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(STLToday)   Flying home this Thanksgiving? Lost luggage reports up 81% over last Thanksgiving. Your dog wants a tag on his pet taxi   (stltoday.com) divider line 38
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2006-11-21 06:07:33 PM
You can't lose what you don't check.
 
2006-11-21 06:08:01 PM
Well, it does get crowded.

/Plus, the luggage guys at the airport are lazy
 
2006-11-21 06:08:06 PM
Yes. Carry-on luggage only.
 
2006-11-21 06:08:27 PM
www.olgabaclanova.com

midget pride?
 
2006-11-21 06:08:54 PM
Shrinkage.

It should apply.

/Lost to one.
//Found to another.
 
2006-11-21 06:09:08 PM
I'm just packing my small duffel that fits under the seat. No way am I checking it!
 
2006-11-21 06:10:35 PM
So I brewed a bunch of beer and I'm taking home to share with the fam. Am I totally farked? I expected the baggage guys to get one or two, but am I going to get any of my beautiful bock when I get home?
 
2006-11-21 06:11:18 PM
You can thank the idiot, Kip Hawley for the increase in checked baggage, misconnects and TSA thievery of said checked bags.
 
2006-11-21 06:13:19 PM
Pack your clothes in a box and send 'em to mom's house by FedEx (2nd day doesn't cost too much). Then travel light. It's so worth it.
 
2006-11-21 06:19:39 PM
A quick note:

Lost luggage up 81%

does not equal

81% of luggage is lost.

Just a point of clarification, as many peoples brains read it that way.
 
2006-11-21 06:20:54 PM
Lost dog or dead dog. My reason for not flying unless absolutely imperative.

/Kennel no longer an option. Lost too much weight last time, and he's a skinny dog already.
 
2006-11-21 06:22:23 PM
airline food amirite?
lost luggage amirite?

/got nuthin'
 
2006-11-21 06:24:29 PM
I fly out of Philly. I don't dare check a bag.

/me love dog cliche long time
 
2006-11-21 06:24:36 PM
Sorry - airlines are for fags. Real men drive, and they don't ask no stinking directions.

I swear I've taken off my shoes and stood in that stupid line for the last time. Hey idiots, you've checked over 27 million pairs of shoes and none of them had explosives in them - are you seeing the trend yet?
 
2006-11-21 06:35:34 PM
trippdogg:

I'm with you man. I'll drive 12 hours straight before I'll fly 2. I love flying, but the commercial flying experience is, to me, more painful than a full days drive.
 
2006-11-21 06:37:02 PM
trippdogg: I swear I've taken off my shoes and stood in that stupid line for the last time. Hey idiots, you've checked over 27 million pairs of shoes and none of them had explosives in them - are you seeing the trend yet?

No kidding. Ever notice they never seem to be "proactive" with their bans? Someone has to try it before they realize it "could" be bad.

* People bring guns onboard. "Oh yeah, well I suppose we should ban guns huh?"
* 9/11 with box cutters. "Well, I guess this means we shouldn't let knives on board."
* Shoebomber. "Well, we have no choice but to ban all shoes. Wait, we can't? Well, we MUST check them all"
* Foiled London plot. "Wait, it's possible to put bad things in liquids? Well, no choice here. You can't have your shampoo; not yours!"

Honestly. It's like they must slam the door shut after the horse has left, no matter what. Either they should have banned it before, or it's just stupid to ban no matter what - it's banned. Gah.
 
2006-11-21 06:37:46 PM
If traffic increases 81%, then this would be expected.

Just sayin'.
 
2006-11-21 06:45:18 PM
There were 8.25 complaints per 1,000 passengers in September, the highest rate since December 1988. About 383,000 bags were reported as lost, or "mishandled," as the federal government labels it.

OMFG!!! Thats like .825%!!!!eleventyone1!!

I like how they label "mishandled" as lost. I've had luggage get the crap beaten out of it and complained. I think that also comes under the "mishandled" label.

/Airline paid for the bag
//The article seems to have mishandled a comma
 
2006-11-21 06:50:41 PM
My home don't fly. Nice try, Toto.
 
2006-11-21 06:51:51 PM
Mark12A:

I feel your pain. I fly out of Philly, too. Classic example of union dumbasses and incompetent management run amok. Mayor Street put his crony in charge, and now we're the ones who are farked.

I still can't believe I was stupid enough to check my $2500 guitar in philly. Not only did they lose it, it came back cracked.

I hope a Philly airport employee reads this. Useless sacks of shiat.
 
2006-11-21 06:52:17 PM
isnt it more like .00825%?
 
