Checked baggage delays at JFK; another point for carry-on
I’ve written before about how I hate to pack everything carry-on, even though there’s no logical reason to check your luggage if you can fit it into a small enough size to take it with you.
While my illogical habits still hold, business travelers at JFK who weren’t already making an extra effort to fit it all in carry-on were probably pretty disappointed as they were forced to choose between making their flight and staying with their bags.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Handlers are currently sorting baggage manually, and the airline is telling its departing passengers that they can choose whether to go on the flight or not, Wagner wrote in an email to the Terminal. “Once we have the issue resolved, we’ll get the bags that are left behind on their way to the customer’s destination and delivered to them. Until then, we appreciate our customers’ patience as we work through this issue,” Wagner said.
It’s interesting to think about how many of the things we do are enhanced by computers, and how much of a difference that really makes. Without computer assistance, we can’t load planes fast enough for them to fly on schedule.