CP744
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Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:05 am

A new post off another thread.....

I waited 70 minutes for my luggage at LAX once off an AC flight.

I assume there was a ramp crew shortage or an equipment break down, however, we were never informed of the situation nor were there any agents around to ask. When it did show, it was 3 carousels away from what had been advertised.

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:09 am

45 min. in TLV. It happened a few years ago in May, they workers were on strike or something.
 
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:11 am

I waited for ever for my luggage once coming from AMS... It never turned up! You can guess what happened...


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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:13 am

Some relatives of mine had to wait 3 days for theirs because it was put on the wrong plane by the baggage handlers, Instead of going from ORD to AVP, it went from ORD to somewhere in California and they had to find it for them. Sad thing is I hear this happens quite often, which is why I only take enough stuff to fit on a carry on.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:14 am

I have to add...... Longest wait for luggage that was actually on the same aircraft as you...... and wasn't sent on a wonderful excursion across the globe.... misconnecting luggage is a whole new post.... well... anyone every found out where their luggage HAS gone without them`;>)

[Edited 2006-01-02 01:17:02]
 
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:14 am

my girfriend had to wait almost 2 weeks with multiple calls to the airline. That was not a good time.
 
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:22 am

Well plus a lot of the times when you are one of the first bags on you are the last ones off and on big planes they wait con go pretty high up there. But what is odd is that when I go on trips with my family and we all check bags at the same time and they can come out like 10 minutes apart from each other. It gets annoying.

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:24 am

Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 6):
But what is odd is that when I go on trips with my family and we all check bags at the same time and they can come out like 10 minutes apart from each other. It gets annoying.

well you must realize that the bags aren't kept in the order they were checked in?
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:25 am

I've had to wait :53 @ GRR (very small station, unacceptable time) once on NW. I figured out why this happens, the same crew that unloaded the luggage immediately then loaded the luggage on the aircraft's outbound flight. Then, they took the unloaded luggage to the baggage claim carosel. Good use of staff time to turn planes, makes passengers wait...
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:33 am

So far about 30 minutes in YYZ last Thursday after a full A330 flight from YUL. I think there were lots of CNX pax since I heard quite a few gates being announced on the flight.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:33 am

Quoting CP744 (Reply 4):
I have to add...... Longest wait for luggage that was actually on the same aircraft as you...... and wasn't sent on a wonderful excursion across the globe.... misconnecting luggage is a whole new post....

Well in that case, I was picking up my aunt and her family at the airport who flew down here to CLT from BOS and we had to wait about an hour for their luggage. It was US Airways, not a surprise.

Everyone I know has had baggage horror stories, again, why I always use carry on.

[Edited 2006-01-02 01:37:22]
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:48 am

9 days!

A friend of mine and his wife went to Miami on a 10 days tour and got their baggage the day before going home.

But then they got a lot more than they delivered at check-in. The weight had trippled during those 9 days.

They were told that the case had been dropped on the tarmac at some transit airport (I think it was Baltimore). The case had been completely broken and it had been left right there in the rain for a week.

Everything - suits, dresses etc. - was completely rotten and smelled like horse shit. It was impossible to find an airline which would touch it, not even cargo airlines.

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:49 am

I had nearly 2 hours at TPA due to thunderstorms. They couldn't unload the bags.

I knew about this before going downstairs and waited in the gate area to watch and see how long it would take. I watched nearly a whole movie on my laptop, then went downstairs where the airport hadn't really explained anything to the people waiting around.

I did notice that after the stop was lifted, all of WNs bags were offloaded first (lots of flights), then CO afterward. Not sure why, but it was frustrating to see all the WN people leave the building before IAH-TPA bags finally came up.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 9:50 am

PHX has unacceptably long baggage-to-carousel delivery times. I've waited as long as 64 minutes and waits of 30 minutes or more are not unusual, regardless of the airline. Not sure what the problem is (maybe one of the local airport employees or ramp rats on here can explain) but I always tell my visitors to not check their bags when traveling here. As for me, PHX taught me to never check bags when I travel. It's not worth the hassle.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:08 am

Lost luggage at AUS/ABIA 75min wait. Was flying LAX-DFW-AUS on AA.

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:52 am

Over an hour several times at KIN and once at JFK.

And for me wait for luggage at BWI can be long if you fly WN. I think my longest there was about an hour.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:53 am

Close to an hour at LGA and EWR I've also waited close to an hour at MIA.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:57 am

Quoting B4real (Reply 8):
I've had to wait :53 @ GRR (very small station, unacceptable time) once on NW

similar thing happened to me a few months back on DL (ASA) from ATL-PHF on a CRJ ... small aircraft, small station, just over an hour wait ... about the same lenght of the flight
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:58 am

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 13):
PHX has unacceptably long baggage-to-carousel delivery times.

I agree. I've had that 'sensation' for 3 different air carriers @ PHX as well.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:10 am

90 minutes arriving from MIA to BOGOTA

Only 4 carrussels, by the time we arrived , 5 more flights landed and the airport was a caos.

They couldn't unload the plane because they were also short of arrival gates, so they moved the aircraft to a remote position with all our luggage inside.

What a night mare are these airport facilities.
 
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:37 am

I always try to emulate a colleague of mine from Chicago who travels globally all the time on World Bank business. His rule is 'If I can't get everything I need into a legal carry on bag, I don't go.'

