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Airline information technology company SITA released its annual report on airline baggage handling on Thursday, revealing that fewer than 6 bags per 1,000 passengers were mishandled last year. However, the chances that your bags will be misplaced are higher if you're making a connection: SITA reports that 47 percent of delayed bags were in the process of being transferred. Airlines are getting smarter about baggage handling, though, and relying on technology to help them improve. In fact, airlines are now 70 percent less likely to lose our bags than they were 10 years ago. "It is frustrating for passengers and airlines when bags go missing but the days of not knowing where your bag is will soon to be a thing of the past," said Ilya Gutlin, SITA president, air travel solutions.
A video clip obtained by The Sun purportedly shows baggage handlers kicking and hurling passengers' suitcases after dragging them from an easyJet plane. Some bags are thrown into a truck while others just crash onto the concrete runway below. One of the workers delivers a thumping kick to another bag as he tries to shove it further down the truck, which is parked next to the easyJet aircraft. The airline has since launched an investigation after the one-minute clip, which was filmed at Luton Airport last week, was made public online. The furious passenger who captured the incident can be heard saying, "How can you be so sick and disrespectful?
Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 20 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A Spanish court has sided with a Ryanair passenger who sued the budget airline over its baggage fees, which the court called "abusive," and said conflicted with Spanish and European law, according to a ruling made public on Wednesday. The passenger was flying from Madrid to Brussels when she was charged nearly $22 to board the plane with a small suitcase, which fit in the overhead baggage area, The Telegraph reported. A Spanish court said baggage fees imposed by Ryanair are "abusive" in response to a lawsuit filed by a passenger forced to pay nearly $22 for her small luggage.
There is one overriding reason to consider paying as much as 1,300 for a suitcase with Rimowa's electronic tag: It makes checking your bag a breeze, saving loads of time. The tech uses an app, an electronic ink display, and back-end integration with airline baggage systems to create and display a baggage tag. This lets you skip the part where an airline counter clerk loops one of those sticky paper tags through the handle of your luggage. The E Ink screen on the side of the bag can display a unique airline baggage tag every time you fly. Of course this requires an app.