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Eoghan Corry


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Unclaimed luggage in Dublin Airport's Terminal 1

Unclaimed luggage in Dublin Airport's Terminal 1

Keep your fingers crossed your bags will arrive in the same destination as you

Keep your fingers crossed your bags will arrive in the same destination as you

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Unclaimed luggage in Dublin Airport's Terminal 1

Whoever originally described an airport building as “terminal” wasn’t joking. If passengers don’t actually die there, it’s likely their bags will.

The veil was lifted this week on some of the baggage halls of horrors at Dublin Airport: an enormous Sliabh Luggage of 4,000 uncollected bags with nowhere to put them, sorting being compared with “climbing a sand-dune”, an airline’s under-staffed baggage team reducing their pile of 1,800 unsorted bags to 1,200, only to find it was back up to 1,800 overnight, and each day up to 1,000 more bags going missing.


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