June 14, 1987 |
With the deregulation of the airline industry and the proliferation of cheap fares, more people than ever before are flying. But more people means more luggage, and more luggage means more lost luggage. Most misplaced baggage just doesn't get to the plane in time and usually catches up with its perturbed owners within a few hours. Nevertheless, 2 percent of the owners of lost bags are not so lucky. Following are tips for ensuring that your luggage doesn't become part of these statistics: Passengers should check the claim ticket when the luggage is checked to make sure that a bag meant for Columbus, Ohio, has not been ticketed to Colombia, South America.
April 20, 1986 |
Louis Vuitton luggage, like the classic Packard car, is one of those things that people collect, restore and occasionally use. Actress Ruth Gordon and her husband, writer-director Garson Kanin, owned 20 pieces of Vuitton luggage. They had hat boxes, steamer trunks, a shirt trunk, a book trunk, two garment bags, a cosmetic case and a train case - every piece built to Kanin's specifications. After Gordon died last August at the age of 88, the trunks and cases - filled with her clothes, costumes and memorabilia - were sent to William Doyle Galleries in New York for sale, and they brought good prices.
October 20, 2009 |
A South Jersey man who screened luggage at Philadelphia International Airport pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to stealing four laptop computers and a PlayStation game system from the luggage of airline passengers. Troy Davis, 36, of Willingboro, faces zero to six months behind bars when he is sentenced in January. Authorities said that Davis had been assigned by the Transportation Security Administration to screen checked luggage at Terminal A. The government's plea memorandum said that Davis admitted taking the items to federal agents on March 31. Investigators later determined that the stolen goods belonged to two passengers, one bound for Miami and the other to Puerto Rico on March 31. Davis' thefts had been observed by a baggage handler for American Airlines, the court document said.
October 12, 2006
US Airways officials are pledging to fix the airline's horrendous performance in handling luggage at Philadelphia International Airport. They should attack the problem as if it's their last chance to get it right. As The Inquirer documented on Sunday, US Airways' baggage system in Philadelphia is by far the worst in the airline's nationwide operation. The hub in Philadelphia loses passengers' bags four times more often than the airline's overall rate for lost luggage - which is no great shakes either.
February 23, 1986 |
They seem to be in all the magazines - glitzy camera ads, proclaiming that this or that prize-winning photograph was made with a particular brand of equipment. The advertisements feed the tendency of some photographers, especially young ones who admire the work of established professional photographers, to dwell on equipment over talent or technique. Perhaps the most egregious example of this came at a slide show given by a National Geographic photographer. The photographer, who specializes in picturing wilderness areas, had just wound up his talk before a rapt audience; the lights came up, and he asked for questions.
January 2, 1996 |
Maybe somebody decided the 76ers were carrying too much excess baggage. Whatever, coach John Lucas arrived for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers missing a piece of luggage. The bag disappeared from the Sixers' hotel headquarters in Denver, where they dropped a 108-100 decision to the Denver Nuggets Saturday night. Lucas said he was missing six designer suits, a number of shirts, shoes and various accessories. "I wore the same suit in Denver that I wore the night before in Sacramento.
January 8, 2012 |
Philip Bramson's iPod vanished from his checked luggage on a flight to Mexico, and recovering it seemed impossible. "It was hidden in my luggage, so it could only have been seen through the X-ray or a pretty thorough search," he says. "The only place this could have happened is during the luggage handling in JFK. There was not enough time in Mexico between when we landed and I was given my luggage. " It's an awful feeling when you open your suitcase after a long flight and notice something is missing.
December 2, 2007 |
Personally, I've always wanted my name at the top - of the card, that is. Perfect gifts, these personalized correspondence cards and envelopes with a liner that matches the pretty faux-lizard box it all comes in, and it can be ready in plenty of time for gift-giving. By Crane & Co., the 20 cards with envelopes can be ordered up until Dec. 12 for $39. They also come in pink, navy, brown, green, black, royal blue, yellow, light pink and light blue. (1) Here's a pretty stocking- stuffer for the child whose forthcoming spring semester includes studying abroad in a romantic place (as if studying was really happening)
August 16, 2012 |
Two men were arrested after being tracked through a trail of metal they left behind while trying to steal scrap from Highland High School, police say. Officers were called to the school in Gloucester Township, Camden County, at 8 a.m. today by school workers. The workers, police say, spied men trying to take metal pieces kept under the stadium bleachers and load the scrap into carry-on luggage. The men were gone by the time officers arrived. However, police found a trail of metal leading to a fence that separates school grounds from the Highland Park development.
May 23, 2016
Q: I have been attempting to get reimbursed for outofpocket expenses from Alitalia, and I'm hoping you can help. The problem started when Alitalia checked me in as the wrong passenger on a flight from Miami to Rome to Tel Aviv. There was another E. Weiner on the flight. I discovered the problem while waiting to board the flight in Miami. My ticket was supposed to be from Miami to Tel Aviv via Rome. My boarding pass was only to Rome. While the staff scrambled to correct the problem ticket and boarding pass, they said they would board the plane and find my bags.