Lately the airlines are charging you more money for tickets as well as for all the other stuff which used to be complimentary. We’ve also heard that some of them will be charging you extra for sitting in certain Coach seats. On top of all that, they’ll probably lose your luggage too. They lost 30 million bags in 2005 alone, so why not yours? Sure, that’s only about 1 percent of the total bags transported, but…30 million? And 200,000 of those never resurfaced. Where did they go? Christ! So…incompetent baggage handlers aside, why is this happening? According to this story:
Greater airport congestion, tight connection times, increased transfers among airlines and stricter security are all contributing to more late or missing bags, said SITA, a Geneva-based company that is owned by the airlines, airports and other international air transport industry companies.
Hmmm, you’d think that stricter security would somehow help bags follow their owners. I guess not. Anyway we’re traveling to Germany in late August, so hopefully I’ll see my stuff again someday!