He achieves this by doing things that few of the rest of us would do - wears his Chicago business suit to travel, be it Greenland or Chad. Washes his own shirt, underwear and socks every night in the basin in his hotel room and dries them overnight. Irons the shirt in the morning when he can. Otherwise buys a new shirt and throws it away in the evening.

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:51 am

I once had to wait 90min for luggage at MEL on a QF flight a while ago.

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:52 am

Rule of thumb I've found with CDG: if you're changing carriers, expect your luggage to come to you 24 hours late (on the flight the next day to your destination).

Also, my record is 2 hours wait in PHL for US luggage from San Juan.
 
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:59 am

Actually waiting at the airport, not more than an hour ever. Worst place - ORD and UA.

Luggage that was "Mis-directed" . . . eight days. I went to STX my luggage went to SXM. Thanks US and PHL.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:09 pm

Well I had a flight from CLT to BWI on US and waited almost 2 hours for my gate checked bag. Mind you the flight from CLT to BWI is only 45 minutes, so the wait for my bag was more than double the length of my flight.
 
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:08 pm

Just over 90 minutes with HP (US) at PHL. Flight landed about 30 minutes late at about 2:00 AM. 20 minutes to get off the A320. Bags start showing up about 2:50. Slowly, and in batches, most bags showed up in the next 20 minutes. After watching the same 3 bags pass by over and over, I walked over to the claims office, but naturally at 3:30 or so in the morning, no one was there. So I walked back to the carosel and magically there was my bag, the 4th bag on the carosel. And all of this the morning of Christmas Eve with no other planes coming in (to B/C terminal at least).

The fortunate part of the story was that my brother and father were smart enough to continue to wait at the Denny's in Essington until I got my bag. Much better than sitting in the Cell Phone lot.

I would love to know exactly where my bag was for those 90 minutes. Seriously, even the 50 minutes that it took for most bags to start showing up, what could've possibly taken that long when we were the ONLY flight? Flying through D at PHL was half the reason I flew HP all the time, now with the US merger... well, we'll see. They got a lot of work to do.
 
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:28 pm

I'm still waiting for KL to find my clarinet that went AWOL from LLW-AMS when I was 6. So 17 years and still waiting...

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:14 pm

3 days on AA. To top it off they blamed me for telling them the wrong airport when I checked in. Not sure how I did that since I was going to Huntsville, AL (HSV) and they sent my bag to Kansas City (MCI) but who knows.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:58 pm

5 days. Some nut at CPH decided to put my bag on the RG CPH-LHR-GRU flight, instead of sending it to baggage-claim. When it finally came back, it had multiple "Welcome to Brazil"-stickers on it.  Smile

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 23):
I went to STX my luggage went to SXM. Thanks US and PHL.

Oh, come on! You're just pissed because your luggage got to fly to every a.netter's dream island, and you didn't!  Wink

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:58 am

3 Days

I was going from VCE to MEX via LGW. I arrived to LGW south terminal and my connecting flight was going out from the north terminal. My luggage just stayed there in the south terminal. About 3 days later I got my luggage.

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:25 am

My longest wait for my luggage was 9 days! I flew Skywest FAR - ORD then connected to AWAC for the ORD - YOW segment. Somewhere in between my luggage was 'misplaced', so after queing up at the Air Canada desk in YOW for an hour i got a little form to fill out and a helpline number to call. I called in the next day and neither Air Canada (being the handling agent) or United/Awac had a clue what was going on, they kept passing my around. Finally on day 4 i blew up at the person on the other end of the phone (something i never do, but i was seriously p!ssed off) and i got a call back the next day saying my luggage was sitting at ORD! lol When it was finally delivered to me (at work) i opened up my case to find a little sheet by the TSA, saying my baggage had been searched etc etc.
I flew BA MAN - YYZ via LHR in the late nineties and i got a call over the tannoy at arrivals in YYZ to contact the serivce desk. My luggage was still sat at Manchester Aiport in the UK, lol. The next morning i got a call from a BA rep at YYZ telling me my bag was being flown YYZ-YGK and i'd get it soon.....3 hours later a taxi pulled up and the cab driver handed me my bag!  Smile

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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:21 pm

How about this ?
This year i made an omra in KSA with my family. We returned with SV B747-300 (B747-368 to be exact , they were very prowd about that , why ?) It was a high density configuration with more then 500 ECO seats. After arrival in CAI a friend of my fathers was expecting us and came with a special helper to make all the stuff for us (thank god). We waited 55 min. for the bags until this man went into the carussel to get it himself . Now i am wondering about the people without help.  crowded 
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Tue Jan 03, 2006 9:50 pm

Mine would be 45 minutes at Perth on NZ175 from AKL it was a 767 and the luggage holds were frozen, the captain came down and explained what was going on but no explanation from Perth ground crew.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:07 am

My longest have been Las Vegas for all airlines and Delta at JFK.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:16 am

My longest was 4 days b/c there was a strike in LHR where we made our connection. I dont think any suite cases made it on that plane.
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RE: Longest Wait For Luggage?

Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:20 pm

Well, I waited a few times more than one hour at a belt.

How about 3 days as my baggage didn't come at all. It already happened 3 times that my baggage went lost and they found it later on again.

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