OKCDCA wrote:Both these situations got me thinking about how ramp agents at these non-hubs know to be looking for connecting luggage when they're typically used to just taking everything straight to the baggage claim. Do they have a print out beforehand telling them there will be X amount of connecting bags or do the new scanners alert them when they scan it coming off the plane?
OKCDCA wrote:Do they have a print out beforehand telling them there will be X amount of connecting bags or do the new scanners alert them when they scan it coming off the plane?
Woodreau wrote:I am always amazed that I can fly an aircraft with 182 or 228 people on board going from major city to Orlando, and only have 30 checked bags in the cargo hold, everyone has elected to carry their baggage on, but there's still plenty of room in the overhead bins for lots more roll-aboard suitcases..
Sancho99504 wrote:Generally, the lead will get a printout of what bags are where. Especially in a station where we have underline transfers. For example, you're flying SHV-DFW-SEA on AA with a connection on AS in SEA to EAT, the crew for the AA inbound will have been made aware that there are X amount of transfer bags and where they're located. Once aircraft arrives, the bags will be pulled from that location and either be dropped at the AS underline drop or if a tight connection, run to the departure gate.
If the aircraft happens to operate DCA-PNS-DFW, the bags will be notated on the inbound load sheet as "thru" and will remain onboard, but if it has to go to a different aircraft, the bag will show up as a transfer and will be ran to the departure gate.
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