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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Major Luggage Failure At Haneda Airport

Above, an ANA jet at Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Last year, I arrived in Japan at Narita International Airport just fine. I flew to Japan aboard Singapore Airlines.

However, my luggage didn't make it there safely. I was told that the problem originated from the TSA at Los Angeles International Airport. My luggage arrived a day later.

That little matter is dwarfed by a big luggage disaster that occurred at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on August 11. It was confined to All Nippon Airways (ANA) flights.

Here's what RocketNews 24 wrote about it:
Thousands of passengers arrived at their destinations all over Japan last night, only to find that everyone’s bags were left behind.

On the evening of 11 August, now known as Mountain Day and the beginning of the Obon holiday season, a staggeringly large number of passengers on ANA flights from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to various locations across Japan received a shock when their luggage failed to appear on the carousel. 
However, rather than the crushing depression and sighs of “Why me?” that usually accompany an instance of lost baggage, these passengers were more perplexed by the fact that everyone else’s luggage appeared to have gone missing too.
The problem was caused by a conveyor belt failure.

To read more, go here.

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