How To Ensure Your Suitcase Comes Out First On The Carousel
If the worst part of any trip for you is waiting by the baggage carousel and fretting that your bag will be the last bag to hand on the carousel, or worse, not show up at all - you’re not alone.
No matter who you are, you’d know that your bag ALWAYS seems to be the very last one to make it from the plane to the carousel, which is odd isn’t it, because SOMEONE’S has to be first?! Well, that someone is you, from now on.
You see, a baggage handler has revealed how luggage is loaded onto the planes at airports, and it’s this process that decides which bags will be loaded from the plane to the carousel in what order.
According to Thomas Lo Sciuto, who worked at a regional airport in the US, if you check in for your flight early, chances are your bags will be one of the first to be loaded on the aircraft.
And this means that when the baggage handlers at your destination unload the plane, the bags that go on first, will come off last.
Taking to Quora, Mr Lo Sciuto revealed: 'Your best option is to be one of the last passengers to check your bags.
'Bags will always be loaded front to back on the bag carts so if you check in last your bags will be in the last bag cart, which will make them the last on the aircraft, and the first off the aircraft at your destination.
'The same logic goes for the other end. If they are the first off the aircraft they will most likely be the first on the bag carts and then the first to be unloaded at baggage claim.'
But if you’re an early bird and not willing to change your ways, Mr Lo Sciuto says there’s another trick you can try. You can also gate check your bag so it will go on last.
'The downside of that method is that you will not be able to pack liquids or any other items that cannot go in a carry-on bag as you will need to bring the bag with you through the security checkpoint and to the gate.
And there’s one last trick to try. You could ask the check in agent if they will put a fragile sticker over your bag.
This is because luggage with these on are also often loaded last with more care taken over them, according to Travel + Leisure.
Source: Daily Mail