Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Excess Baggage

Ever wondered what happens to your luggage once it vanishes from sight on the conveyor belt at check-in (apart from having the handle ripped off and being sent to some random destination)?

One elderly Swedish lady could tell you after she misunderstood the desk agent’s instructions in 2008 at Stockholm airport. Instead of toddling off to the departure area for some light shopping and a cuppa, she jumped onto the baggage belt and disappeared after her case.

The system was quickly shut down and she was retrieved, dusted off and continued to board her international flight in the more traditional manner.

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