So I have had it a few times where I am chatting to the girl behind the counter and managed to convince her to have one of the guys come up from the aircraft loading area and collect all 15 flightcases and take it down on his special trolley to load it directly into the aircraft shipping container. This clearly minimises lost luggage. It goes direct from counter to container via a scanner.
I would like to refine this technique of getting someone up from the hold. Anyone have any further techniques on this. Some counter girls look at me blankly like its impossible and others are like yeah cool!
The other thing is scanner stickers. So the main label goes on and the little scanner stickers go elsewhere on the flightcase incase the main label gets lost or the scanner misses it. Thing is on two recent trips I have had checkout girls refuse to put the little stickers on and also tell me not to do it because it will mess things up. Are they just wrong? There is a gap between the checkout and loading so I can imagine in these big systems they could easily be wrong. Anyone know more about it.
Thomas "minimising lost and stolen luggage" English