags sitting out in the rain a few years ago. They must have sat there for ten minutes before they got loaded. That was the last time I flew on Delta.

Mark


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