CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
They used to do this at LAS too. It's like that airline episode where they had this woman who complained about her missing bag and it was at the carousel. i think it's convenient and nice to sit them up together but sometimes it can be a pain in the butt for some people.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1483 times:
Well, I doubt this was the case at CLE, but I know that sometimes airline employees have to go the the belt and pull a bag off if it was "misdirected" on a wrong flight and sent to the carousel before they realized that it shouldn't have been on the plane.
Amwest25 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1350 times:
"We do it ALL the time in COS with UAL. You cant leave the bag belt unattended and most of the time you need to hurry back plane side or do another task, and there belt needs to be turned off."
The above does not pertain to all airports, SAN for instance is automated in T-2 and will shut off a few minutes after the last bag goes up it.
The bags have to be taken to the office eventually so some agents remove the bags as they come up. I would not remove the bags until after the last bag went up and the people have left. It was bad enough clearing bags of passengers who did not claim them so there was no way I am going to remove the entire boat load of bags.