This article describes an ideal inline baggage screening system from the perspective of the airlines. A top facilities executive at Southwest Airlines believes that most early system designs are overly complex and not logistically and fiscally practical. Some airports should consider manual inline systems rather than expensive automated systems. This expert believes that common screening areas that intermix carrier bags and complex conveyor designs with unnecessary recirculation loops and remote bag-sorting rooms may present problems. Airports should present their design plans to their tenant airlines at an early stage to gain their input on what would be the most feasible and cost-efficient approach.

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    AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated

    4212 King Street
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22302
  • Publication Date: 2003-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 43
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 15
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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  • Accession Number: 00961842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2003 12:00AM