Tag: luggage

London Stansted’s new state-of-the-art baggage system ready for take off

The pandemic may have brought airports to a standstill, but beneath London Stansted’s terminal a £70m baggage system revamp has been driven to the finish line. The project, which took four years to complete, is the largest upgrade to the airport’s baggage network since the terminal opened in...

British Airways is using artifical intelligence to improve punctuality

In the latest phase of its £6.5bn investment for customers, British Airways has introduced advanced neural networks, known as artificial intelligence, to its airside operation at Heathrow Terminal 5 to help its people ensure every flight departs safely and on time. Currently, when customers dis...

Battery in luggage explodes at Chicago’s Midway Airport

Midway Airport was thrown into chaos Monday when a possible cellphone battery exploded while being loaded onto a flight leading to reports of an explosion, but there were no reports of injuries and no explosive devices involved, officials said. Police spokeswoman Karie James said. The bag "was a...

Portland Airport baggage handler sentenced for stealing guns from luggage

A former baggage handler for Portland International Airport (PDX) has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing guns and ammunition from passengers’ checked luggage. The handler, named as, Deshawn Antonio Kelly, stole a total of six guns, changing the tags on the luggage he opened so...

Baggage handler walkout causes baggage build-up at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport

Anger over salary cuts has led baggage handlers to quit at Russia’s main airport, causing approximately one tonne of uncollected luggage to pile up. The Moscow metro sent workers to help out after the mass walkout, which resulted in hectic scenes as piles of suitcases built up in the airport...

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