October 10th, 2011

Bad Travel Day for Someone Else

Today, I was flying to the UK. I went to pick up my bag. The person helping me handed me a bag. "This is not mine," I said.

"You're Samuel Hartman, right? "


"Then this is your bag." Well, not really. I'm kind of aware of what bag I checked and this sure isn't it. Later, my bag, also tagged as mine, appeared. So, somehow I checked one bag and two bags got checked as mine. I kind of suspected something horrible was going on, because I was sitting on my first flight and just before the door closed, someone ran up to me and handed me a bag tag. I already had the tag for the one bag I had checked. They were quite certain my bag had been retagged. Seems they were wrong.

Yet another argument that airport security is all about inconvenience and doesn't actually make us safer.