Is This The Fix For Airlines To Transport Luggage Between The Plane & The Terminal Faster?

Most of us know the drill. You plane lands and takes however long to get to your gate. You go to baggage claim (maybe with a stop at customs, if you’re coming in from a different country) and then you wait. And wait. And…wait.

Or it’s 18 minutes past takeoff and the final cart of luggage has finally arrived to be loaded onto the plane.

It takes SO flippin’ long for your luggage to go from the terminal to the plane (or vice versa). I realize there are probably a bajillion reasons why there’s almost always a delay – weather, tarmac traffic, etc. But British Airways is taking the lead in trying to fix that problem with a new system that will hopefully get your stuff to where it’s supposed to be faster and more efficiently. It should also get your luggage to your plane faster too, to help with on-time takeoffs.

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Is This Bank Sexist?, When NOT To Go To A Hotel, Something For Free If You Use Mastercard, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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75 Of The Funniest Announcements Made By Airline Employees

Pilots and flight attendants have very important jobs to do, most of which have something to do, in some way, shape or form, with our safety. But that’s not to say all of these airline staff members are super serious. In fact, there’s probably little that would be further from the truth. Now, I don’t know who submitted these quotes to the internet over the years or where any of them came from, so please forgive me for not giving credit where credit may be due. But for your reading pleasure, here are a whole bunch of things these flight attendants, pilots and occasionally other airline staff or customers have said that might make you giggle. Enjoy!

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Careful, JetBlue – People Can Work The System Of Your New Program To Their Advantage

A couple of days ago, Seth from PaxEX wrote a post about a new carry-on bag fee pilot program that JetBlue was launching. His post goes into much more detail, but briefly, JetBlue is trialing a program wherein they are offering to charge you $5 to check a carry-on sized bag at the check in/bag drop.

I see the positives of this – besides not having to shlep your carry on bag everywhere around the airport, it should make boarding go faster, which would be JetBlue’s main objective. But I also see how people could easily and quickly work the system to their advantage, if JetBlue decided to make it a permanent thing at all the airports they service. Here’s how…

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What Flight Staff Knows About You, More Legroom Announced, Last Chance EVER For This Experience, New Way UBER’s Charging More, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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