The Long Descent: Woman’s Journey Down Baggage Belt
Travel Blog • Valerie Conners • 08.27.08 | 4:10 PM ET
We often put a sarcastic or humorous spin on tales of airport woe and aggravation, but this story struck me as just plain sad. Sure, it’s unfortunate that increasingly absurd airport measures are becoming the norm, but to imagine we’re at the point where a 78-year-old woman, in a huge misunderstanding with Swedish airport personnel, considers being asked to climb in a baggage chute as a reasonable request—and does so—is just ... unreasonable.
The woman mistakenly believed she was following instructions by placing herself on the airport’s baggage belt, Agence France-Presse reports. Staff members were able to assist her, and the woman reported no serious injuries.