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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Where Your Bag Goes at Sea-Tac Airport

Posted by on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Wearing its strong suit, the Seattle Times has a neat video following your luggage after it disappears on the conveyor belt:

This is some genuinely nifty, Mister Rogers shit right here. It's great to see Fairview Fanny doing the sort of stuff she does best.

 

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Phoebe in Wallingford 1
I love this behind the scenes stuff, thanks for posting Dom.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Karlheinz Arschbomber 2
Just don't DARE take a photo on your flight. Because, 9-11!

http://upgrd.com/matthew/thrown-off-a-un…
Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arschbombe on February 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 3
You don't wear your strong suit. You play it. The term comes from bridge.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn http://youtu.be/zu-akdyxpUc on February 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM · Report this
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Where's the point that the TSA agent opens up your suitcase and steals your shit?
Posted by I Got Nuthin' on February 20, 2013 at 12:56 PM · Report this
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Good video, but they didn't show the part where my valuables go missing.
Posted by beef rallard on February 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 6
Which airline has its own system???
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on February 20, 2013 at 1:39 PM · Report this
Sir Vic 7
Not sure which is worse: a name like Arland Fagerstrom, or looking like Dick Cheney.

Also, that bag was smaller than the ones most people bring to the gate and then get checked for free. Doesn't the Times know that scam?
Posted by Sir Vic on February 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 8
I'm pretty sure my backpack just goes on the plane, in the overhead luggage compartment.

Even when I travel to Europe for a couple of weeks.

Seriously, who has checked luggage nowadays?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 20, 2013 at 2:24 PM · Report this
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Of course the Seattle Times would use a car rather than Link... :3

@6 I have to assume it's Alaska, since it's a hub/the big one for SEA. Don't know that for sure, though.
Posted by Cow on February 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM · Report this
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Looks like the Times couldn't handle the increased traffic of the Slog readers or they didn't want us there, because the video link is down now.
Posted by K X One on February 20, 2013 at 2:28 PM · Report this
Knat 11
I counted exactly one bag in that video that the luggage gorillas didn't dump unceremoniously on its soft side with zero fucks given for the possible fragility of the items inside. One.

Maybe I'm a bit overly sensitive to the issue after the whole family watched one of the Alaska goons bang my father-in-law's very expensive specialized fishing pole against the fuselage of the plane.
Posted by Knat on February 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM · Report this
Matt the Engineer 12
Wait, even the first class luggage is put in a different section than coach? Wouldn't want your luggage to mix with the riff-raff and end up smelling poor.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on February 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM · Report this
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"This is some genuinely nifty, Mister Rogers shit right here."

Almost. Mr. Rodger's respected our intelligence enough that he'd have given us some Johnny Costa accompaniment and let the footage tell the story.
Posted by ST's Editoral Board Land Of Make Believe Less Believable on February 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM · Report this
Backyard Bombardier 14
@8: On behalf of frequent flyers everywhere, thanks so much, you douche.

You and your "If I can physically carry it, than it's carry-on" ilk bringing goddamned giant backpacks and roller bags and shopping bags and whatever the fuck else onto the plane, then making the stink-eye at me because my windbreaker and small briefcase prevent you from jamming it into the overhead compartment, and then toting it up and down the aisle at shoulder height looking for a gap to squeeze it into and almost taking my fucking head off with it, are a large part of what makes modern flying so goddamned enjoyable.

Pro tip: If you can't allow fifteen fucking minutes to wait for your checked bag to come out the carousel, you don't have time to travel. STAY HOME. If you can't afford fifty bucks to check a bag, you don't have enough money to travel. STAY HOME.

Posted by Backyard Bombardier on February 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM · Report this
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@11

I'd be pissed, too. Those planes are expensive! ;-)
Posted by CPN on February 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM · Report this

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