[Archive Home][Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Mutual Help List, Enforcement of unattended baggage rule
- To: <help@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: CAA: Mutual Help List, Mutual Help List, Enforcement of unattended baggage rule
- From: "Tom Williams" <twilliams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 16:47:52 -0600
- References: <008801c16e11$5816e780$27388ed1@stephen> <3BF4688B.4A8D546F@hiltonheadairport.com>
- Reply-To: help@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Sender: help-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Our baggage carts solved this problem. We got them 10 years ago and have
never had one stolen. We did have one come up missing, but two weeks later
a man was seen unloading the missing cart and his bags from the back of his
truck and wheeling all into the terminal. I guess he took the sign on the
cart literally "Please return cart to terminal when done".
Have you got your parking back?
Meridian, Mississippi (MEI)
----- Original Message -----
From: John Lawson <jlawson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 7:14 PM
Subject: CAA: Mutual Help List, Enforcement of unattended baggage rule
> What are other airports doing when people leave unattended baggage in or
> in front of the terminal?
> A couple of knuckleheads here have given my operations officers and
> sheriff's deputy grief about it. It's especially difficult for the ops
> officers, who don't have LE authority. These people pull up in front of
> the terminal, realize they have too much "stuff" to haul into the
> terminal in one trip, and decided to unload their vehicle and shuttle
> the bags inside. When they are told "you cannot leave your bags
> unattended," these folks shrug their shoulders and do it anyway....they
> take some bags in, leaving the rest on the sidewalk to bring in on
> another pass. This wasn't a real problem until recently...I'm wondering
> what other airports do. I've considered confiscating the bags, but that
> involves taking them into the terminal, which is exactly what the person
> wants. HXD is a small airport, so we don't have sky caps. We're
> acquiring a few carts (which - cynically - will probably be stolen), but
> I think I really need to put some enforcement "teeth" in place to
> address the uncooperative folks. What do other airports do? We have a
> procedure for bags that are inadvertently left in the terminal -
> probably the same one that most of you do - but this is a bit different.
> I guess people are getting back to "normal." One lady who pulled up in
> front of the terminal to unload her car arrogantly addressed my
> sheriff's deputy by saying "this suitcase is too heavy for me, you WILL
> take it out." How she mistook a badged, armed, uniformed deputy for a
> skycap, I have no idea...*sigh*.
> Semper Fi
> John Lawson, Airports Director
> Beaufort County Airports SC
> Find past Mutual Help topics in the CAA Help Forum
> California Aviation Alliance: Mutual Help List
> To originate a message to the Mutual Help List, address your e-mail to
help@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, fill in the 'Subject" line and your message or
use the convenient form at:
> Either way, your message will be received by everyone on the list.
> To respond to someone elses message to this list, simply click on the
'Reply' button on your e-mail program, leaving the 'Subject' line alone.
> Your response will be received by everyone on the list.
> To manage your CAA subscriptions, use the CAA: Mail List Administration
page at http://californiaaviation.org/cal/index.cfm
Find past Mutual Help topics in the CAA Help Forum