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Baggage "onslaught" brings the latest hurdles to airlines and passengers

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The Canadian Press

Canadian Press

Christopher Ray

A passenger looks for his luggage among a pile of unclaimed baggage at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport in Montreal on June 29, 2022.
Passengers look for luggage 2022 6 In a pile of unclaimed baggage at Pierre Elliott Tordeau Airport in Montreal on June 29th.Photo by Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press

Montreal — Preparing to run a Canadian air travel gauntlet Passengers are facing significant obstacles in addition to flight delays and cancellations. It's a luggage delay.

In recent weeks, airlines have been offering late bags side by side to the country's largest airport terminal, causing headaches for customers.

For passengers flying in Air Canada on Monday, the flight may be delayed, and according to tracking service FlightAware, 63% of all trips to Air Canada landed late. .. ..

Baggage delays are a thorny problem, with a shortage of baggage handlers to shuttle suitcases from late arrivals to connecting planes, as well as working on last-minute gate changes. ..

The airline outsources the delivery of suitcases to a courier that delivers packages to passengers, and is spending more on carriers amid rising fuel surcharges by shippers.

Gabor Lukacs, President of the Air Passenger Rights Advocacy Group, is in debt of up to $ 2,300 for the costs incurred by baggage delays as a result of a "onslaught" of baggage delays. It states.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 5, 2022.

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