2006-11-21 06:54:18 PM
nm, you're right..
 
2006-11-21 06:55:12 PM
Of all the uses in the world for RFID tags, this one just seems like a no-brainer. Is this being done? If no, who wants to go into business with me?
 
2006-11-21 06:55:20 PM
The husband and I went to Target and bought travel size toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant so we won't have to check anything. Let's hope the security people at DIA know the rules as well as I do.
 
2006-11-21 06:56:43 PM
If you don't want your luggage to disappear, bring a gun. Seriously, a starter pistol will guarantee you get your bag.

http://www.boingboing.net/2006/09/24/secure_your_checked_.html
 
2006-11-21 06:58:15 PM
isnt it more like .00825%?

I think the percentage calculation is
(8.25/1000) * 100

Your number supports my eleventyone comment better so if you insist I wont argue ;-)
 
2006-11-21 07:06:08 PM
www.artie.com

approoves...
 
2006-11-21 07:08:21 PM
I'll insist cause its funny. but with no logic attached.
 
2006-11-21 07:13:09 PM
2006-11-21 06:37:02 PM SkittlesAreYum


trippdogg: I swear I've taken off my shoes and stood in that stupid line for the last time. Hey idiots, you've checked over 27 million pairs of shoes and none of them had explosives in them - are you seeing the trend yet?

No kidding. Ever notice they never seem to be "proactive" with their bans? Someone has to try it before they realize it "could" be bad.


I few years ago, I was told by a TSA screener that she "recommended I take my shoes off." Nevermind that I was wearing sandals, I asked what exactly she meant, and promptly was "randomly selected" for secondary screening.

Anyway, when I flew home a few days ago I just crammed a week's worth of stuff in a giant carry-on. It's beyond me how someone would need multiple suitcases for a visit of a week or less.
 
2006-11-21 07:20:48 PM
Woohoo I get to fly out of Philly too!
But on Saturday night
With British Airways

LessO2
You can thank the idiot, Kip Hawley for the increase in checked baggage..

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My freedom baggie is packed, labeled and ready for debate.
 
2006-11-21 07:37:40 PM
fred_chan: Let's hope the security people at DIA know the rules as well as I do.

me: They don't. They also can't tell the difference between volume and weight when applying their own rules, don't have a sense of humor on the best of days, are pissed that they are missing the gravy and seriously over-worked on the day you're flying.

Advice: Don't by travel sizes of anything; have your relatives/hotel/homeless guy in the town you're headed for buy the stuff so its there when you arrive.
 
2006-11-21 07:44:58 PM
My dog wants some iMams....

/rare
 
2006-11-21 08:19:58 PM
If you luggage doesn't make your flight or connection, chill out. Don't be one of those people freaking out yelling at people, your bag is just probably on the next flight. The airline will even hand deliver it to your home/hotel, probably even the same day.

And despite what you may think and read, November and December are very light travel months due to a severe reduction in business travelers.
 
2006-11-21 08:23:34 PM
ups/fedex...they pick up and deliver door to door.

no waitsees
 
2006-11-21 10:11:58 PM
WTF, no Planes, Trains & Automobiles references?
 
2006-11-21 11:09:02 PM
El_Dan: I few years ago, I was told by a TSA screener that she "recommended I take my shoes off." Nevermind that I was wearing sandals, I asked what exactly she meant, and promptly was "randomly selected" for secondary screening.

I've had them ask me. Conversation went something like this:

TSA: [physically blocking exit of metal detector arch] Sir, we recommend you take your shoes off.
Me: [wearing rubber-soled sneakers] Are you asking or telling? [holds eye contact with TSA minion]
TSA: [taken aback] Er...asking?
Me: Well, then thank you, but I decline your offer. [walks without a problem through security line]

Everyone else was taking off their shoes and slowing down the whole damned line. I laughed.

I laughed even harder when I was travelling with a substantial amount of textbooks and a cell phone charger. The x-ray machine looked like a giant black box with wires coming out of it. The x-ray watching guys were not amused, and had to back the belt up to look at it again.

On another trip, my sister was coming back from the Czech Republic with a leaded-glass vase for my mother. Even though the percent composition of the lead was very small, it made the entire thing opaque on the x-ray machine, requiring a hand inspection.

/want to hide stuff?
//stick it in a leaded-glass vessel!
///have the vessel stuffed up your arse when they realize you've been hiding stuff in it.
 
2006-11-21 11:16:11 PM
www.molmusic.com
 
2006-11-22 06:39:02 PM
Good headline submitter! Rarely do I chuckle at tired cliches, but you made it work!
 
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