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Baggage

Baggage policies are important in transportation, especially in the air, rail, and cruise industries. Each industry has unique policies and restrictions related to the number of bags each passenger is allowed to transport, the weight and size of each piece of baggage, and what items can be transported. Each industry also has unique processes for checking bags.

Airline

Airline passengers have two options for transporting bags: They can carry the bags on the aircraft, or they can check the bags to their final destination. Carry-on bags are screened at one or more security checkpoints at the airport. During the flight, carry-on bags are stored in overhead bins or under seats. Alternatively, passengers can check their bags. Airlines typically provide a variety of locations where passengers can drop ...

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