November 2006 (Medialink) -- As we head into the nation's busiest travel season, many airports are still ex...
November 2006 (Medialink) -- As we head into the nation's busiest travel season, many airports are still experiencing a 20-40% increase in checked luggage following the TSA's latest carry-on restrictions. This has many travelers concerned their holiday travels will be marred by lost luggage, damaged luggage, and long lines at the baggage claim. But, industry insiders say this doesn't have to be the case.
New baggage handling technology not only moves bags quicker than ever before, but also more gently. Siemens' new high speed diverter has a throughput of 80 bags per minute - which is up from the 60-70 bags per minute achieved by older systems. It also operates on "angles" as opposed to pushing the bags - like the older systems do - and saves the contents in your bag from being potentially damaged. They've already been installed in the new Terminal D at Dallas Forth Worth, and it's expected other airports will follow suit.
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