An Idealized Depiction Of A Checked Suitcase’s Journey
by Perry Michael Simon on December 29, 2011
Delta Airlines made this video to show you, from a bag’s-eye view (do bags have eyes? Let’s hope not), where your checked bags go when you hand them over at the airport. And, no, it doesn’t show the TSA rifling through your stuff and leaving one of those “we looked at your underwear” cards inside, and it doesn’t show your bag hurled and crushed and otherwise manhandled, and it doesn’t show why your bag seems to take forever to show up on the carousel, nor does it show some other sweaty passenger grab your bag by mistake. It’s a promotion for a smartphone app that tracks your bag, which is nice, but doesn’t make me more likely to check my bags. I’m still going to cram everything into a single roller carry-on and a computer bag/backpack and skip the whole baggage claim nightmare.