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(Inc)   Delta loses so much luggage that it is recruiting passengers to deliver bags on their way home   ( inc.com) divider line
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826 clicks; posted to Business » on 10 Jul 2018 at 3:05 PM (7 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-07-10 01:06:32 PM  
They can't even find their faced and you expect them to find your luggage? HA!

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2018-07-10 01:15:13 PM  
They should strap it down.
 
2018-07-10 03:13:58 PM  
What in the hell is with that website? Horizontal scroll bar with content on top of screen that seems to be immobile. Auto-play video on bottom left with no way to exit. That took a few years off my life.
 
2018-07-10 03:17:53 PM  
Giving strangers access to baggage that you couldn't carry on, oh their won't be anyone going through anyone else's bags at all.
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2018-07-10 03:20:15 PM  

edmo: They should strap it down.


better to have a strap down then, a strap-on

/unless if you are into that sort of thing
 
2018-07-10 03:28:01 PM  
Don't Expect Luggage To Arrive?
 
2018-07-10 03:32:12 PM  
This makes at least as much sense as using a phone-list of available make-good drivers (which is how they do it at most airports) -- especially what as there aren't as many involuntary separations as there used to be.

Back in the nineties there were so many involuntary separations that driving bags around was probably a semi-decent full-time job for some people. (I used to hope my bag would miss the flight; that way I didn't have to schlep it to the hotel myself.) With the improved tracking, I haven't had an involuntary separation in years.
 
2018-07-10 03:35:36 PM  
Clearly it's asking too much to not lose your bags in the first place.

I guess it's cheaper and more efficient than hiring local couriers to deliver this crap. Lacking the accountability you'd get with a proper delivery service, but wtf do airlines care about accountability when they're losing your luggage in the first place.
 
2018-07-10 05:31:55 PM  
Oh yeah, that's what people want to do after a flight to OR from their destination; run an errand for an incompetent airline.

I'm heading to the bathroom, why don't I just deliver a few drinks on my way back?

Hey, my flight has been delayed 5 hours. Let me just grab a mop and do the floors while I wait.
 
2018-07-10 06:34:03 PM  
How about Delta pay me in miles? Give me enough miles for a domestic round-trip and I'll drop off some luggage on my way downtown. Bonus: Delta gets to write-off the miles paid as a business expense.
 
2018-07-10 08:32:37 PM  
If the lugage is lost what are people expected to deliver?
 
2018-07-10 11:14:46 PM  
This right here is why I only take what I can carry onto the plane; no checked bag fee is a nice added bonus
 
2018-07-10 11:26:18 PM  

AnubisAscended: This right here is why I only take what I can carry onto the plane; no checked bag fee is a nice added bonus


Between YouTube videos showing how to pack enough clothes and stuff in a carry-on for even a two week trip, to articles giving more advice, I think I am confident enough to just ditch the suitcase and stick with a carry on. The only issue I can see coming up is if I want to purchase something on vacation that will not be allowed in a carry-on. I guess I'll have to do without.
 
6 days ago  

skinink: AnubisAscended: This right here is why I only take what I can carry onto the plane; no checked bag fee is a nice added bonus

Between YouTube videos showing how to pack enough clothes and stuff in a carry-on for even a two week trip, to articles giving more advice, I think I am confident enough to just ditch the suitcase and stick with a carry on. The only issue I can see coming up is if I want to purchase something on vacation that will not be allowed in a carry-on. I guess I'll have to do without.


You could travel with no extra clothes at all and just hit up a department store the first day for everything you might need, ditching those items when you head home.

As for any larger purchase you might want to send back... That's what UPS and FedEx are for.
 
6 days ago  

Syrrh: Clearly it's asking too much to not lose your bags in the first place.

I guess it's cheaper and more efficient than hiring local couriers to deliver this crap. Lacking the accountability you'd get with a proper delivery service, but wtf do airlines care about accountability when they're losing your luggage in the first place.


I'll probably jinx it by saying this, but I fly 60-100K miles per year and almost always check a bag unless it's a short two-to-three day trip and I don't need to take equipment, and it's been over ten years since I last had luggage delayed.
 
6 days ago  

SkylineRecords: Oh yeah, that's what people want to do after a flight to OR from their destination; run an errand for an incompetent airline.


If someone pays me and they're 20 minutes from where I'm going, why not?
 
6 days ago  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: You could travel with no extra clothes at all and just hit up a department store the first day for everything you might need, ditching those items when you head home.


Pack underwear, socks, and shorts/pants. Find a thrift store to buy shirts for 99¢. Donate them back when you leave.
 
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