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Old 23.07.2015, 21:00
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So to sum up this thread at the end of the page 1 stage:

- OP is fed up of people crowding around the baggage belt at the airport

- Some people think it is an exclusive phenomenon to Switzerland and the
Swiss

- Some people get uppity at anyone saying bad things about the Swiss

- Some people think they might not be Swiss

- Several posters point out the other airports in the world where similar phenomena occur

- The rest of the world - me included - couldn't give a monkeys

Is that about it?

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I think this summary fits for about 95% of EF threads.

Maybe somebody can write a bot to auto-generate the discussion and thus save time.
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Old 23.07.2015, 21:01
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Re: Baggage Belt

That is why I try to avoid checking in luggage if I can help it.. Bring a larger carry-on. It can save over an hour in travel time.
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Old 23.07.2015, 21:25
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I swear by Carry On when flying...




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That is why I try to avoid checking in luggage if I can help it.. Bring a larger carry-on. It can save over an hour in travel time.
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Old 23.07.2015, 23:00
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That is why I try to avoid checking in luggage if I can help it.. Bring a larger carry-on. It can save over an hour in travel time.




Oh, no. Don't tell me you are one of those guys that tries to bring the kitchen sink on board and persists in trying to defy the laws of physics by cramming a bag into an overhead bin that is only 2/3 the size of the bag.





Overhead bins are not like Dr. Who's tardis. They are NOT bigger on the inside than they look on the outside....
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Old 23.07.2015, 23:19
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I've worked hard to find just the right size garment bag as carry on, + 1 briefcase. Its liberating really. Just do more laundry service when you travel.
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Old 24.07.2015, 02:19
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Re: Baggage Belt

I'd quote all of you but honestly, nearly every single comment is great, I'm almost in tears laughing – this is why I love EF.

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Old 24.07.2015, 02:46
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Seeing the title of this thread, I thought it was about some geographic area (a bit like the Bible Belt) where people have lots of psychological problems from their past.
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Old 24.07.2015, 03:08
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I usually spent such times fantasising about counter-measures to discourage such anti-social behaviour... they usually involved flame throwers and/or lasers.
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You have clearly not had the "pleasure" of traveling through Copenhagen.
Or Bergen airport!

Built for 2.8 million passengers per year, currently getting closer to 5.8 million, a lot of them families coming back from vacation.

Kloten is a very orderly and organised place in comparison.
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Except when KLM pilots try to keep a straight face as they inform passengers of the descent to into Kloten.

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Old 24.07.2015, 17:36
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Except when KLM pilots try to keep a straight face as they inform passengers of the descent to into Kloten.
Never experienced that, and we travel with KLM rather frequently. Not much to choose from when you want to go to Western Norway. My experience is that my luggage gets out quickly enough, and when it doesn't, I don't have to queue for hours to get the paperwork done. Luggage belt experience is no worse here than most European airports I have been to; I try to ignore the amateurs, stay as far as possible for the crowd and dive in when I see my suitcase.

We have over 50% delayed luggage statistics when travelling with KLM via AMS; one year it was 100%, and I travelled back to Norway every 2 months! I have stopped counting the number of times my flight was delayed or cancelled.

Luggage record is 2 weeks wait (yes, we were back home by then) with SAS via CPH. Record for delayed flight is 19 hours for Bergen-AMS-Montreal, alone with a 2 year old.

I'd say none of the European airports are perfect...but then again I haven't tried them all.
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Old 24.07.2015, 19:19
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Re: Baggage Belt

More a JFK rant but this reminded me. I once had luggage that was sufficiently heavy that I went to get a trolley, with which to block half the length of the baggage belt. The trolleys were threaded through a really really long piece of chain so I had to drag the damn thing backwards all the way to the end, where I found a coin operated trolley dispenser to release the trolley.

Coins?!?!! This is an international airport with thousands of overseas passengers everyday. ?!!?! Aahhhhj I'm still so angry.
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Old 24.07.2015, 19:47
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More a JFK rant but this reminded me. I once had luggage that was sufficiently heavy that I went to get a trolley, with which to block half the length of the baggage belt. The trolleys were threaded through a really really long piece of chain so I had to drag the damn thing backwards all the way to the end, where I found a coin operated trolley dispenser to release the trolley.

Coins?!?!! This is an international airport with thousands of overseas passengers everyday. ?!!?! Aahhhhj I'm still so angry.
Welcome to America!

It's really stupid.
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Never experienced that, and we travel with KLM rather frequently. Not much to choose from when you want to go to Western Norway. My experience is that my luggage gets out quickly enough, and when it doesn't, I don't have to queue for hours to get the paperwork done. Luggage belt experience is no worse here than most European airports I have been to; I try to ignore the amateurs, stay as far as possible for the crowd and dive in when I see my suitcase.

We have over 50% delayed luggage statistics when travelling with KLM via AMS; one year it was 100%, and I travelled back to Norway every 2 months! I have stopped counting the number of times my flight was delayed or cancelled.

Luggage record is 2 weeks wait (yes, we were back home by then) with SAS via CPH. Record for delayed flight is 19 hours for Bergen-AMS-Montreal, alone with a 2 year old.

I'd say none of the European airports are perfect...but then again I haven't tried them all.
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Old 25.07.2015, 00:06
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Except when KLM pilots try to keep a straight face as they inform passengers of the descent to into Kloten.
Right! When we moved to Balsberg, the CEO and I looked at the address, started to laugh like mad and decided only to use the other zip code with zurich airport. His assistant didn´t believe me until she googled it
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Old 25.07.2015, 11:41
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While the Airport already in the 50ies was re-named from Zürich-Kloten into Zürich-Airport, the Stadt Kloten (Chloote in dialect) of course retained its name


KLOTEN




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These are the occasions when I am immensely thankful for my upbringing in India having spent a sizable proportion of my life jostling in sub-urban trains. Pinching a bag or two from the carousal, irrespective of whether they are my own is a minor affair. Really.
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