Unattended Baggage

Monday, January 11, 2010 , Posted by Johnny Fuery at 2:02 AM

Originally Published 2006-02-18 06:44:45

I stood up from my laptop and duffel bag today at Bradley airport in Hartford, CT, and got yelled at from 8 feet away by a security guard on his break. He was on the phone.

I pointed to the United counter I was headed towards, about 25 feet away, and said "Even if it's within visual range?" He replied no.

I came back and said to him, "By the time you leaned over to pick up one of my bags I'd have you tackled, even from over there." I then proceeded to pack up my shit and walk it all over to the counter, where I asked my question.

Now, what exactly does the unattended baggage policy say? It's based on a federal law, right? Is it unattended if the owner turns up less than 3 seconds after someone approaches an "unattended" bag?

Bastards. That one little exchange ruined my morning.

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On 2009-09-22 20:24:11 snowboard travel bags said:
That is so dumb. I understand the policy but if you are within eye sight of your bag I'd think they'd let you go.

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